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As noted in the article “Mini CW Lasers Enable Next-Generation Bioinstrumentation” in May’s edition of Photonics Tech Briefs (PTB), continuous-wave (CW) lasers have helped advance research in fields such as cell sorting and DNA sequencing. Written by Jurgen Niederhofer, product manager of Newport’s Spectra-Physics Lasers Division (Stahnsdorf, Germany), the article highlights low-cost, small-form-factor diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) and direct-diode (DD) lasers that answer many of the most common bioinstrumentation applications.

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Technology Business Need

Available Corporate Direct Investment A global 500 European company is seeking new piezoelectric materials. Esaote Biomedica is seeking high-performance, affordable, piezoelectric material plates for medical sonography applications. Direct financing is available. For more information, click here.

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NASA News

On Thursday, May 3, Peter Homer of Southwest Harbor, ME, won $200,000 from NASA for his entry in the Astronaut Glove Challenge. Homer's glove design performed better overall than the competition in tests that rated the glove's strength, flexibility, and comfort. Homer's innovations in finger dexterity could enhance NASA's future astronaut gloves.

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Event Alert

NASA Tech Briefs and the Voice of the Customer Institute Announce National Seminar Series for June 2007 NASA Tech Briefs and the Voice of the Customer Institute recently announced a joint agreement to conduct a series of national seminars on the Voice of the Customer. This discipline helps businesses identify and prioritize customer needs, while training employees to conduct exercises to obtain this information independently. The results include streamlined product development, improved communication, and increased customer service & retention. The seminar series will be held in six markets throughout the month of June in Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, Denver, and NYC. To view a complete list of dates and cities and to register, please click here.

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White Paper

The Thermal Management Imperative in Avionics and Defense Electronics Still using duct tape and cardboard to predict thermal gotchas? Got a PhD thermal specialist stashed in the backroom? That ain't gonna cut it anymore. Read this eight-page report and learn to build thermal management into your corporate DNA.

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Measure Foundry(R) 5.0 test and measurement software from Data Translation, (Marlboro, MA) was named NTB's Product of the Month for May. The software offers open support of all system standards, including VISA, SCPI, GPIB, USB, PCI, LXI, PXI/VXI, and RS-232. The application builder software enables users to graphically combine various test and measurement instruments without writing code to create process control and data analysis applications. The software uses drag-and-drop components such as oscilloscopes and chart recorders that are placed on a form and then configured with their property pages.

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Tech Needs of the Week

A high-birefringence optical material is needed suitable for implementation in optical systems. The material also should feature high hardness making it amenable to standard polishing and manufacturing processes, low CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion), low CTRI (coefficient of thermal refractive index), low absorption at 1.55 micrometers, and reasonable bulk density. To respond to this Tech Need, click here.

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