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Optical Approach to Fracture Testing Measures Strength in Concrete Composites

A light-based approach to measuring the strength of opaque heterogeneous concrete mixes applies a light-refracting coating, designed to display stress positions, to the surface of the concrete; then....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:54

Large Mode Area Optical Fibers Are Polarization-Maintaining

An optical fiber has been developed that preserves the coherent properties of light. This tapered fiber could be useful in the construction of high-power pulsed fiber lasers and amplifiers and....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:57

Not Child's Play

For $99, a company called Giant Microbes will sell you a gadget that can turn anybody’s smartphone into a smartphone microscope. The company, which also peddles cuddly, plush models of body....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:22

US Naval Research Laboratory Granted Solar Cell Patent

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE) has received a U.S. patent for a self-assembling, self-repairing and self-contained microbial....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:00

Schmitz Made Head of Zeiss Consumer Optics

Jörg Schmitz has been appointed head of Carl Zeiss AG’s consumer optics business group. Schmitz will report directly to Matthias Metz, member of the executive board. He replaces....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:00

Smartphone App Uses Quantum Technology to Identify Fake Products

An atomic-scale ID based on quantum technology has been demonstrated using a smartphone application. The quantum ID (QID) could potentially be used for verifying the authenticity of many types of....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:29

Powerlase Sells Majority to Andritz

Powerlase Photonics, a client of the University of Central Florida Business Incubator in the Central Florida Research Park, recently sold 50.1 percent of the company to international technology....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 04:00

Rochester Accelerator Launches

The Luminate accelerator, a yearly, $5 million initiative recently announced by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, has officially launched with a new name and website, and is now accepting....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 04:00

European Synchrotron to Add Four New Beamlines

The Council of the European Synchrotron (ESRF), the body representing the 22 partner nations of the ESRF international research instrument, has approved the construction and commissioning of four new....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 04:00

Müllen, Fang Awarded Hamburg Science Award

Chemists Klaus Müllen at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz and Xinliang Feng at the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden and the Technical University of Dresden....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 04:00

Photoswitch Chemistry Creates 3D Shapes From Light

A novel technology uses a special class of photoactivatable molecules and digital light processing (DLP) to construct light shapes into animated structures that have volume and are viewable from 360....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:12

Elbit to Supply VIP Gulfstream With Warning System

Defense electronics developer Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded a $20 million contract by an African customer to equip a VIP Gulfstream G650 aircraft with J-MUSIC Directed Infrared Countermeasure....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 04:00

Etaluma, DRVision Partner for Microscopy Solution

Microscope developer Etaluma Inc. and imaging provider DRVision Technology LLC have announced a strategic partnership to combine Etaluma’s next-generation inverted Lumascope (LS) microscopes....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 04:00

Novel Laser Design Offers Multi-Color Output

A cost-effective laser design that outputs multi-color lasing could improve information flow in optical fibers and allow multi-color medical imaging of diseased tissue in real time. The laser has....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:52

Raman-Based Approach Images Biological Processes in Action

A fast, novel imaging technique could improve molecular-scale understanding of the biological processes involved in the early stages of disease. The technique uses polarization-resolved coherent....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:18

De Peuter Named Caeleste CEO

Image sensor developer Caeleste has appointed Geert De Peuter as its new CEO. De Peuter is a microelectronics engineer who has spent much of his career at Alcatel, now Nokia. He obtained his....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 04:00

Lindner Named CSO of Limo Lissotschenko Mikrooptik

Reiner Lindner has been appointed the chief sales officer of optics manufacturer Limo Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH. Lindner will be responsible for the further orientation of the company....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 04:00

My Quest for the Ultimate Wearable

by Karen Lightman
Executive Director, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Click here to view this blog on the Design News website! Way back in 2013, I shared with you my quest for a fuel-efficient family car and debated the merits/demerits of electronic vehicles vs. hybrids. That blog received some of the most intense discussion/debate from the engineering design community and helped us to eventually buy the Honda hybrid that we drive now (though my daughters really wanted that Tesla, which, sadly, would have required a .... Read More
Source: MEMS Industry Group - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 08:23