This is the syndication feed for Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:31:34 GMT Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 DIY Microscope Boosts Efficiency and Cuts Costs A Brunel University London student has developed a DIY microscope that will ultimately cut research costs and save time in the lab. Dr. Adam Lynch, a postdoctoral candidate at Brunel’s... A56938 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Spectroscopic Test Improves Photonic Chips A technique called ultrafast photomodulation spectroscopy (UPMS) could help not only with testing and characterization of photonic chips, but in making them more reliable and robust. Made... A56937 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Coating Reflects Sunlight, Radiates Heat to Cool Buildings A thin-film coating has the potential to cool buildings by simultaneously radiating heat from inside and reflecting sunlight. The photonic radiative cooling material reflects incoming... A56936 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Graphene Phenomenon Could Enable New Lasers Understanding the dynamics of electrons in graphene under strong magnetic fields could lead to development of new types of broadband lasers. An international team led by Helmholtz-Zentrum... A56935 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Biomarker System Offers Advanced Cancer Detection A combined biomarker and drug delivery system could lead to very localized, more effective cancer treatment. Developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, the biomarker... A56934 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Additive Manufacturing Hub to Open in Singapore A new 3-D printing center will provide various laser-based additive manufacturing services for various industries. Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. of Hayward, Calif., plans to open the center in... A56933 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Algorithm Speeds Lidar Assessment of Landslide Risk Computer algorithms could turn lidar surveying systems into powerful tools for assessing landslides and keeping people out of their path. Created by researchers at Oregon State University... A56931 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Metamaterial Polarizing Filter Brightens LCDs, Photos Polarizers are vital for LCDs and photography, but they waste energy by blocking enormous amounts of light. A new filter skirts this obstacle. A team from the University of Utah developed... A56932 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Iridex to Supply Ophthalmology Lasers to Zambia Iridex Corp. has been awarded a competitive tender by the government of Zambia for more than $350,000 in ophthalmology laser equipment. The devices can be used to treat eye diseases such as... A56930 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Third-Quarter Sales Improve at Inrad Losses at Inrad Optics Inc. decreased in the third quarter as it finished consolidating its manufacturing and higher sales in the defense, process control and metrology markets. The... A56929 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Young Researchers Honored for Solar, Optics Technologies Solar technologies and cellulose-based optics were among the research efforts honored by the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) and Outstanding Young Engineer (OYE) awards from the Maryland Academy of... A56926 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Antonio Luque Receives $60,000 Boer Award Antonio Luque will receive the 2015 Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit, along with a $60,000 cash prize. Antonio Luque is the recipient of the 2015 Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of... A56928 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Northrop Grumman Receives $116M for Military Equipment Upgrades The U.S. military has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $116 million contract to upgrade the AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING Advanced Targeting Systems. Under the contract, Northrop will provide... A56927 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Invisibility Cloak Uses Ordinary Lenses Invisibility cloaks could be a step closer to reality, thanks to a new device that uses readily available materials to cloak objects across a wide range of angles. Researchers at the... A56925 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Delves Deep into Prehistoric Environments A look back via laser into sedimentary organic matter that accumulated on the sea floor could shed light on past climates and environments for a better understanding of the future. A new... A56924 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nanomaterials Researcher Named VP at Quantum Materials Quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp. has named Dr. Michael Krueger vice president of nanomaterials. Krueger holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of... A56923 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nonlinear Microscopy Measures Effects of Laser Skin Surgery The effects of laser-based skin-tightening plastic surgery can be obvious to the naked eye, but harder to examine below the surface and at the microscale without a biopsy. A team from the... A56922 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT The Beetle’s ‘Whitest White’ Album Many things in this world promise “the brightest white.” Toothpaste, laundry detergent, paper, paint and even LED lights all boast the ability to produce a white that nothing else can.... A56918 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Image Correlation Helps Optimize Laser-Based 3-D Printing Digital image correlation (DIC) could help prevent warping of metal parts made via laser-based additive manufacturing. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory used the... A56920 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Imaging At The Speed Of Life On the road to ultrafast imaging, bottlenecks include both hardware and software – but researchers are working to overcome these challenges. Being able to take a faster snapshot could... A56914 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT