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Raman Imager Speeds Cancer Detection
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 24, 2015 — A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that can take images of living cells could represent an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases. The electronic device is referred to as a 32-channel tuned amplifier array, or TAMP array, and was developed at Purdue University’s Jonathan Amy Facility for Chemical Instrumentation, which is part of the school’s department of chemistry. Approximately 1000 times faster than a...

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Frequency Comb has the ‘Teeth’ to Measure Terahertz Waves
PASADENA, Calif., April 24, 2015 — A frequency comb that generates and detects terahertz waves throughout a wide spectral range could allow precise measurement of molecules in deep space. California Institute of Technology chemists combined commercially available lasers and...
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Fluorescent Ink Proposed as Anticounterfeiting Tool
EVANSTON, Ill., April 24, 2015 — Fluorescent inks could one day be used in multicolored barcodes to authenticate frequently counterfeited products. Developed by researchers at Northwestern University, the inks are invisible under normal light but reveal themselves under UV...

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Angular Acceleration Observed in Helical Light Beams
JOHANNESBURG, April 23, 2015 — The orbital angular momentum of laser light traveling along a helical path through space can accelerate and decelerate as it spins into the distance. This is the first time that angular acceleration has been observed in light, according to...
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Solar Nanowire-Bacteria Array Converts CO2 into Useful Chemicals
BERKELEY, Calif., April 23, 2015 — A new artificial photosynthesis process could be used to capture carbon dioxide emissions and convert them into plastics, drugs and fuels with help from sunlight. Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley...

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ASML to Provide EUV Lithography Systems to US Semiconductor Manufacturer
VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands, April 23, 2015 — ASML Holding NV will provide at least 15 extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems under a new agreement with a U.S. semiconductor manufacturer. Financial terms were not disclosed. Delivery of the first two NXE:3350B EUV systems is...
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Edmund Optics Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Defense Contract for IR Smart Sensors
BARRINGTON, N.J., April 16, 2015 — Edmund Optics Inc. said it has received a multimillion-dollar defense-related contract for custom optical components supporting a smart sensors system. "We see positive response to new investments in IR molding and diffractive optics...

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Basler Hires Regional Sales Manager for Canada
AHRENSBURG, Germany, April 15, 2015 — Rob Karimi has been named regional sales manager for Canada by industrial camera firm Basler AG. He will be based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Karimi graduated from York University in Toronto in 2005 with a degree in Economics and Marketing. ...
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Camera Powered by the Light It Captures
NEW YORK, April 15, 2015 — Absorbing solar energy one moment and capturing images the next, a prototype video camera is said to be the first that is entirely self-powered. Developed by researchers at Columbia University, the camera can produce an image each second,...

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Cui to Bolster eMagin's HMD Effort as VP of Business Development
HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y., April 15, 2015 — Dan Cui has been named vice president of business development for eMagin Corp.'s head-mounted display (HMD) group. The company has developed multiple HMDs for both military and consumer uses. It is now completing a next-generation prototype...
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Deverell Named VP of Finance, Administration at Sydor Instruments
ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 15, 2015 — Sydor Instruments LLC has named Scott Deverell vice president of finance and administration. In this newly created position, Deverell will provide financial leadership for the company, which operates in the U.S. and U.K. Deverell...

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L-3 Beam Director to Aid Canadian Defense R&D
PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2015 — L-3 Integrated Optical Systems Brashear has provided Defence Research and Development Canada with a high-energy laser (HEL) beam director (BD) to enhance the government agency's mobile characterization and development laboratory. Designed...
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Trumpf Acquires Fiber Laser Subsidiary from GSI Group for $31.5M
DITZINGEN, Germany, April 15, 2015 — Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG has acquired a subsidiary of GSI Group Inc. of Bedford, Mass., for approximately $31.5 million in cash. JK Lasers Ltd. of Rugby, England, will become part of Trumpf's SPI Lasers UK Ltd. of Southampton, England. ...

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Acid-Free Fabrication Creates Longer-Lasting Flexible Displays
DAEGU, South Korea, April 14, 2015 — Hybrid organic-inorganic thin films for flexible displays can now be created without the corrosive acids used in conventional sol-gel fabrication. Developed by researchers at Kyungpook National University, the process begins with a...
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Australian Military Tests Laser-Guided Missiles
NASHUA, N.H., April 13, 2015 — Laser-based missile guidance systems scored 10 out of 10 hits in recent testing aboard an Australian military helicopter, according to developer BAE Systems Inc. A photo illustration of an APKWS rocket being fired from an Airbus Tiger...

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Expanding Focus on OLED Displays, Aixtron Acquires PlasmaSi for $16M
HERZOGENRATH, Germany, April 13, 2015 — Aixtron SE is targeting commercialization of thin-film encapsulants for organic LEDs with the acquisition of PlasmaSi Inc. of Freemont, Calif. The purchase price may reach up to $16 million and will be paid in cash, Aixtron said. PlasmaSi...
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Perovskite Nanowires Yield Efficient, Tunable Lasers
MADISON, Wis., April 13, 2015 — A “freshman-chemistry-level” technique for growing nanowires produces tunable lasers that are nearly 100 percent efficient. With low lasing thresholds and Q factors around 3600, these single-crystal lead halide perovskite...

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VA Researching LED Treatments to Battle Gulf War Illness
BOSTON, April 13, 2015 — Following promising findings obtained from a pilot program, researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness, also known as Gulf War Syndrome. ...
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Kopin Names General Manager for China
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 10, 2015 — Wearable technologies firm Kopin Corp. Inc. has named Sam Zeng general manager of China operations. Zeng has more than 20 years of experience in Internet and mobile services, with extensive knowledge of business development and product...

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Kramer to Head Business Development for New Scale Technologies
VICTOR, N.Y., April 10, 2015 — New Scale Technologies Inc. has named Jeff Kramer vice president of business development, responsible for developing strategic deals and partnerships with key customers of the company’s miniature motion systems. Kramer has more than...
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Optics Golf Tournament Recognized by Rochester Children's Hospital
ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 10, 2015 — A patient room in the Golisano Children’s Hospital at University of Rochester Medical Center has been named in honor of the WNY Optics/Photonics Golf Tournament, an annual charity event. An artist’s rendering of the new...

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QD Vision, Konka Partner to Launch Quantum Dot TVs in China
SHENZHEN, China, April 10, 2015 — Konka Group Co. Ltd. has unveiled a pair of novel, quantum dot ultra-HD TVs based on Color IQ optics from QD Vision Inc. of Lexington, Mass. The new high-end TVs feature large size, high resolution, Smart TV functionality, wide color gamut...
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Vision Engineering, RSS Logistics Chosen as Navy Prime Contractors
ORLANDO, Fla., April 10, 2015 — Two client companies of the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubation Program have been selected as prime contractors in a highly secure online community of U.S. businesses qualified to service Navy and Marine Corps programs. ...

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Camera-Based Monitoring of Vital Signs Improved
HOUSTON, April 8, 2015 — Refined signal processing allows video cameras to monitor vital signs regardless of ambient lighting and the subject’s skin color. A new algorithm developed by researchers at Rice University detects subtle variations in skin tone...
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First Light Imaging Wins EC Grant to Develop IR Camera
MEYREUIL, France, April 8, 2015 — First Light Imaging SAS will use a grant from the European Commission to finalize development of an ultrafast, low-noise IR camera for use in astronomy, medical imagery, industry and defense. The company is one of six small and medium...






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