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2011-09-02 11:27:48

A team led by UA professor and inventor M. Bonner Denton received a 2011 R&D 100 Award for a breakthrough in detection technology that could advance monitoring for nuclear activity, environmental damage, forensic testing and more. What do identifying explosives in a piece of luggage, determining the origin of a bullet and unlocking the age of rocks have in common? They all employ a technology called mass spectrometry, used to detect minute traces of a substance and determining its...

Portable Microscope Detects Bacteria Using Holograms
2011-09-02 04:39:25

  Engineers at UCLA have developed an inexpensive, portable, lensless microscope. This microscope may find its use in improving health care and sanitation in areas where sophisticated equipment is unavailable or unusable. The details of the microscope were published in the open-source journal Biomedical Optics Express. BBC News reports that the microscope uses lasers and sophisticated mathematics, instead of lenses, to develop a holographic image that identifies bacteria or...

2011-08-29 13:00:39

Using a modern version of open-wide-and-keep-this-under-your-tongue, scientists today reported taking the temperature of individual cells in the human body, and finding for the first time that temperatures inside do not adhere to the familiar 98.6 degree Fahrenheit norm. They presented the research at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), being held here this week. Haw Yang and Liwei Lin, who collaborated on the research, did not use a familiar...

2011-08-04 13:39:54

Is there a hairline crack in the oak table? Was the window frame glued badly? Ultrasound thermography can reliably identify material defects during the production of wooden items. This allows rejects to be caught quickly and eliminated, and faulty goods to be repaired in good time. People who buy an expensive solid wooden table or wardrobe want to be certain that their new piece of furniture is absolutely faultless. Pianos "“ whether upright or grand "“ can only produce an opulent...

2011-07-21 06:40:00

FREEHOLD, N.J., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aginova Inc., a sensor technology company, announced today it is launching iCelsius Pro, a product that extends your iPad by using a temperature probe that turns iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a digital thermometer. The app downloaded from the App store will read the temperature, create graphs, set up alerts, store data and email graphs. Temperature is typically measured using some type of thermometer, usually one containing a liquid like...

2011-07-12 04:00:00

REHOVOT, Israel, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVMI) provider of leading edge stand-alone metrology and the market leader of integrated metrology solutions to the semiconductor process control market, today introduced its fifth generation of the award-winning NovaMARS Optical CD application development solution. The new NovaMARS 5.0 is geared towards addressing the industry's transition to novel chip design concepts such as 3D gates,...

2011-07-11 04:00:00

REHOVOT, Israel, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Innovative and unique optical configuration enables the move to vertical devices in next-generation memory and microprocessor chips - Built to Nova industry-leading stability and reliability standards - Extends range of Nova's market leading high productivity Optical CD solutions Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVMI) provider of leading edge stand-alone...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.