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    US Army awards Northrop Grumman $960M contract for IR countermeasures…

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    ...and Flir wins $15.4 million contract to supply image-generating Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems.

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    Covid-19: Cytometry and pedestrian detection assist pandemic response

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    Photonics-based improvements in diagnosis and social distance monitoring offer new tools to combat the disease.

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    nLight sees positive signs in directed energy and additive manufacturing sectors

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    Laser firm reports jump in sales and is expecting further growth in the current quarter.

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    People in the News: 05/12/21

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    LARNE, Northern Ireland — SWIR, CCD, EMCCD, and CMOS camera manufacturer Raptor Photonics Ltd. named Nathan Tate sales engineer. Tate...

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    Adaptive Optics Keep an Eye on Space Junk

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    Researchers at Australian National University (ANU) have employed an artificial guide star to bring objects orbiting Earth into focus. The...

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    Hybrid Microscopy Method Uses AI to Deliver Robust Images in Seconds

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    Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) combined AI algorithms with light-field microscopy and light-sheet microscopy. The hybrid, AI-enhanced...

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    Understanding Polymer Properties with Multi-Angle Light Scattering

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    *** Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 11am EDT | 10am CDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST*** Multi-angle light scattering...

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    Velodyne, Ouster post losses as VCs back lidar challenger Innovusion

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    Crowded market for automotive lidar still awaiting take-off; Innovusion attracts $64M in series B round.

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    Shortwave-IR imager promises new multifunctional devices

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    University of California San Diego combines sensor and display into one thin device.

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    Silicon Multiplexer to Advance THz-Based Communications

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    An ultra-small silicon chip called a multiplexer is poised to increase data processing speeds and the next generation of communications...

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    Synapse-Like Phototransistor Enables Persistent, Low-Energy Optical Switching

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    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created a phototransistor that allows long-lived persistent...

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    The LCGC Blog: Killer Gas Chromatography Variables—and Other Insidious Ways to Destroy your Chromatography!

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    I’d like to concentrate on variables that can really impact our chromatography, but may be on hidden, supplementary, or advanced...

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    Nitrosamine impurities in Sartan drug products by GC-MS/MS

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    This application demonstrates a reliable GC–MS/MS method for analysis of nitrosamine drug products including the three impurities NDMA, NDEA, and...

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    LC-MS Analysis of Adeno-Associated Virus Critical Quality Attributes

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    *Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9am EDT | 2pm BST | 3pm CEST, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2pm EDT...

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    Toptica Projects delivers first Guide Star laser to Extremely Large Telescope

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    Fulfilling a 2017 contract with European Southern Observatory for the ELT, which could use up to eight guide star lasers.

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    Jenoptik wins $64M of automation and traffic orders in North America

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    Robotic manufacturing control and road safety system contracts in the US and Canada announced in first quarter of 2021.

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    Genes Linked to Self-Awareness in Modern Humans Were Less Common in Neandertals

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    Brain networks for memory and planning may have set us apart from Neandertals—and chimps -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Light’s Shape Impacts Visual Perception

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    By varying the shape of ultrafast laser pulses and measuring the visual response of mice, researchers showed that vision is...

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    MKS Adds Optical Sensor Tech with Photon Control Acquisition

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    MKS Instruments will acquire Photon Control Inc., a Canadian developer of optical sensors for temperature control used in semiconductor wafer...

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    10 Key Findings From the 2020 Reader Survey

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    Collecting and analyzing data about your customers is an important step in any marketing plan. Every July, Photonics Media has...

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    HUBER+SUHNER Acquires Wavelength-Selective Switch Startup

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    HUBER+SUHNER, a fiber optic cable manufacturer for the industrial, communication, and transportation markets, acquired ROADMap Systems Ltd., a technology startup...

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    Trust in Science Shines on International Day of Light 2021

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    Thought leaders from industry, academia, government, and beyond will come together for the fourth annual International Day of Light (IDL)...

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    Graphene-Based Tracking System May Streamline Autonomous Vision

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    A real-time 3D tracking system developed at the University of Michigan may one day replace lidar and cameras in autonomous...

