Cockroach-inspired robot uses body streamlining to negotiate obstacles

IOP Publishing 23 Jun 2015

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley have taken inspiration from the cockroach to create a robot that can use its body shape to manoeuvre through a densely cluttered environment.

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Achema 2015 Innovation Award for the apyron Raman Microscope

WITec GmbH 23 Jun 2015

(Ulm, Germany) - WITec’s fully-automated Raman Imaging system apyron won the first prize at the Achema 2015 Innovation Awards in the category of Laboratory and Analytical Technologies. The new Raman system was chosen as the top innovation from among 18 applicants in this category.

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OWIS® fibre positioners FAPO: fibre positioning in space with nanometre precision

OWIS GmbH 23 Jun 2015

The new OWIS® fibre positioners allow sensitive adjustment in the nanometre range. They are the perfect choice for a reliable light or fibre alignment, for example, in microscopy and fibre optics. The FAPO’s are available in three sizes from June 2015.

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Cooled Versus Uncooled Thermal Imaging

FLIR Systems 23 Jun 2015

Available in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Russian - FLIR Systems has published an informative technical note ‘Cooled versus Uncooled Thermal Imaging’.


New Website Launch from Gooch & Housego

Gooch & Housego 23 Jun 2015

The Gooch & Housego marketing department is pleased to release a number of critically important updates to our corporate website. These updates are designed to provide a significantly improved user experience, more accessible information, and a greater depth and breadth of content.


JPK reports the exploration of living cells using nanoscale and single molecule techniques through the application of scanning probe microscopy

JPK Instruments AG 22 Jun 2015

 in the group of Yves Dufrêne at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium


Linkam release the RH95 Relative Humidity Control unit for use in conjunction with Linkam's range of temperature controlled stages for applications in materials, foods and pharmaceuticals testing.

Linkam Scientific Instruments Limited 22 Jun 2015

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have announced the launch of a new relative humidity controller for their range of temperature stages used for materials, pharmaceuticals and foods testing. The unit will make its debut at mmc2015, the largest European microscopy event of the year.

Climate change won’t reduce winter deaths

IOP Publishing 22 Jun 2015

In a study that contradicts the received wisdom on health impacts of climate change, scientists say that we shouldn’t expect substantial reduction in winter deaths as a result of global warming. This new research is in IOP Publishing’s Environmental Research Letters journal.


Tessella brings PULSIM to life with intuitive new GUI

Tessella 17 Jun 2015

By providing specialist software engineering skills alongside an in-depth understanding of fluid dynamics principles, Tessella’s GUI improvements expand the commercial value of the PULSIM software for TNO.

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Installation of a Nanoscribe 3D printer at Harvard University

Nanoscribe GmbH 17 Jun 2015

Nanoscribe is glad to welcome Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)  amongst the Photonic Professional GT users.

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RGAs see the light

Hiden Analytical Limited 15 Jun 2015

The efficiency of synchrotron light sources is heavily dependent on the vacuum quality within the beam lines. Small mass spectrometers (RGAs) are routinely utilized to provide real-time vacuum monitoring for confirmation of contaminant status, and the associated radiation level is a potential issue.

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New mounting tower for process gas analyser

Hiden Analytical Limited 15 Jun 2015

An all-new vertical and mobile mounting tower gives the Hiden HPR-30 low-pressure process gas analyser stable support for mounting directly to small and light-loading process chamber ports at heights up to 1.8M(6ft).

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Hyperspectral characterization of various types of solar cells will be presented at the 42nd IEEE PVSC meeting by Laurent Lombez (IRDEP)

Photon etc. 12 Jun 2015

Photon etc has developed a hyperspectral imaging platform (IMA) for solar cell’s analysis in collaboration with IRDEP (Institute of Research and Development on Photovoltaic Energy, France).

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Nanoscribe in the finals of the German Founders’ Award

Nanoscribe GmbH 11 Jun 2015

3D printer for smallest dimensions


Mevion Makes History as the First Manufacturer to Open Back-to-Back Proton Therapy Centers

Mevion Medical Systems 11 Jun 2015

The MEVION S250 proton therapy system at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is now treating patients, after opening on May 27, less than four weeks after the first patient was treated on the MEVION S250 at Ackerman Cancer Center.

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The ESRF launches a new generation of synchrotrons download

ESRF 11 Jun 2015

The ESRF officially launched Phase II of its innovative renovation project, the Upgrade Programme. The highlight and major technological challenge of this second step is the creation of an ultra-bright synchrotron source with performances 100 times superior to present day synchrotrons worldwide.

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Experience more than a dozen innovations

TOPTICA Photonics AG 10 Jun 2015

TOPTICA will introduce their new frequency comb, showcase next-generation fiber lasers, high-power diode lasers at 266 and 633 nm, flexible multi-color laser engines and terahertz sources at the upcoming LASER exhibition in Munich.


Piezo-Based Ultrasonic Drives Open Up New Opportunities

Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG 10 Jun 2015

No Compromises Allowed For Mobile Drug Pumps

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Linkam in partnership with UEA report on results using TASC - Thermal Analysis by Structural Characterisation to characterise pharmaceutical systems used in drug delivery.

Linkam Scientific Instruments Limited 8 Jun 2015

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, are working in partnership with the School of Pharmacy at the University of East Anglia to evaluate a new analytical technique known as TASC - Thermal Analysis by Structural Characterisation.

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Real time online M2 measurements for industrial laser processing.

Armstrong Optical Ltd 8 Jun 2015

The BWA-MON Laser Beam Waist Analyzer MONitor system from Haas Laser Technologies Inc., represented in the UK by Armstrong Optical Ltd. of Northampton, enables truly “real-time” and comprehensive laser beam characterisation of high power (kW) CW and pulsed lasers to international ISO standards without moving parts.

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