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  • From left to right Dr Klaus-Henning Noffz CEO, Silicon Software, Dr Dietmar Ley CEO, Basler AG, Dr Ralf Lay CEO, Silicon Software

    Basler Acquires Silicon Software

    Industrial camera manufacturer Basler takes over 100% of the shares of Silicon Software, with immediate effect. The two managing directors, Dr Klaus-Henning Noffz and Dr Ralf Lay, will be working for Silicon Software and...
  • Schott agrees to acquire Primoceler Oy, a Finnish pioneer in glass micro-bonding Photo Primoceler
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  • EMVA Forum September in Italy

    EMVA Forum: Vision for Industry 4.0 and beyond

    Today is the final day to get the early bird discount for the 3rd European Machine Vision Forum, to be held September 5 to 7 in Bologna, Italy. Register directly on the EMVA website. Details are now finalized – see all...
  • Jenoptik Acquires Prodomax Automation

    Jenoptik Acquires Prodomax Automation

    The Canadian company focuses on machine integration and process automation in the automotive industry. The combination of automation solutions and laser processing machines enables Jenoptik to tap into additional growth...
  • Double Helixs SPINDLE 3D nano-imaging module turns 2D imaging into 3D information capture Double Helix Optics
  • Conference on Laser Polishing

    Fraunhofer ILT Conference on Laser Polishing

    For the third time the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen (Germany) will hold a Conference on Laser Polishing, to take place on the 12th and 13th of September 2018.  Laser polishing is a relatively new...
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  • Purdue researchers have taken 3D single molecule super-resolution images of the amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimers disease in 30-micron thick sections of the mouses frontal cortex Purdue University imageFenil Patel

    3D Super-Resolution Imaging Gives Insight Into Alzheimer's

    Recent studies show that 40% of Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's disease, and that the disease begins 10 to 20 years before people show up at the doctor's office with memory problems. One major problem with understanding...
  • Quantum Computers Researchers directly observe quantum spin effects
  • Researchers created nanomaterial-based white LEDs that exhibit a record high efficiency thanks to quantum dots that are suspended in solution rather than embedded in a solid The new LEDs could offer an energy-efficient lighting source for homes, offices a

    Quantum Dot White LEDs Achieve Record Efficiency

    Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt. Luminous efficiency is a measure of how well a light source uses power to generate light. With...
  • Tobias Nodstrm, photo Johan Adelgren, Danderyds sjukhus
  • Cryo-Electron Microscopy Reveals Common Herpes Virus Structure

    Cryo-Electron Microscopy Reveals Common Herpes Virus Structure

    Researchers at the University of Glasgow, Scotland (UK), have for the first time used the cutting-edge technique of cryo-electron microscopy to reveal, in high resolution, the biological mechanisms the herpes virus uses to infect people.  The...
  • Long-haul PSA-amplified link Conceptual schematic of a long-haul PSA-amplified link implemented using the copier-PSA scheme
  • Fraunhofer Laser

    Fraunhofer Develops New Generation of Lasers

    The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is launching a highly ambitious undertaking: the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence “ADVANCED PHOTON SOURCES”. The cluster aims to achieve international technological leadership in laser systems that reach...
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  • Agilent Resolve Handheld Raman Systems Detect Hazardous Materials
  • Growlink Announces Beta Program for AI Solution

    Growlink Announces Beta Program for AI Solution

    The use of artificial intelligence is the next big innovation in agricultural technology. Growlink Plant Health AI uses cloud machine learning, computer vision, sensor data and AI to track and predict plant health. Growlink currently collects over...
  • Amphos ultrashort pulse laser Photo Trumpf

    Trumpf Laser Generates Nanoparticles in Record Time

    Nanoparticles can enhance the surfaces of many products, making eyeglass lenses more scratch-resistant, house paint more moisture-repellent and prostheses and implants more biocompatible with the human body. Manufacturing nanoparticles for...
  • Edmund Optics Acquires Veeco Ion Beam Sputtering System

    Edmund Optics Acquires Veeco Ion Beam Sputtering System

    Optical components supplier Edmund Optics has ordered the Spector Ion Beam Sputtering System from Veeco Instruments. The new capability is in support of Edmund Optics' portfolio of laser optics for infrared, visible and ultraviolet systems....
  • The robot loads the ATS 100 with a mounted lens Immediately afterwards, the alignment and turning process begins

    Automated Centering of Lens Systems Increases Efficiency

    At the Optatec trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, and for the first time ever in Europe, Trioptics presented robot-based automation solutions for loading the OptiCentric 100 centration inspection system and the ATS 100 alignment turning...
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  • Vertical farming with OLED lighting system

    OLED Could Boost Vertical Farm Effiency by 20%

    The energy efficiency of vertical farms could soon be boosted by as much as 20%, thanks to a new system developed by a student from Brunel University London. vFarm, by design student Jonny Reader, 21, uses OLEDs – organic...
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