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    For Math Fans: Some Puzzles from Game of Life Creator John Conway

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    The great British mathematician passed away from COVID-19 last year. To celebrate his memory, here is a small sampling of...

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    First in Flight: NASA Just Proved Flying on Mars Is Possible–Next Up Is the Solar System

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    With Ingenuity’s five successful flights on the Red Planet, aviation may find unexpected footing in the future of space exploration...

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    The NYPD's Robot Dog Was a Really Bad Idea: Here's What Went Wrong

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    Design, context and timing influence whether humans embrace a robot or reject it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Chameleon-Inspired, Color-Changing Hydrogels

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    A process to create biocompatible, color-shifting core–shell structures could, according to researchers, find use in sensors, anti-counterfeiting, robot camouflage and...

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    Experimental Approach Will Reveal Dark Matter’s Physical Traits

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    A multi-institutional collaboration of engineers has developed an experimental approach for the detection of dark matter. While scientists are sure...

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    Compact, Multifunctional Device Uses Infrared Light to Deliver Images

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    A study introduced by a group led by electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego describes a thin,...

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    Silina launches curved CMOS sensors that can be made on industrial scale

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    Curved designs mean simpler optical systems – like eyes with single lens; claimed to be “next major innovation” in imaging.

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    Experimental Approach May Reveal Dark Matter’s Physical Traits

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    A multi-institutional collaboration of engineers has developed an experimental approach for the detection of dark matter. While scientists are sure...

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    LC–MS Bioanalytical Quantification of Itaconic Acid

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    This application note highlights the automated sample preparation and extraction of itaconic acid from human plasma with subsequent LC–MS/MS analysis...

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    Easy-to-Use, Software-Driven, Positive Pressure Manifold

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    This work encapsulates the reliability that this new, seamless technology, Otto SPEcialist Positive Pressure Manifold, provides during a method of...

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    Automate Standard Preparations for Food Analyses

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    This application evaluates routine liquid handling sample prep methods using Andrew+ Pipetting Robot for mixing, serial dilutions, and standard prep...

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    LC–MS/MS Analysis of Methylmalonic Acid in Serum

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    Automated extraction of methylmalonic acid from serum facilitates accurate and robust analyte quantification.

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    Eikon Therapeutics closes $148M financing to develop super-resolution microscopy

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    California-based firm to integrate advanced optics, machine learning with biochemistry; its target application is drug discovery.

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    Test-Bed Telescope 2 joins asteroid detection efforts

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    Instrument at ESO's La Silla Observatory will survey fast-moving near-Earth objects.

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    Bird Brawlers Love Spectators–Other Avian Species Are Welcome at Ringside

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    Tufted titmice scuffle more vigorously in front of a crowd—even if some of the onlookers are woodpeckers -- Read more...

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    A “Human Friendly” LED Reduces Blue Light

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    Researchers see health benefits in new formulation that mimics white light while cutting the contribution from the blue end of...

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    Eikon Therapeutics Closes $148M Financing Round, Names CEO

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    Drug discovery and development company Eikon Therapeutics closed $148 million Series A financing and appointed Roger Perlmutter CEO. Eikon’s drug...

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    Coalition for Semiconductor Tech, $200M Fund to Catalyze Photonics Innovation in Canada

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    Separate initiatives revealed May 5 will support photonics R&D in Canada. The Semiconductor Council, a coalition that will build and...

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    II-VI optimistic as Apple backs further VCSEL expansion and development

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    Up to $410M from iPhone maker’s ‘Advanced Manufacturing Fund’ to boost production capacity and performance.

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    Zeiss and Deutsche Telekom launch tooz DevKit smart glasses in Germany

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    An opportunity for developer community to explore potential and create new applications, say partners.

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    Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet

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    Two teams have demonstrated new degrees of quantum measurements in micron-sized metal drums -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Ti:Sapphire Laser Sets Mark for Pulse Intensity

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    At the Center for Relativistic Laser Science (CoReLS, Institute for Basic Science in the Republic of Korea), researchers report they...

