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2014-06-03 12:20:40

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers are eagerly waiting to begin use of a new instrument to study celestial objects: a high-resolution, mid-infrared spectrograph mounted on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the world's largest flying telescope. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This new instrument, the Echelon-Cross-Echelle Spectrograph (EXES), can separate wavelengths of light to a precision of one...

2014-05-28 23:15:23

The Spynel-X, from HGH Infrared Systems, will be officially launched at the Eurosatory show in Paris, France June 16-20th. Paris, France (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 HGH Infrared Systems, a global provider of 360 degree thermal imaging systems, is proud to announce the debut of the SPYNEL-X, the world’s highest definition IRST. The SPYNEL-X captures in real time, full panoramic images with an unequaled resolution of up to 120 Mpix. SPYNEL-X is a unique passive wide-area surveillance system...

2014-05-26 12:25:05

DUBLIN, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2lw8mr/ir_detector) has announced the addition of the "Global IR Detector (MCT, InGaAs, Pyroelectric, Thermopyle, Microbolometer) Market - Forecast to 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 IR detector technologies enable the systems that help to interact with the outer world without touching it. It mainly detects radiations from the objects around...

2014-05-23 23:05:21

The key factors propelling the growth of Molecular Spectroscopy Market are increased investments, funding, and grants by government bodies worldwide - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/molecular-spectroscopy-market-50034395.html. (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 The "Molecular Spectroscopy Market by Technology [NMR (FT, Continuous Wave), UV-Visible (Photodiode Array, Handheld), IR (Terahertz, Benchtop), NIR (FT-NIR) Raman (SERS, TERS, FT Raman)] & by Application...

2014-05-23 10:57:24

OSA New thin lens made of silicon opens a door to using less expensive materials for infrared (IR) imaging Dark alleys might not feel so dangerous someday thanks to a new ultra-thin type of lens, which could pave the way to making smaller and cheaper heat-sensing imagers. A team of French researchers has found a way to make a thermal infrared (IR) camera with a lens made of silicon, a much less expensive material than is commonly used today. The new silicon lens is as thick as a...

moon and earth broadband
2014-05-23 05:35:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Most of us have gotten used to being connected no matter where we go, but if mankind ever starts living or working on the moon or some far-off asteroid, how would they be able to check their email or post killer selfies on Facebook? Thankfully, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are close to a solution. While working with NASA officials last fall, a team from MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory was able to...

Cosmic Clumps Cast Darkest Shadows Ever Recorded
2014-05-22 03:51:02

Whitney Clavin, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Astronomers have found cosmic clumps so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded. Infrared observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of these blackest-of-black regions paradoxically light the way to understanding how the brightest stars form. The clumps represent the darkest portions of a huge, cosmic cloud of gas and dust located about 16,000 light-years away. A new study takes advantage of the...

NASA's "Star Catcher" Examined In A New "Behind The Webb" Video
2014-05-22 03:46:07

[ Watch The Video: Star Catcher: Behind The Webb ] Rob Gutro, NASA Catching glimpses of early stars is one of the things that the Near Infrared Camera or NIRCam will do when it flies aboard the James Webb Space Telescope. "Star Catcher" is the title of the newest video in the "Behind the Webb" series that takes viewers behind the scenes to understand more about the Webb telescope. Mary Estacion of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md. hosts the series....

2014-05-21 12:44:15

Basque Research There are objects we cannot see within the range of the visible but which we can with imaging systems that use the terahertz (THz) wavelength. Within this range we can detect, for example, not only a foreign body hidden under clothing, but also determine what material it is made of. David Etayo, a telecommunications engineer and PhD holder of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has been able to identify explosive components not only in their pure state, but also, and...

Light Converted To Sound For Weapons Detection, Medical Imaging
2014-05-20 03:22:07

Nicole Casal Moore, University of Michigan A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum—the terahertz range. So-called T-rays, which are light waves too long for human eyes to see, could help airport security guards find chemical and other weapons. They might let doctors image body tissues with less damage to healthy areas. And they could give astronomers new tools to study planets in other solar systems. Those...


Latest Infrared Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Star Formation -- Star formation is the process by which gas in molecular clouds gets transformed into stars. In the current paradigm of star formation, cores of molecular clouds (regions of specially high density) became gravitationally unstable, and start to concentrate. Part of the gravitational energy lost in the process is radiated in the infrared, another part increases the temperature of the core. The accretion of material happen partially though a circumstellar disc. When...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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