Products: Imaging

Molex, LLC (Lisle, IL) offers its Polymicro Technologies™ Optical Multi-Leg Assemblies and Fused Bundles for a variety of applications. The bundle assemblies are custom configured for analytical and...

Products: Imaging

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, Florida) has enhanced the NIRQuest series of small-footprint near-infrared spectrometers. All NIRQuest spectrometer models now come with a replaceable slit design as standard, increasing measurement...

Products: Imaging

Reynard Corporation (San Clemente, CA) recently introduced the Bullseye® inverted apodizing neutral density filter. This filter is part of the Bullseye® Apodizer line of customizable gradient filters. These...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Morgan Advanced Materials (Windsor, UK) has developed the capability to design and manufacture piezoelectric transducers for use in ring laser gyroscope (RLG) technologies, used in a variety of high-precision...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Laser Wavelength Meter Bristol Instruments, Inc. (Victor, NY) has introduced the 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter. The 871 Laser Wavelength Meter uses a unique Fizeau etalon design to measure laser wavelength to an...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The MatrixCam™ video development kit (VDK) from On Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) streams video over Wi-Fi and Ethernet, at 60 fps. Available at the imaging technology distributor Framos Technologies (Ontario, Canada),...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Using an image stacking and matching technique, researchers from University College London revealed unprecedented detail of the Martian surface. The Beagle-2 lander, ancient lakebeds, and NASA’s...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

"We want to build on the spirit of innovation in the USA," said President Barack Obama in his opening speech at the Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany. Following the official...

News: Information Technology
The Synergy of Engineering

At the Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany, Eplan Software & Service, with its affiliate company Cideon, introduced Syngineer, an innovative communication and information platform that integrates mechanical engineering, software engineering, and controls engineering through one mechatronic structure. Eplan, a...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in May, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will present a decentralized planning algorithm for teams of...

INSIDER: Software

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Army Research Office, researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) and game theory to solve poaching and illegal logging.

INSIDER: Medical

Six years ago, he was paralyzed in a diving accident. Today, he participates in clinical sessions during which he can grasp and swipe a credit card or play a guitar video game with...

INSIDER: Energy

Testing has started at NASA on a concept called the Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System (HERTS), a propellant-less propulsion system that would harness solar wind to travel...

Question of the Week
Could a solar-powered airplane be commercially viable?

This week's Question: Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane, completed a risky, 62-hour flight across a wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. According to pilot and Swiss engineer Andre Borschberg, the plane now has the ability, in theory, to fly for an unlimited period, with only the human...

Who's Who: Photonics/Optics

In 2020, NASA's first-ever integrated-photonics modem will be tested aboard the International Space Station. Mike Krainak leads the development of...

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Researchers at Purdue University have created electrodes from a species of wild fungus called Tyromyces fissilis. Carbon fibers derived from the sustainable source have been shown to outperform...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

In recent years, computer scientists have been investigating a range of techniques for removing reflections from digital photographs shot through glass. Some have tried to use variability in focal...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Terahertz radiation is a relatively unexplored slice of the electromagnetic spectrum, but it holds the promise of countless new imaging applications as well as wireless communication...

INSIDER: Energy

Nobody wants a laptop computer that stops working when a cloud passes by. Storing sunlight as fuel that can be later used to drive fuel cells requires new materials. Scientists...

INSIDER Product: Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Imaging Technologies (Verrières le Buisson, France) introduces the NSC1401, a new analog wide dynamic range InGaAs sensor series in 320x256 pixels (QVGA). The NSC1401 uses a new generation of ROIC with 320x256...

INSIDER Product: Imaging

Quantum Composers (Bozeman, MT) has launched a new touchscreen controller for simplified control of laser systems. The all new Smart Controller is an easy to use extension for manual repair systems that may include a...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Vision Components (Ettlingen, Germany) has introduced the new VC Flash infrared area lighting for OEMs. The lighting module has been developed specifically for traffic surveillance applications. Fitted with 24 high...

INSIDER Product: Lighting

Gamma Scientific (San Diego, CA) now offers a range of light source and sensor calibration services from their ISO 17025, NVLAP accredited (NVLAP Laboratory code 200823-0) facility. Specifically, the company...

Question of the Week
Will you wear “e-textiles”?

This week's Question: Researchers at The Ohio State University have embroidered circuits into fabric with 0.1-mm precision — an ideal size to integrate electronic components, such as sensors and computer memory devices, into clothing. With the advance, the team has taken the next step toward the design of...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

A novel sheet camera developed by Columbia Engineering researchers can be wrapped around everyday objects to capture images that cannot be taken with one or more conventional cameras.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, UC Berkeley engineers have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can actually operate at the lowest fundamental energy...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Two-dimensional electronic devices could inch closer to their ultimate promise of low power, high efficiency and mechanical flexibility with a processing technique developed at the Department of...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

Specifically designed for use with data storage, high-density, backup, or cloud servers, Jaro's (Boca Raton, FL) new low-profile, 1U CPU cooler (with heat-sink) is perfect for Intel processors that interact with square socket...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

TE Connectivity Ltd. (TE) (Harrisburg, PA) has launched its DEUTSCH 369 series panel-mount connectors. The new panel-mount connectors have the ability to mount in seconds, suit multiple panel thicknesses, accept the...

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