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    Actions not Acronyms: Applying Critical Thinking to Compliance

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    ***Live: Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 10am EDT | 9am CDT*** With so many acronyms and categories it can be...

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    Flu Has Disappeared Worldwide during the COVID Pandemic

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    The public health measures that slow the spread of the novel coronavirus work really well on influenza -- Read more...

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    Luminar-Airbus venture targeting autonomous aviation

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    Airbus UpNext’s new Vertex demonstrator fitted with Luminar technology is working towards safe, autonomous flight.

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    Silicon photonics helps Fabrinet to another record quarter

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    Optical packaging specialist posts best-ever sales and income figures, with further growth expected.

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    Metaform optics point to compact AR/VR glasses and imaging components

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    University of Rochester combines metasurfaces and freeform optics for compact high-resolution systems.

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    Reckless Rush to Reopen Threatens Chile's Exemplary Vaccination Strategy

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    Easing restrictions without clear risk communication undercuts some of the country’s hard-won progress in fighting the pandemic -- Read more...

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    People in the News: 05/05/21

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    ROANOKE, Va. — Fiber optic technology provider Luna Innovations named Brian Soller COO. Soller served as senior vice president and...

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    Freeform Optics and Metasurfaces Create Compact AR/VR Eyewear

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    A team from the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics imprinted freeform optics with a metasurface, in a combination of...

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    Salvo Technologies acquires Kreischer Optics

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    Acquisition expands company’s offering to customers, adding complementary optical fabrication capabilities.

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    High-BIAS2 project to accelerate quantum sensing

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    Project advances cold atom quantum gyroscope; new test flight partner completes the High-BIAS2 supply chain

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    People May Have Used Fire to Clear Forests More Than 80,000 Years Ago

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    Bushland around northern Lake Malawi in Africa might be the legacy of people burning forests tens of thousands of years...

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    Small Silicon Device Splits Terahertz Data Stream

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    An integrated multiplexer that exploits optical tunneling could pave the way for ultrafast wireless communication.

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    Apple’s $410M Award to II-VI Accelerates iPhone, Lidar Developments

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    Apple has awarded more than $400 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to optical components and semiconductor materials company II-VI....

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    Silicon Software GmbH Merges into Basler AG

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    Silicon Software GmbH has been merged into Basler AG. Basler acquired Silicon Software in 2018 and had managed it as...

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    Characterization of Monoclonal Antibodies Using In-Line SEC-ESI-MS

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    *** Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST*** A guide to...

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    Simultaneous Analysis of 19 Novel Synthetic Cannabinoids in Urine

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    This application note outlines a solid-phase extraction (SPE) and LC–MS/MS method for the analysis of 19 synthetic cannabinoids in urine.

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    Column Reproducibility and Robustness Using the bioZen Nano 2.6 μm XB-C18 LC Column

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    In this application we show reproducible results across multiple columns as well as the robust ability of the bioZen 2.6...

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    Determining Trap Loadability Using the bioZen™ 3 μm Polar C18 Nano Column in Conjunction with the bioZen RP1 Nano Trap Column

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    In this application note we explore the effects of trap loadability using a bioZen 3 μm Polar C18 nano column...

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    'Mother Trees' Are Intelligent: They Learn and Remember

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    And ecologist Suzanne Simard says they need our help to survive -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Nanoflashlight Could Turn Mobile Devices into Powerful Biosensors

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    Researchers at MIT built a device that they describe as a “nanoscale flashlight” on a chip. The device overcomes a...

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    Atom Interferometry, Demonstrated in Space, Opens Measurement Possibilities

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    A German team successfully demonstrated atom interferometry in space on board a sounding rocket. Atom interferometry uses the wave character...

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    UK partnership aims to revolutionise imaging for drug development

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    Nine-partner project including Zepler Institute will develop imaging technologies “at unprecedented resolution and speed”.

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    Gapontsev steps down from CEO role as IPG’s sales rebound

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    Company founder moves to executive chairman role and will oversee research efforts as Eugene Scherbakov becomes new CEO.

