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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 high-energy laser beam. The researchers have discovered that surrounding a laser beam with a second beam creates an energy reservoir that can sustain the central beam over long distances. This second “dress” beam helps prevent the...

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Laser Process Allows Precision Design of Nanospheres
HANNOVER, Germany, April 17, 2014 — A laser-based technique for creating light-scattering silicon nanospheres could have applications in medicine and sensor technology. Molten silicon forms nanoparticles which, due to surface tension, fly onto a receiver substrate. Images...
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NASA Names New Chief Technologist
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 — David W. Miller, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, has been named NASA’s new chief technologist. In this role, he will serve as principal adviser and advocate on agency-wide technology programs and policies. Also...

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Teledyne Technologies Acquires Photon Machines
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 10, 2014 — Teledyne Technologies Inc. and its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments Inc., have acquired Photon Machines Inc. (PMI). Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will bring PMI’s laser ablation systems to...
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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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Tiny Crystals Could Oust Traditional Solar Absorbers
NANTES, France, April 4, 2014 — Traditional absorbers in thin film-based solar cells may have some competition in a new technique that incorporates nontoxic and relatively common elements. The new approach, developed by a team from the University of Nantes, uses sulfide...

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Guide Star Set for VLT
MUNICH, April 1, 2014 — A new solid-state laser aims to give giant Earth-bound telescopes better vision by reducing atmospheric distortion. German manufacturer Toptica Photonics has developed a 22-W 589-nm (yellow) source, which is tuned to the frequency needed to...
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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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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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Rutgers Professor Takes Top SPIE Prize
CAMDEN, N.J., March 26, 2014 — James Harrington, a professor at Rutgers University, has received SPIE’s 2014 Gold Medal Award for his pioneering research on fiber optics and IR optical materials. Since 1977, this annual prize has recognized “seminal...

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OSA Award Winners Announced
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014— The Optical Society (OSA) has named the 2014 recipients of its awards and medals. “This year’s awardees have made incredible contributions to optics and photonics in everything from attosecond science to photonic...
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Optical Brain Monitoring for Better Stroke Care
PHILADELPHIA, March 20, 2014 — Advanced technology and simple body positioning could be key in providing acute stroke patients with more effective, individualized treatment in real time. A team from the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new optical device that...

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SPIE Names 2014 Award Winners
BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 18, 2014 — SPIE has announced its 2014 award recipients, who are being honored for their outstanding achievements in the industry. And the winners are: SPIE Gold Medal Award: James Harrington of Rutgers University for his contributions to the...
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Former SPIE President in Tech Hall of Fame
STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 12, 2014 — Ralph James, regarded as a pioneer in optical and photonics technology development for hi-res spectroscopy and imaging, is the latest to be inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame. Former president of SPIE and a current SPIE...

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Tiny Lasers Could Help Fight Bio-Weapons
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 — Biochemical weapons could be a big threat, but a new DARPA program is proposing a very small solution: tiny lasers. The research agency has established a program called Laser UV Sources for Tactical Efficient Raman, or LUSTER, which will...
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MUSE Offers 3-D View of Distant Galaxies
CERRO PARANAL, Chile, March 6, 2014 — Far-away galaxies and bright stars could feel closer than ever, thanks to a new astronomical instrument that is a decade in the making. The Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) — developed over the past 10 years by a consortium of...

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TSI Purchases Enwave Optronics
SHOREVIEW, Minn., March 4, 2014 — Precision metrology company TSI Inc. has acquired Irvine, Calif.-based Enwave Optronics for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition includes Enwave’s Raman spectroscopy technology, which adds to TSI’s existing ChemLogix group of...
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PHOQUS to Focus on Cells and Disease
DUNDEE, Scotland, Feb. 24, 2014 — The European Commission (EU) has awarded nearly €4 million in funding for investigations on the relationships between cellular processes and disease. The EU has awarded the University of Dundee a €3.8 million (about $5.2 million)...

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Goetz Instrument Support Awards Announced
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 20, 2014— Innovative research projects based on spectroscopy and remote sensing have been recognized by the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program awards for 2014. The awards program, now in its eighth year and supported by PANalytical Boulder...
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DTU Branches Out with New Laser Tech Company
ROSKILDE, Denmark, Feb. 19, 2014 — The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has branched out with the formation of Norlase, a new company specializing in a unique class of visible lasers. The diode lasers are based on technology from DTU. Norlase frequency-doubles the...

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European Organizations Join Forces on BabyLux Project
BERLIN, BARCELONA, Spain, and MILAN, Feb. 19, 2014 — Several organizations from Italy, Spain, Germany and Denmark have come together with the common goal of reducing the risk of brain damage in premature babies from 25 to 20 percent. The BabyLux initiative, funded in part by the European...
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Graphene Sandwich Improves Biomolecule Imaging
CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2014 — Atomic-level images of a biological molecule in its natural environment can now be obtained by sandwiching the wet sample between sheets of graphene. A team at the University of Illinois at Chicago developed the technique, which shows the...

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Storex Tech Study Clears Optical Lithography Hurdle
WILMINGTON, Del., and BUCHAREST, Romania, Feb. 13, 2014 — Storex Technologies Inc. has developed an optical lithography technique with a resolution of 1 nm half-pitch lines, clearing a major hurdle in this field. Many attempts have been made to break the diffraction limit, which Storex researchers...
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Photon Technology Joins Horiba Scientific
EDISON, N.J., Feb. 12, 2014 — Horiba Scientific has acquired Photon Technology International (PTI) as part of its scientific segment. The move will expand Horiba’s presence in the biomedical field, as PTI is a leading supplier of microscopy-based...






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