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2009-03-16 06:45:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists who want to ensure reliable chemiluminescent sensitivity and specificity measurements for their tests should consider the MicroLumi-L2 glow microplate luminometer, the successor to the popular MicroLumi-XS luminometer, and the LRM168-96 Luminometer Reference Microplate, both designed and manufactured in the USA by Harta Instruments, Gaithersburg, MD. Both instruments are designed to exacting quality standards with ruggedness, precision,...

2009-02-18 11:31:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- LCR Electronics, a leading manufacturer of EMI filters, electronic products as well as high-end enclosures for military, telecom and commercial applications, now offers a wide range of general purpose triac (triode for alternating current) control boards that combine extremely low pricing with high quality performance. The new EC101 series is used for variable motor speed in universal and PSC motors as well as power control for lighting and heating....

2009-01-19 03:00:00

LONDON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award in the East European Temperature Monitoring Devices Market is presented to TECNIMED srl for pioneering THERMOFOCUS, the first non-contact clinical thermometer in the world, which is now available with a new, rapid, room temperature stabilization system. The Award is presented on an annual basis to the company that has demonstrated technological superiority within its industry and recognizes the ability...

2008-10-09 15:00:11

British scientists say they have designed a high-speed thermometer that can measure the temperature inside explosions without being damaged by the impact. The scientists at Britain's National Physical Laboratory said conventional thermometers cannot survive the shockwave, heat, snoot and debris produced by an explosion. Conventional thermocouples do not react quickly enough to capture the information. But the NPL scientists said they have designed a reusable, bomb-proof thermometer to...

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2008-10-08 16:39:10

Scientists at the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington have designed a high-speed thermometer that can measure the temperature inside explosions without being damaged in the impact. The shockwave, heat, soot and debris from an explosion can damage thermometers. Conventional thermocouples do not react quickly enough to capture the information. This makes modeling the interaction of an explosion with its environment problematic "“ as temperature is essential in any...

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2008-08-21 19:25:00

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has scooped up a soil sample from an intermediate depth between the ground surface and a subsurface icy layer. The sample was delivered to a laboratory oven on the spacecraft. The robotic arm on Phoenix collected the sample, dubbed "Burning Coals," from a trench named "Burn Alive 3." The sample consisted of about one-fourth to one-half teaspoon of loose soil scooped from depth about 3 centimeters (1.2 inch) below the surface of the ground and about 1 centimeter (0.4...

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2008-07-18 11:05:00

When heat waves strike, it's far more difficult to cope with stifling temperatures in built-up areas than it is out in the countryside. An ESA campaign has just been carried out to see if a spaceborne thermal infrared sensor could help policy makers and town planners reduce the number of casualties when temperatures soar. Over the last decade, heat waves have claimed an increasing number of casualties among the elderly "“ particularly in southern Europe. The heat wave that hit Europe in...

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2008-04-15 17:55:47

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new imaging system that detects naturally occurring terahertz radiation with unprecedented sensitivity and resolution. The technology may become a new tool chemical and biochemical analyses ranging from early tumor detection to rapid and precise identification of chemical hazards for homeland security instruments.Terahertz radiation falls between microwaves and infrared radiation on the...

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2008-03-10 00:00:00

In what some have called a security industry breakthrough, a British company has developed a new camera that can see through clothes at a distance of up to 80 feet, even when people are in motion.  The new camera, called the T500 made by ThruVision, uses "passive imaging technology" to detect weapons, drugs or explosives that might be hidden under people's clothes. The T5000 will be officially unveiled at a scientific development exhibition March 12-13 sponsored by Britain's Home...

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2008-01-11 11:35:00

Energy-efficient device could quickly detect hazardous chemicalsEngineers at MIT are developing a tiny sensor that could be used to detect minute quantities of hazardous gases, including toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents, much more quickly than current devices.The researchers have taken the common techniques of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry and shrunk them to fit in a device the size of a computer mouse. Eventually, the team, led by MIT Professor Akintunde...


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