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    New Leadership for IPG Photonics

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    Eugene Scherbakov has been named CEO of IPG Photonics. Scherbakov, who had served as COO, managing director of IPG Laser...

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    Protein and Peptide Identification for the bioZen™ Nano 2.6 μm XB-C18 LC Column in HeLa Lysate

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    In this technical note we show peptides and proteins identification using the bioZen nano XB-C18 column in either direct inject...

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    Vol 17 No 5 The Column May 2021 Europe & Asia PDF

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    Click the link above to open The Column May 2021 Europe & Asia issue, Volume 17, Number 5, in an...

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    Vol 17 No 5 The Column May 2021 North American PDF

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    Click the link above to open The Column May 2021 North American issue, Volume 17, Number 5, in an interactive...

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    Vol 17 No 5 The Column May 2021 Europe & Asia PDF Alt

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    Click the link above to open The Column May 2021 Europe & Asia issue, Volume 17, Number 5, in an...

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    The LCGC Blog: The Analytical Arsenal for Point Source Attribution

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    The petroleum industry appears to be making significant strides to improve the environmental stewardship and operational efficiency of energy production...

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    Increasing Sensitivity by Scaling Down from Micro- to Nano-Flow LC

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    In this technical note we explore column miniaturization effects attained by reducing column ID from 300 μm to 75 μm...

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    bioZen High pH Fractionation Application Guide

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    The bioZen high pH fractionation HPLC column provides superior performance using titanium hardware, minimizing nonspecific adsorption for peptide identifications.

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    Deep Proteome Coverage on HeLa Lysate Using a bioZen™ Fractionation Column for High pH (Basic Reversed-Phase) Fractionation in Combination with a bioZen Nano Peptide XB-C18 Column for Nano Flow LC–MS

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    We demonstrate how to achieve deep proteome coverage on HeLa cell lysate using a high pH reversed-phase fractionation strategy in...

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    Investigating the Performance Attributes of Stationary-Phase Selectivity and Particle Morphology in Nano LC–MS

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    Multiple selectivity options in nano LC columns allows users to tailor the chromatography for the compounds of interest to the...

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    Coupling Minaturized SPE with bioZen XB-C18 Nano Core-Shell Technology for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Nucelocapsid Protein Viral Peptides in Nasopharyngeal Samples

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    In this technical note we provide a miniaturized LC–MS and SPE method for the reliable and accurate detection of viral...

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    bioZen Nano LC Application Guide

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    bioZen Nano 75 µm LC columns offer two advanced particle platforms, three unique column chemistries, and SecurityLINK Fitting Technology for...

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    Investigating the Influence of Selectivity in Bottom-Up Proteomics

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    The effect of column selectivity, its importance in quality of data achieved in protein and peptide identifications in bottom-up proteomics...

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    Improved Peptide Identification in HeLa Cell Lysates Using Core-Shell Technology

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    Sub-2 μm fully porous particles and core-shell particles in nano LC–MS were evaluated by separation performance and protein and peptide...

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    Wearing Sensors to Mitigate Workplace Hazards

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    A liquid crystal and holographic metasurface gas sensor could detect and alert users to environmental threats.

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    Consortium Uses Infrared Imaging to Detect Brain Damage in Infants

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    Around 500,000 babies born each year develop brain damage that could be treated if caught in time; however, monitoring an...

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    Material Solution Helps Robots Perceive Surroundings

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    A material developed and introduced by researchers at the University of Luxembourg will help robots analyze and understand their surroundings....

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    Consortium Will Roadmap Photovoltaics Semiconductor Technology

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    A recently formed consortium brings together partners from industry and academia to advance a photovoltaic semiconductor technology that already meets...

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    'Cave Syndrome' Keeps the Vaccinated in Social Isolation

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    After a year away from friends and co-workers, people sometimes struggle to resume their public routines -- Read more on...

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    AI Material Visualization Method Simplifies Design Process

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    MIT researchers have developed a technique to quickly determine certain properties of a material, such as stress and strain, based...

