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'Comb on a Chip' Powers Atomic Clock Design

July 23, 2014 | by Laura Ost, NIST | News | Comments

Researchers from NIST and Caltech have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on a chip-scale frequency comb/microcomb. The microcomb clock is the first demonstration of all-optical control of the microcomb, and its accurate conversion of optical frequencies to lower microwave frequencies.

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Beamsplitter

July 23, 2014 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Precision Glass & Optics offers a polarizing beamsplitter cube that splits up the S&P polarization of light with an extinction ratio of Tp/Ts 200:1 and higher.

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Cleanroom Swabs

July 22, 2014 11:55 am | Contec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for the evaluation of surface cleaning protocols in bio-pharmaceutical industries, the CONSTIX SV Series cleaning validation swabs from Contec are made of Polynit polyester fabric.

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Frameless Sticky Mat

July 22, 2014 11:38 am | Texwipe | Product Releases | Comments

The IdealMat from Texwipe is a frameless, adhesive-coated contamination control mat that captures particulates from foot-traffic and equipment wheels before they can get tracked into the cleanroom or controlled environment.

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Flowmeter

July 22, 2014 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Service offers the Rosemount 8800 Series Vortex Flowmeter, a one-piece unit with a streamlined body design to maximize uptime and accuracy.

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Carbyne Morphs When Stretched

July 22, 2014 10:18 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Until recently, carbyne has existed mostly in theory, though experimentalists have made some headway in creating small samples of the finicky material. The carbon chain would theoretically be the strongest material ever, if only someone could make it reliably.

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Azbil BioVigilant and TSI End Patent Dispute

July 22, 2014 9:45 am | News | Comments

Azbil BioVigilant Inc. announces that its dispute with TSI concerning TSI’s U.S. patent number 6,831,279 has been resolved.                              

Gold Nanoparticles Easily Penetrate Cells

July 21, 2014 12:47 pm | by MIT | Videos | Comments

A study from MIT materials scientists reveals that a special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells.                      

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FDA: Fruit Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

July 21, 2014 12:23 pm | News | Comments

Fruit is being recalled due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogene, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The company is voluntarily recalling these products in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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More Than Glitter

July 21, 2014 12:03 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. A new study from MIT materials scientists reveals that these nanoparticles enter cells by taking advantage of a route normally used in vesicle-vesicle fusion, a crucial process that allows signal transmission between neurons.

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Tiny Laser Sensor Heightens Bomb Detection Sensitivity

July 21, 2014 11:51 am | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley Media Relations | News | Comments

New technology under development at UC Berkeley could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition. A team of researchers has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a light-based plasmon sensor to detect incredibly minute concentrations of explosives. The researchers note that the sensor could potentially be used to sniff out a hard-to-detect explosive popular among terrorists.

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Air Filtration Units

July 21, 2014 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Purair Sky ceiling mounted filtration units from Air Science USA are designed to protect laboratory personnel and the environment in areas where hazardous substances are handled.

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Ductless Fume Hood

July 21, 2014 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mystaire Inc. offers the Aura Elite Ductless Fume Hood, which includes constant monitoring of fume hood face velocity, gas phase filtration saturation, and temperature and humidity monitoring, along with instantaneous filter to chemical application validation.

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Combustion Analyzer

July 21, 2014 10:28 am | E Instruments Intl., LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The BTU900-NOx Economical Residential Combustion Analyzer from E Instruments is available withfield replaceable sensors for diagnostics and replacements to eliminate “down-time” and costly repair charges.

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Laser for Multiphoton Imaging

July 18, 2014 12:50 pm | Newport Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, offers the InSight DS+, a widely-tunable ultrafast laser system with enhanced power levels.

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Rechargeable Portable Mass Flow Meters

July 18, 2014 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

With 18 hours of continuous operation on a single charge and +/-0.8% of reading accuracy, Alicat Scientific's rechargeable portable gas mass flow meters are suitable for field flow verification and validation applications.

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