Photonics & Physics

More Power for Cutting – the new 6 kW CO2 Slab Laser

The laser operates with only a few extremely durable components and does not need conventional gas recirculation, leading to a considerable reduction of lifetime costs. Furthermore, the energy saving standby operation leads to minimal

The sound of an atom has been captured

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of light. The results are published by the

Molding the diffusion of light by engineering disorder

How would the appearance of a cloud change if one were to put some order into the position of water droplets

Astronomy

Supersized black hole found in ultra small galaxy

A supermassive black hole discovered in an ultracompact dwarf galaxy has prompted researchers to question if similar massive light-sucking objects may be far more common than previously believed

Igniting a supernova explosion

High-energy observations with the INTEGRAL space observatory have revealed a surprising signal of gamma-rays from the surface of material ejected by a recent supernova explosion. This result challenges the

The Coolest Known White Dwarf: A Diamond in the Sky?

A team of astronomers has identified possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming

PPPL scientists take key step toward solving a major astrophysical mystery

Magnetic reconnection in the Earth and sun's atmospheres can trigger geomagnetic storms that disrupt cell phone service, damage satellites and blackout power grids. Understanding how reconnection transforms magnetic energy into

News from Jupiter-like planets: it's drier than we thought

A team of astronomers has made the most precise measurements yet of water vapour in the atmospheres of Jupiter-like planets beyond our Solar System and found them to be much drier worlds than

What lit up the universe?

New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built

Imaging & Machine Vision

FRAMOS presents innovative solutions for diverse imaging applications

At Vision 2014, the image processing specialist FRAMOS will shine a spotlight on its products and solutions. From sensors to cameras, lenses to cables, image processing PCs to software, the Munich-based equipment and systems experts are proud to showcase their

RazerCam Smart Camera with FPGA from EVT and FSI Machine Vision.

The compact RazerCam series has powerful processing capabilities. It is based on the XILINX ZYNQ SoC, and is equipped with two ARM cores and a user programmable FPGA. The RazerCam is suitable for industrial automation, as well as motion

New AVT Vimba SDK Supports ARM-Platform and OpenMP

Vimba 1.3 expands the platform support to ARMv7. ARM systems are increasingly popular in the consumer electronics and IT industry and open new possibilities as a simple, compact and cost-effective host for machine vision systems. Vimba 1.3 also supports

Medical Engineering

Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light

Researchers at Caltech have developed one such tool that provides a new way of mapping neural networks in a living organism

How Lasers Are Being Deployed To Meet The Needs Of An Aging Population

A worldwide aging population brings with it both the prospect of a longer life expectancy and increasing health needs. In nearly every country around the world, the proportion of people aged over 60 is growing faster than any

Laser device may end pin pricks, improve quality of life for diabetics

The breakthrough came from the use of a new type of device that is particularly adept at producing mid-infrared frequencies — a quantum cascade laser

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Nanotechnology aids in cooling electrons without external sources

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy.

Two-dimensional electron liquids

Truly two-dimensional objects are rare. Even a thin piece of paper is trillions of atoms thick. When physicists do succeed in producing 2D systems, quantum interactions can lead to new phenomena and

TI announces first DLP® LightCrafter™ evaluation module for video and data display applications

The pico display chipset is designed to produce brighter, more efficient, next-generation projection displays from small form factors, such as smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, mobile accessories, interactive

First-Ever Look Inside a Working Lithium-Ion Battery

Using a neutron beam, chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University were able to track the flow of lithium atoms into and out of an electrode in real time as a battery charged and discharged

Photography

Manual Focusing, Manual Aperture and Maximal Image Quality

They are optimized for digital sensors and electronic viewfinders and feature a mechanical aperture setting and the mechanical deactivation of the click stop for ambitious videography. But these are just a few of the highlights. The lenses will be presented

Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact α5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with Impressive Autofocus

Unique to the new α5100 is its extremely compact design, placing it among the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras in market today

Gadgets

PANASONIC INTRODUCES OPEN EAR HEADPHONES AS THE PERFECT COMPANION FOR ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS

RP-BTGS10 Wireless Open Ear Headphones

With the ear drums freed-up, users can listen to their favorite music and hear their surroundings at the same time. This is especially useful for active users who enjoy outdoor activities like hikers, runners and bikers, allowing them to immerse themselves in their favorite music while staying connected to their environment

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QNAP Launches 7-in-1 Mobile NAS QGenie for File Storage, Power Bank, Internet Sharing, and More

QNAP

QGenie offers a great mobile NAS solution to wirelessly and flexibly extend the storage space of mobile devices. Users can optimize their storage space by transferring files to

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Thalmic Labs Unveils Final Design of the Myo Armband

Myo

The state-of-the-art industrial design is a thin, expandable band, which is nearly half the thickness of the Myo Alpha units that were given to select developers and partners over the past six months. Weighing in at less than 95 grams, the final Myo armband weighs less than

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Life style

Introducing a new Seiko Astron design, inspired by the curvature of the Earth.

SAS033

The new models have a bold, domed sapphire glass, representing the curvature of our planet and the stratosphere that surrounds it.

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Dual Time Manufacture.

Dual Time Manufacture

Born from an iconic line, the Dual Time Manufacture enables the second time zone and date to be adjusted both forward and backward. Like the Marine collection, it is now equipped with a movement that has been developed and

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