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    OPA-based laser covers the biological transparency windows

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    The CRONUS 3P optical parametric oscillator (OPA)-based laser source was developed specifically for advanced nonlinear microscopy.

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    Breaking the Rules: Two- and Three-Dimensional Chromatography with Four Dimensions of Mass Spectrometry

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    Two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC) allows much greater resolution of peaks than is possible in a classical single dimensional separation. For...

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    The Shodex™ HILICpak VT-50 2D: Versatility and Durability

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    The recently introduced Shodex™ VT-50 2D (2.0 x 150 mm) is used in a variety of LC and LC–MS applications...

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    A Quick Approach to Screen Oligomers from Extractables Studies Using Liquid Chromatography–Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (LC–QTOF-MS)

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    Analysis of extractables and leachables (E&L) from plastic packaging is of great importance for pharmaceutical product safety. Accurate and rapid...

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    Laser Desorption Postionization Mass Spectrometry

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    Supplementing short pulse lasers with laser postionization increases ionization yields for desorption and ablation of solid samples in mass spectrometry....

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    Six Key Differentiators Between Liquid Chromatography and High-Resolution Ion Mobility

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    Using ion mobility, analytes that have the same molecular mass can be separated by their shape, centers of mass, and...

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    New Liquid Chromatography Columns and Accessories for 2021

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    We present our annual review of new liquid chromatography columns and accessories, introduced between spring 2020 and spring 2021.

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    Where Has My Efficiency Gone? Impacts of Extracolumn Peak Broadening on Performance, Part II: Sample Injection

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    Dispersion of analyte peaks outside of chromatography columns can seriously erode the resolution provided by good columns. Here, we focus...

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    Investigating Decomposition Odor in a Tropical Climate by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (GC×GC) Coupled with Mass Spectrometry (MS) and Flame Ionization Detection (FID)

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    Decomposing animal tissue releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs), of interest in forensic science. We describe the use of GC×GC–qMS/FID retrofitted...

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    Ecologists Saved Bald Eagles with Helicopter Parenting

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    One of the country’s largest captive-breeding programs for the once endangered species has helped it recover in California -- Read...

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    Researchers Tease Out Moondust’s Optical Mysteries

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    Using X-ray nano computed tomography and numerical modeling, a U.S. team investigates the light-scattering properties of lunar soils—to better constrain...

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    Raman Spectroscopy Platform Delivers Insights on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

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    Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) developed optical tweezers-coupled Raman spectroscopy that can directly probe...

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    Optical Tech Improves Heat Transfer

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    Researchers from UCLA have demonstrated a class of optical materials that control how heat radiation is directed from an object....

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    Few Would Fear COVID Vaccines if Policy Makers Explained Their Risks Better

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    Clear messaging and transparency are vital, say some experts on risk assessment and decision-making -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A Practical Approach to Building an Electronic Laboratory

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    *** Part 1 *** Airing 1: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 9am EDT | 2pm BST | 3pm CEST*** Airing...

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    SEC Separation of ADC Brentuximab Vedotin

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    The antibody-drug conjugate was separated from its aggregates and fragments in only one run using a YMC-SEC MAB column and...

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    LC–HRMS Analysis of the ASO Mipomersen

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    Mipomersen was analyzed by LC–HRMS using a biocompatible YMC-Triart C8 metal-free column ensuring symmetric peaks, high sensitivity, and no carryover...

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    Analysis of Bevacizumab by SEC–MALLS

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    In this application note, YMC’s dedicated SEC column for antibodies, YMC-SEC MAB, has been used to develop a method for...

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    Leuprorelin Analysis Using YMC-Triart Bio C18

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    In reference to the Japanese Pharmacopeia, YMC-Triart Bio C18 was used to analyze the peptide leuprorelin (GnRH analogue) and separate...

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    Charge Variant Analysis of 28 mAbs

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    Charge variants of 28 mAbs were analyzed under MS-compatible conditions using YMC’s BioPro IEX SF column. Each mAb of different...

