This is the syndication feed for Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:37:55 GMT Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Optical Society Names New Executive Editor 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... A56103 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Two-Stage Laser Could Make Rain, Lightning 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... A56102 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Long-Range 3-D Lidar May Enhance Military Operations 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... A56100 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Flir, ING to Create Aerial IR Inspection Methods 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... A56099 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Panels Redirect Sunlight into Shadowy Urban Areas Corrugated, translucent panels mounted on rooftops could be used to bend sunlight into places it normally doesn't reach. Amr Safwat, a professor of electronics and communications engineering... A56098 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Technique Allows Whole-Brain Imaging with Single-Cell Resolution 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... A56097 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hyperspectral Analysis Distinguishes Cells 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... A56096 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT American Laser Society Names New President The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery has named Dr. Juanita J. Anders its new president. Under her leadership over the next year, the organization says it plans to increase... A56095 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Process Allows Precision Design of Nanospheres 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... A56094 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lasers Produce Bio-Inspired Surface Functions Lasers can interact with matter in a variety of ways. Depending on the wavelength, the energy of the laser beam and a whole set of other parameters, such as pulse duration or repetition rate, laser... A56093 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Exciton Movement Observed Directly 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... A56092 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ghent University Offers Silicon Photonics Summer School 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... A56091 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fast Short-Pulse Lasers Enhance Surface Cleaning, Aluminum Welding Preparation It is well-known within the laser community that the same technologies used for surface ablation and engraving can be applied for surface cleaning and coating removal of various types. However, the... A56090 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT THz Technologies Offer Varied Options for Industry Terahertz technologies – which use the band between 30 µm and 3 mm – are bulky and expensive systems, used mainly in R&D and lab applications, especially astrophysics. But great... A56089 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Metasurface Lens Could Transform Antennas Traditional antennas could be in for a makeover following a discovery in broadband optics. Researchers from Southeast University have developed an artificial surface lens that can bend and... A56088 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT High-Speed Optics Enable Inline Strip Product Inspections 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... A56087 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Vision Offers Control of a High-Power Laser Ablation Process Using high-power lasers to remove coatings (paint) from aircraft surfaces offers a significant improvement in process efficiency and reduction of both consumables and waste streams. The ability of... A56086 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sensor Advances Help the Bottom Line Industrial sensors expand spectral range, go 3-D, work better in harsh environments – and get cheaper, too. Getting a better sense of a situation can make cents – and even dollars.... A56085 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Machine vision offers glossy quality control Machine vision has been widely used for quality control of industrial processes, but glossy-surface inspection has only been possible manually. Now, a new quality control system can analyze all kinds... A56083 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sighted robots improve industrial productivity Humans have often had to intervene in robotic assembly lines because of the technology’s inability to “see” certain objects that are not properly organized. A box of computer chair... A56084 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT