This is the syndication feed for Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:52:07 GMT Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 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 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 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 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 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 Nikon, JEOL to Collaborate on Light-Electron Microscope Nikon Instruments Inc. and JEOL have joined forces to research and develop systems that combine light and electron microscopy. Existing light microscopes cannot provide the molecular-level... A56921 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ablation Market Set To Expand The global market for ablation technologies is expected to reach $10,611 million by 2020, according to a report published by Transparency Market Research of Albany, N.Y. The market is... A56912 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT First Local OSA Group Founded In The UK The Optical Society has formed the London OSA local section, its first within the UK. The section was approved by the OSA Member and Education Services Council. OSA Fellow Azizur... A56913 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Combiner Enables Scanning Fluorescence Endoscopy A laser-scanning fiber endoscope uses a plug-and-play laser combiner to enable high-contrast images suitable for detecting early-stage precancerous lesions. Detection of early cancerous... A56915 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Multispectral Sensor Boosts Molecular Diagnostics A new low-cost multispectral fluorescence detection sensor helps overcome barriers to using molecular diagnostics in point-of-care testing. In molecular diagnostics, fluorescent probes are... A56916 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT No Shortage of Grand Challenges and New Frontiers It’s a bit of an understatement, but there is no shortage of urgent health care issues these days. Watching the nightly news, we are bombarded with crises and dilemmas from across the globe.... A56919 Tue, 18 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