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    Application Note: Native Online HIC–MS of Cys-linked ADCs

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    Charge variants of 28 mAbs were analyzed under MS-compatible conditions using YMC’s BioPro IEX SF column. Each mAb of different...

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    Application Note: Native Online HIC–MS Analysis of mAbs

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    Charge variants of 28 mAbs were analyzed under MS-compatible conditions using YMC’s BioPro IEX SF column. Each mAb of different...

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    Application Note: Native Online SCX-MS Analysis of mAbs

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    Charge variants of 28 mAbs were analyzed under MS-compatible conditions using YMC’s BioPro IEX SF column. Each mAb of different...

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    Celebrating young professionals

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    The Laser Focus World Rising Stars Awards program is now accepting nominations!

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    iXblue fiber-optic dosimeter to be tested on board the International Space Station

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    The dosimeter, incorporating two fiber-optic coils several kilometers long, will be put in operation by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet on...

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    Trust science to ask the right questions

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    As has been noted recently on this page, evidence-based thinking and science could stand a little more advocacy these days....

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    Dude, your temporary tattoo is lit!

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    For a kid growing up in the ’90s, few things were better than running around in light-up sneakers that emitted...

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    New Optical Beamformer Designs Spotlight High-End Applications

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    The ubiquity of smart devices and the telecommunications networks on which they rely is raising demand for electromagnetic beamforming technologies....

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    Pasadena City College

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    LASER-TEC is the Center for Laser and Fiber Optics Education, founded in 2013 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and...

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    Deuterium Lamps

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    REFLEX Analytical’s deuterium lamps, prealigned deuterium lamps, tungsten halogen lamps, and mounted tungsten halogen lamp assemblies are designed to complement...

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    New photonics research centers and production facilities for Germany and Canada

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    Expansion for solar-focused Fraunhofer ISE; OPTICUM research center announced for Hannover; and Coractive plans new plant in Quebec.

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    Teledyne bullish on imaging trends as FLIR integration awaits

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    Industrial technology firm’s imaging business set for significant expansion, assuming shareholders approve the deal next month.

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    Antarctic Study Shows How Much Space Dust Hits Earth Every Year

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    A tally of pristine micrometeorites locked in polar ice gives the best-yet look at the origin and amount of extraterrestrial...

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    Laser Paints Durable Works of Art

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    Laser-based tool for artists “paints” on a titanium canvas without pigments or dyes.

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    Lidar-Based AR Display May Improve Road Safety

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    A lidar-based AR head-up display allows drivers to “see through” objects to alert of potential hazards without distraction. Researchers from...

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    Fluorescent Sensor Identifies Psychiatric Drugs

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    A genetically encoded biosensor to detect hallucinogenic compounds could be used to aid in the discovery of treatments for mental...

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    The Shape of Light Restructures Our Understanding of Vision

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    Recent work has shown that the process involving the perception of vision occurs very quickly. However, because analysis of this...

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    US Army to Incorporate LiFi Technology

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    LiFi technology company pureLiFi entered into a $4.2 million agreement with the U.S. Army Europe and Africa to supply its...

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    Greener, Faster, Multifunctional. Agilent InfinityLab LC/MSD iQ and 1260 Prime LC with Blend Assist Technology

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    *** Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST*** Join Agilent Technologies...

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    PTR-TOF Mobile Air Quality Monitoring

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    IONICON real-time VOC analyzers are frequently deployed in mobile laboratories, contributing to public safety, tracking air pollution where and when...

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    Objective with protective window is optimized for high-power ultrafast lasers

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    The aplanoXX_NA0.8 objective has a protective window for diffraction-limited focusing.

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    OptoSigma names Scott Rudder as President and CEO

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    Scott Rudder succeeds Guy Ear, who will assume the role of Chairman of the Board while continuing as President and...

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    3D holographic head-up display could improve road safety

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    UK-based researchers use LiDAR to create HD holographic images of objects, which are projected onto a driver’s eyes.

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    MKS Instruments hits billion-dollar run-rate with photonics sales

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    Advanced manufacturing equipment vendor reports 25% jump in photonics revenues in latest quarter.

