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Graphene Surfaces on Photonic Racetracks

July 28, 2014 | News | Comments

Graphene could enable new kind of photonics-based chemical sensors and photo-detectors. Scientists from The University of Manchester describe how graphene can be wrapped around a silicon wire, or waveguide, and modify the transmission of light through it.

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When Employees Disappoint: How Effective Leaders Respond

July 28, 2014 5:23 pm | by Alesia Latson | Articles | Comments

Disappointment is inevitable for leaders. At times your people will disappoint you, and there will also be instances where you disappoint others. So the fact that disappointment occurs isn’t the challenge. The real issue to address is how you respond to the disappointment.

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Micro Noise Dosimeter

July 28, 2014 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Casella CEL has produced the CEL-350 dBadge micro noise dosimeter, a compact safety tool designed to measure the noise exposure of an employee over the working day to uncover dangerous areas and to assure compliance with strict OSHA, NIOSH, or ISO (European) regulations.

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Powder Filling Unit

July 28, 2014 12:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

GEA Avapac offers the RBF-500 Li as part of its Limited Intervention powder filling line.

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Combustion Analyzer

July 28, 2014 9:58 am | E Instruments Intl., LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The BTU1500 Portable Combustion Analyzer High Efficiency Kit from E Instruments International includes an incoming air smart probe, field-replaceable sensors, and a built-in printer.

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A New Approach to Creating Organic Zeolites

July 25, 2014 12:02 pm | News | Comments

Zeolites are porous rock with a well-defined, crystalline structure. At the atomic scale, their pore size is so precisely decided that zeolites can separate molecules with size differences of merely a fraction of one-tenth of a nanometer, making them useful to the chemical and petroleum industries as molecular sieves for separation and catalysis processes.

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Spray Systems Company Opens Class 10,000 Cleanroom

July 25, 2014 9:41 am | News | Comments

Beginning August 2014, Sono-Tek Corp. will make available its first Class 10,000 rated cleanroom laboratory for customers to conduct testing using Sono-Tek coating equipment. The facility is located in Guangzhou, China, and is operated by Sono-Tek’s China Distributor, Unitak.

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Monitoring Software

July 24, 2014 11:53 am | Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions' LMS Express 7 family of small monitoring systems is designed to collect and display data from Lighthouse Solair, Handheld, and Remote particle counters as well as from the Lighthouse Universal Manifold Controller, Mini Manifold, and Mini Multiplexer.

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Particle Counter

July 24, 2014 11:29 am | CLiMET Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The CI-454 Particle Counter from CLiMET Instruments features Ethernet and USB ports for data transfer, and meets or exceeds ISO 21501-4 standards.

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Sterility Testing Units

July 24, 2014 11:04 am | Sartorius Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Sterisart NF sterility units from Sartorius AG are compact, closed systems for sterile sampling.

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A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

July 24, 2014 10:39 am | News | Comments

Researchers have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire. With this new method of producing hybrid nanowires, very fast and multi-functional processing units can be accommodated on a single chip in the future.

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Medical Device Enables Deaf Child to Hear

July 24, 2014 10:20 am | by Lorenzo Benet and Alison Trinidad | News | Comments

A team of scientists and surgeons reports that sound registered in the brain of a deaf Canadian boy for the first time after doctors activated a hearing device that had been surgically implanted in his brainstem. The surgery, device activation, and future behavioral study are part of a five-year clinical trial in which 10 devices will be implanted in deaf children under the age of 5 and studied over the course of three years.

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FDA Recalls Pharma’s Sterile Drugs

July 24, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

The FDA is alerting health care professionals and consumers of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use by an American pharmaceutical company. Recent FDA inspections of the facility revealed insanitary conditions that result in a lack of sterility assurance of drug products produced at that facility.

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Ken Gabriel, Former DARPA and Google Exec, to Lead Draper Laboratory

July 23, 2014 5:18 pm | News | Comments

The Board of Directors of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. announce that Dr. Kaigham (Ken) J. Gabriel, a Google executive and former senior DARPA official, has been selected as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.                

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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Discover the "X-Factor" of NASA's Webb Telescope

July 23, 2014 11:58 am | News | Comments

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray observatory have something in common: a huge test chamber used to simulate the hazards of space and the distant glow of starlight. Viewers can learn about this mysterious chamber and its history in "X-Factor," a new video in the "Behind the Webb" series. The Webb telescope is being assembled and tested at a Class 10,000 cleanroom at NASA’s Goddard facility.

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