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Sensors/Data Acquisition

European Defense Fund Project to Produce Strategic Electronics for Next Generation Infrared Sensors

Lynred, a global provider of infrared detectors for the aerospace, defense and commercial markets, recently announced the launch of...

Quiz
Photonics/Optics

Test Your Knowledge About the James Webb Space Telescope

Test your knowledge about the James Webb Space Telescope.

Blog
Green Design & Manufacturing

A Drone to Protect Bats from Wind Turbines

A study has perhaps solved the wind-turbine issue of causing harm to bats.

Videos
Photonics/Optics

3 Program Goals for the James Webb Space Telescope in 2023

In 2023, the James Webb Space Telescope will transition into its second official year of science operations, or Cycle 2. This video highlights three in-orbit aspects of the Webb program to watch this year.

Special Reports
Physical Sciences

Space Technology - January 2023

Read about robot construction workers on the moon, the first commercial space station, what's next for the James Webb Space Telescope, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of...

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

How a UV-Visible-NIR Range Microscope-Spectrometer Works

Discussing the basic design concepts of a UV-visible-NIR range microscope-spectrometer in several different configurations.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Compact MEMS-Based NIR Spectroscopy for Mobile Applications

This measurement technique is particularly useful for, but not limited to, samples containing organic compounds.

Articles
Photonics/Optics

SPIE Photonics West 2023 Preview

The conference will showcase the latest innovations in lasers, photonics, optics, optoelectronics, biophotonics, biomedical optics, 3D printing, and more.

Articles
Photonics/Optics

James Webb Space Telescope Enters New Era of Universal Infrared Imaging in Cycle 1

It began full scientific operations July 11, following six months of instrumentation cool-down, calibration, and other commissioning activities.

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Inductive Non-Contact Position Sensor

Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Oculometric Testing for Detecting Mild Neural Impairment

This set of oculomotor metrics provide valid and reliable measures of dynamic visual performance.

Global Innovations
Medical

Microscope Could Speed Up and Simplify Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers have developed an ultra-tiny endo-microscope that could help improve breast cancer treatment and cut NHS waiting lists.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Laser-Light-Based Accelerometer

The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.

INSIDER
Test & Measurement

AFTC Gains New Test Capability

As weapon system designers continue to innovate for the defense of the nation, the Air Force Test Center must advance the test capabilities available to develop and prove the superiority of those systems...

Supplements
Connectivity

Winter 2022 Resource Guide

In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Designing Multi-Channel Microwave Radio Systems Using Optical Interconnects

Imagine if it was possible to build multi-channel microwave radio systems leveraging optical rather than copper interconnects.

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

AI that Mimics the Human Eye

Researchers at University of Central Florida have developed an artificial intelligence device that mimics the retina of the eye.

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

On the Hunt for Asteroids: Positioning an Occultation Telescope

"Early detection of a NEO headed for Earth would give us sufficient time to deflect the threat."

INSIDER
Materials

UV-to-Red-Light Converting Films Accelerate Plant Growth

An interdisciplinary team from Hokkaido University’s Engineering and Agriculture departments and the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (WPI-ICReDD) has...

INSIDER
Semiconductors & ICs

Miniaturized Infrared Detectors

Extreme miniaturization of infrared (IR) detectors is critical for their integration into next-generation consumer electronics, wearables and ultra-small satellites. Thus far, however, IR detectors have...

Products
Test & Measurement

New Products

New products for November 2022.

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Optical Modules

The Teledyne e2v Optimom 2M combines the latest innovations in imaging and optics into one turnkey imaging solution by mounting a proprietary image sensor onto a board with a fixed lens and optional Multi Focus lens technology.

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Hybrid Microscope Streamlines Imaging for Research and Medicine

The new microscope is called a hybrid open-top light-sheet (OTLS) microscope.

Products
Connectivity

New Products and Services

The new products and services in November 2022.

Articles
Test & Measurement

Optical Strain for Precision Measurements and Certification

Optical strain is material independent and measures the response of the integrated system, so designers can get a measure of the true response and strength of their designs.

R&D
Medical

Tiny Optical Sensors Could End Hospital Bed Sores

Scientists have designed tiny smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could put an end to painful and potentially life-threatening pressure sores, thanks to new technology. The...

Global Innovations
Photonics/Optics

Self-Cleaning Optical Fiber Can Help in Diagnosing Cancer, Monitoring Environment

Researchers have successfully developed a novel optical fiber design allowing the generation of rainbow laser light in the molecular fingerprint...

Application Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

New Automation Technology Helps High-Precision Telescope Observations

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) continues to enable exciting scientific advances that help us better understand the universe.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Let’s Get Small: New Argonne Method Greatly Improves X-Ray Nanotomography Resolution

A group of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has created a new method for improving the resolution of hard X-ray nanotomography.