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    Optical Method Measures Universe Expansion

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    Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy proposed an optical method that uses...

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    Tethered-Balloon Tests Ensure Safety of Particle-Based Solar Tech

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    A team from Sandia National Laboratories received $25 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a pilot plant...

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    People in the News: 04/28/21

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    AUSTIN, Texas — Silicon Labs, a provider of silicon, software, and solutions, appointed Matt Johnson president. Johnson previously served as...

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    Strategies for Simplified Chiral Method Development

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    ***Live: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST *** Learn to...

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    TinyBrains project seeks clearer view of infant brain blood flow

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    ICFO-led group to map cerebral blood supply as a means of spotting congenital heart defects.

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    Everyone who is reading this column is interested in chromatography, and I want to shine a light on the industrial...

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    Instrument Utilization with Jim Sweeney

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    There is an increasing focus on capturing utilization data from instruments to improve overall lab operations. Utilization data without context...

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    Light-sheet microscopy reveals details of obesity in human tissues

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    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign project could lead to new therapies or treatments.

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    COVID Variants May Arise in People with Compromised Immune Systems

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    The case history of a U.K. man in his 70s shows how selective “pressures” bring about viral mutations -- Read...

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    A Few Fixes Could Cut Noise Pollution That Hurts Ocean Animals

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    Redesigning ship propellors and installing acoustic “curtains” could lower the volume on anthropogenic noise that disrupts ocean life -- Read...

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    OSRAM Acquires Stake in UVC LED Company Bolb

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    OSRAM’s investment in UVC LED company Bolb Inc. has led it to acquire around 20% of the Calif.-based company. Bolb’s...

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    Near-Perfect Efficiency for SHEL with Anisotropic Metasurfaces

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    POSTECH and KAIST researchers developed a method for achieving near-unity efficiency of the spin Hall effect of light (SHEL). The...

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    Graphene Tech Aids in Copper Additive Manufacturing

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    Uppsala University researchers, in collaboration with graphene materials company Graphmatech, demonstrated a method for lowering the reflectivity of copper powder....

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    Increasing Productivity by Application of Accurate Mass GC/MS Screening to Sports Doping Analysis

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    ***Live: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2pm CET | 1pm GMT | 8am EST*** The University of Ghent’s DoColab is...

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    LiDAR developer AEye to go public via merger with CF Finance Acquisition

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    Active-sensing LiDAR technology delivers partial or full autonomy; boards of both parties have unanimously approved the transaction.

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    Osram backs deep-UV LED disruptor Bolb

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    Lighting giant’s venture unit leads $16 million investment in California startup developing efficient short-wavelength emitters for germicidal applications.

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    Physicists use resonance to harness photonic energy in microresonators

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    Researchers at University of Bath maximize ability of a resonator to store energy by optimizing sharpness of resonance (finesse).

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    Dirk Berndt Appointed Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IFF

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    Dirk Berndt was appointed deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF), effective Jan. 1. Berndt,...

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    EMVA and Khronos Group Collaborate for Vision Standards

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    The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) and Khronos Group Inc. formed the Embedded Camera API Exploratory Group. The group is...

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    US Congressional Optics and Photonics Caucus Launches Feb. 24

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    The Congressional Optics and Photonics Caucus will hold a virtual launch event Feb. 24 at noon EST, rescheduled from its...

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    BIOLASE Promotes John Beaver to President, CEO

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    Dental laser company BIOLASE Inc. appointed John Beaver president and CEO, effective Feb. 23. Beaver had been serving as the...

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    Automated Nutrient Analysis and Water Quality Monitoring

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    Thermo Scientific™ Gallery™ analyzers are sophisticated discrete photometric systems for the precise and easily adaptable analysis of water and environmental...

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    'March Mammal Madness' Brings Simulated Animal Fights to Huge Audiences

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    The annual science education event describes imaginary encounters to teach ecology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    New Supernova Alert System Promises Early Access to Spectacles in Space

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    Upgrades to the SuperNova Early Warning System (SNEWS) detection system offer advance notice of impending blasts -- Read more on...

