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Flir, ING to Create Aerial IR Inspection Methods
OTTAWA, April 18, 2014 — Flir Systems Canada is partnering with ING Robotic Aviation to develop robotic aircraft and new techniques for infrared inspections. The new technology will allow for aerial industrial infrared inspections and visual gas leak detection. With Flir cameras and gas detection filters, hydrocarbon gas leaks will be detectible. Related information and data gathered will also be more efficiently and comprehensively analyzed using Flir software and advanced imaging techniques. ...

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Long-Range 3-D Lidar May Enhance Military Operations
ESSEX, England, April 18, 2014 — Advancement of 3-D imaging and lidar technologies could spell significant enhancement for target identification, tracking and surveillance, namely in military operations. A team at Selex ES has developed a lidar system that uses a Geiger-mode...
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Optical Society Names New Executive Editor
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 — Dr. Alison Taylor has joined The Optical Society (OSA) as executive editor. She will manage the organization’s journals, including the new Optica, the Journal of the Optical Society of America-A, the Journal of the Optical Society of...

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Two-Stage Laser Could Make Rain, Lightning
UNION PARK, Fla. and TUCSON, Ariz., April 18, 2014 — Weather is beyond human control — or is it? A team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona are developing a technique to trigger rain and lightning in clouds with a...
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Exciton Movement Observed Directly
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 — For decades, scientists’ understanding of excitons has been theoretical at best. However, a recent breakthrough has changed the game. A team from MIT and the City College of New York has developed a new technique for imaging exciton...

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Hyperspectral Analysis Distinguishes Cells
SYDNEY, April 17, 2014 — Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) may soon expand its portfolio beyond mineralogy and food safety testing. Human embryonic stem cells can be analyzed using the new HSI-based technique. Images courtesy of PLOS Biology. A new label-free...
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Technique Allows Whole-Brain Imaging with Single-Cell Resolution
SAITAMA, Japan, April 17, 2014 — Understanding the relationship between cellular phenomena and activity at the organism level has been difficult, particularly where the brain is concerned. Whole-brain imaging at single-cell resolution could help. As scientists aim to...

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Ghent University Offers Silicon Photonics Summer School
GHENT, Belgium, April 16, 2014 — Silicon photonics is an increasingly important area of research and technology, making ongoing education crucial for those in the industry. A Silicon Photonics Summer School will bring together next-generation scientists and industry...
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High-Speed Optics Enable Inline Strip Product Inspections
FREIBURG, Germany, April 16, 2014 — A new optical inspection system examines strip products like wire, pipe and rail much faster than any human ever could. The Wire-AOI wire inspection system uses four cameras collectively to deliver 40,000 analyzed images of a moving...

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Adaptive Optics Enhances Subcellular Imaging
ASHBURN, Va., April 14, 2014 — A new adaptive optics approach sharpens microscope images for biologists studying the zebrafish. The technique rapidly corrects for distortions in transparent, nonscattering tissues at the millimeter scale without exposing them to damaging...
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Flir Systems Hires New Chief Marketing Officer
WILSONVILLE, Ore., April 14, 2014 — Flir Systems Inc. has named Travis Merrill its new senior vice president and chief marketing officer. In the newly created position, Merrill will lead the company’s global marketing and brand building efforts. Merrill comes...

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Red Light Increases Viability of Implanted Stem Cells
CHONGQING, China, April 11, 2014 — Doses of red and near-IR light have been shown to increase the viability of implanted stem cells used to treat brain damage. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation has been effective in treating neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain...
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Semiconductor Manipulates IR Light
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 11, 2014 — A nanostructure-embedded semiconductor that manipulates light in the IR/terahertz range could benefit applications from imaging to energy efficiency, telecommunications and more. An artist's rendering of nanoscale metallic wires...

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ON Semiconductor Acquires Truesense Imaging
PHOENIX, April 8, 2014 — ON Semiconductor will acquire Truesense Imaging Inc. for $92 million. Truesense Imaging will be incorporated into ON Semiconductor’s Application Products Group. The merger will expand ON’s existing technology portfolio and add...
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Studying Altitude Sickness with NIR Spectroscopy
FRANKFURT, Germany, April 8, 2014 — Headaches are a common symptom of altitude sickness. But they may not have to be. Researchers from University Hospital Frankfurt have turned to NIR spectroscopy to study ailments associated with altitude sickness, namely its tendency to...

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Flir Systems Hires New CMO
WILSONVILLE, Ore., April 7, 2014 — Travis Merrill has joined Flir Systems Inc. as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Merrill will develop and lead the company’s global marketing and brand building initiatives. He most recently served as vice...
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Caliber Names Williams VP of Global Marketing
BOSTON and ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 2, 2014 — Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics, formerly Lucid Inc., has appointed Joseph R. Williams as vice president of global marketing, a newly created position. Williams has more than three decades of experience in health care marketing, and...

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Wilmot to Head Andor Technology
BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 1, 2014 — Andor Technology plc has promoted Gary Wilmot to the position of managing director. He replaces CEO Conor Walsh, who will step down May 1 after 12 years with the company. Wilmot joined the imaging and spectroscopy company in 2007 as...
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Zeiss Collaboration Creates Smaller Chip Features
OBERKOCHEN and STUTTGART, Germany, April 1, 2014— A collaborative research agreement between Zeiss’ Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group and the Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS) has resulted in smaller chip features. However, to produce...

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Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics Names New CFO
BOSTON and ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 31, 2014 — Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics, formerly Lucid Inc., has named Richard C. Christopher as chief financial officer. He replaces Richard J. Pulsifer. Christopher served for eight years as CFO of DUSA Pharmaceuticals Inc., overseeing its sale to Sun...
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System Pushes Better Light Control
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 27, 2014 — More precise control of light could be on the horizon, prompting advances in solar photovoltaics, detectors for telescopes and microscopes, and privacy filters for display screens. Researchers from MIT have developed the first system that...

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3-D Cell Imaging Through Microfluidic Channels
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 26, 2014 — A microscopy technique developed in 2007 by scientists at MIT enabled 3-D imaging of the interior of living cells without using fluorescent or other markers. Recent adaptations have taken this a step further. Now the researchers have...
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IR Method Detects Chemicals Remotely
PROVO, Utah, March 26, 2014 — Infrared technology could help the military to remotely and safely identify sites where nuclear weapons are being made. Researchers at Brigham Young University have developed a model that distinguishes the material in every pixel of an...

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Microtechnology Emerging as Next Big Thing
BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 26, 2014 — Growing demand for high-tech research and development in micro-optoelectromechanical systems (MOEMS) has led to breakthrough achievements for applications including space exploration, wireless systems and health care. “Recent demands...
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Creation of Living Materials Shows Potential
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 25, 2014 — A new approach to materials synthesis has shown promise in the creation of living elements. Researchers at MIT have influenced E. coli bacterial cells to produce biofilms that could incorporate nonliving materials such as gold nanoparticles...






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