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Fibercore Acquires Fibertronix
Fibercore has acquired Fibertronix of Hudiksvall, Sweden, for an undisclosed sum. Fibertronix produces specialty fiber and hermetic carbon and high-temperature polyimide coatings for harsh environments, targeting the oil and gas and medical markets. Its technologies are developed at the research institute Acreo Swedish ICT. Fibertronix’s fiber Bragg gratings and...
North American Machine Vision Sales Grow
Machine vision sales in North America increased 11 percent to $1.04 billion in the first half of 2014, according to the trade group AIA. Component sales grew 28 percent to $155 million, and...
Biolase Steps Up Marketing Efforts
Dental-laser maker Biolase Inc. has hired two new marketing executives and created a global commercialization team. Clark Barousse has been named senior vice president for worldwide sales...

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles
A Raman microlaser sensor can detect and count individual particles — including viruses — as small as 10 nm. Researchers led by Dr. Lan Yang of Washington University achieved...
Colorless Solar Window has 1% Efficiency
A team at Michigan State University has developed an untinted solar window that absorbs and generates electricity from the near-infrared wavelengths of sunlight. Previous transparent...
Optogenetics Swaps Memory Emotions
It may be possible to change negative memories into positive ones, and vice versa, using optogenetics techniques. A team at the Riken-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics looked at how...
‘Cannon’ Launches Single Photons
A new photonic “cannon” could provide the necessary light control for quantum encryption and computing. Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen...

PicoQuant has released the stimulated emission depletion (STED) add-on for their time-resolved confocal microscope, the MicroTime 200. The add-on extends the fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) capabilities of the MicroTime by allowing higher fluorophore concentrations, helps to disentangle complex 2-D diffusion scenarios in heterogeneous samples and allows measurements of light...
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