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    Jenoptik Appoints Business Development Manager for Midwest

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    Jenoptik appointed Jeff Williams business development manager for the Midwest region of the U.S. Jeff Williams. Courtesy of Jenoptik. Williams...

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    Polymer Layer 'Waveguide' Helps Luminescent Windows Generate Light Energy

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    An advancement to smart window technology incorporates luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) into window or windowpane designs. A team from Rice...

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    Chromatography Simplified – Improving LC Workflow Efficiency & Productivity

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    ***Live: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9am EST | 8am CST*** and ***Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1pm EST |...

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    Use One LC for Two USP Pregabalin Analyses (NA)

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    This application note demonstrates automation of the assay and determination of enantiomeric purity according to USP on one LC system....

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    Use One LC for Two USP Pregabalin Analyses (EU)

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    This application note demonstrates automation of the assay and determination of enantiomeric purity according to USP on one LC system....

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    Experts Answer the Biggest COVID Vaccine Questions

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    What does “95 percent effective” mean? Should you get vaccinated if you have had COVID? Is there a best vaccine?  --...

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    Public Research Funding in Germany: A Closer Look

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    In the first in a series of articles, one of OSA’s European research directors digs into the government research-funding picture...

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    Thermo Fisher Acquires Cell-Sorting Tech from Propel Labs

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    Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired cell-sorting assets from Propel Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of SIDIS Corp., adding to its...

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    Amorphous Silicon Optics Move Out of Infrared

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    Junsuk Rho, a professor in POSTECH’s mechanical and chemical engineering departments, has developed a transparent amorphous silicon capable of transmitting...

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    Tiny Pressure Sensor Measures Minute Changes Within the Body

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    Researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University developed a miniaturized, highly sensitive optical fiber sensor that could be used to...

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    Massive Power Failure Could Finally Cause Texas to Connect with the Nation's Power Grids

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    Energy from neighboring states could have helped Texans survive their extreme winter storm -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    SFC Achiral Separation Utilising a Chiral Column

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    This application note demonstrates the ability of Daicel’s CHIRALPAK® IA-3 to perform both chiral and achiral separations using SFC and...

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    SFC Achiral Separation Utilising achiral Column

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    This application note demonstrates the ability of Daicel’s CHIRALPAK® IA-3 to perform both chiral and achiral separations using SFC and...

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    UV light helps to set marine life clock

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    Human swimmers may need a waterproof watch to tell time while bathing in the ocean, but certain marine species whose...

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    nLight boosted by defense business

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    Sales rose 26% in 2020, thanks largely to the addition of beam combining and control specialist Nutronics.

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    Nursing Home Workers Had One of the Deadliest Jobs of 2020

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    An analysis of incomplete data shows they had a death rate higher than that of loggers and may have rivaled fishers...

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    The First 100 Days on Mars: How NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Begin Its Mission

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    With the space agency’s latest rover set to touch down on February 18, here is the agenda for its initial...

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    Booster Shots against Scary COVID Virus Variants Are In the Works

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    Vaccine makers are designing follow-up shots, based on new mutations, to keep the disease at bay -- Read more on...

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    Graphene Enables Live Cell Imaging at the Nanoscale

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    Researchers at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Technology (DGIST) have introduced a method for analyzing subcellular structures using graphene. The...

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    Imaging Method Peers Within Semiconductor Structures

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    Researchers from the University of Jena have developed a method called coherence tomography with extreme ultraviolet light (XCT). The technique,...

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    Covid update: 18 February 2021

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    A round up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

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    Perseverance Has Landed! Mars Rover Begins a New Era of Exploration

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    NASA’s latest mission to the Red Planet will seek out signs of ancient life, gather samples for return to Earth and...

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    People Answer Scientists' Queries in Real Time while Dreaming

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    Researchers demonstrate that during REM sleep, people can hear—and respond to—simple questions such as “What is eight minus six?” -- Read more...

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    Metasurface for Wireless, Light-Based Internet

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    A large-area plasmonic nanogap structure paves the way for faster, more efficient free-space optical communication.

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