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Toilet paper sensors

Tissue paper sensors show promise for health care, entertainment, robotics

16-Feb-2018

University of Washington engineers have turned tissue paper – similar to toilet tissue – into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment ...

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A super resolution view of chemical reactions

14-Feb-2018

Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have demonstrated, using a super resolution microscopic technique, how to follow chemical reactions taking place in very small volumes. The method of analysis developed by the Warsaw physicists in collaboration ...

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Anton Paar acquires Quantachrome Instruments

14-Feb-2018

Quantachrome and Anton Paar finished the purchasing process on February 9 at the Quantachrome headquarters in Boynton Beach, Florida. The companies agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Under the umbrella of the Anton Paar Group, the company will continue operations in Boynton Beach. Georg ...

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A new way of generating ultra-short bursts of light

08-Feb-2018

Although critical for varied applications, such as cutting and welding, surgery and transmitting bits through optical fiber, lasers have some limitations - namely, they only produce light in limited wavelength ranges. Now, researchers from the Ginzton Lab at Stanford University have modified ...

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Challenging counterfeit products with rare earths

New marking technique could halt product piracy

29-Jan-2018

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed the world's most secure marking system for combatting pirated goods including pirated pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, designer merchandise and artwork. The system could be on the market in a year and because the markings are random, it ...

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Micro-spectrometer opens door to a wealth of new smartphone functions

21-Dec-2017

Use your smartphone to check how clean the air is, whether food is fresh or a lump is malignant. This has all come a step closer thanks to a new spectrometer that is so small it can be incorporated easily and cheaply in a mobile phone. The little sensor developed at TU Eindhoven is just as ...

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ZEISS acquires majority stake in Italian x-ray provider

20-Dec-2017

ZEISS (Germany) and BOSELLO HIGH TECHNOLOGY (BOSELLO) (Italy) have announced that the ZEISS Group will acquire a majority stake in the provider of industrial X-ray solutions.For ZEISS, BOSELLO’s tailor-made solutions are a further step in the process of evolving into a one-stop provider of ...

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Optimizing costs for companies with on-site power generation

Frankfurt-based startup node.energy GmbH secures financing

15-Dec-2017

High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and 5 Business Angels are investing together just under 1 million euros in node.energy GmbH. The company develops software to optimize energy costs for companies with on-site power generation. The funding will be used to further develop the software and to finance ...

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ZEISS Group expands executive board

Two segment board members announced

13-Dec-2017

The Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG has decided to expand the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group, which currently has four members. This is in line with the implementation of the ZEISS portfolio strategy and anchors the business responsibility in the Executive Board. Effective 1 January 2018, ...

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Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

12-Dec-2017

A research team in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering and the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS) at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using Kirigami designs. The Kirigami-based bioprobe ...

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