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AMS, a developer of high-performance sensor solutions, is establishing a new imaging center of excellence for image sensors and product validation to support key US customers, at the Riverwood Tech Campus in Rochester, NY, USA. A concentration of photonics expertise in research and development in the Rochester area means that there is world-class talent base to create a center of excellence for optical imaging, said the company, which last year completed the...
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Original Author: Shannon Wojcik ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SunDensity, the developer of the Photonic Smart Coating (PSC™) technology that increases solar power output and has additional applications in consumer electronics and architectural glass, today announced a research agreement with the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics. As part of the one-year agreement, University of Rochester will combine its valuable experience, skills, and ability in optical sciences with SunDensity’s...
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Luminate announced cohort four of the Luminate NY accelerator program and competition. A total of 126 startups from 22 countries and 21 U.S. states applied for consideration to be a part of the world’s largest accelerator for startups with optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) enabled applications. The companies were selected after pitching their innovative ideas to an advisory panel comprised of industry experts. Each finalist will receive an initial investment...
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IDEX Health & Science Semrock optical filters are on NASA’s new Perseverance rover that will try to definitively answer whether life ever existed on Mars. Working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), our optical filter team developed filters for the SHERLOC instrument, which will enable the rover to identify, collect and store rock and soil samples from Mars. The SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics &...
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MISSION: The Mars 2020 mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. This mission addresses questions about the potential for life on Mars and takes the next step by not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past but also searching for signs of past microbial life itself. Source: Share this:Click to share on Twitter...
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A multidisciplinary collaboration will create a new light-sheet microscope on campus, allowing 3-D imaging of complex cellular structures. A new multidisciplinary collaboration between the University of Rochester’s departments of biology, biomedical engineering, and optics and the Goergen Institute for Data Science will establish an innovative microscopy resource on campus, allowing for cutting-edge scientific research in biological imaging. Michael Welte, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, is the lead principal investigator...
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Premstaetten, Austria (March 2, 2021) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, is establishing an imaging center of excellence producing state-of-the-art consumer image sensors and product validation to support key US customers from the Riverwood Tech Campus in Rochester, New York, USA. The new research and development and design center will continue the tradition of world-class consumer imaging innovation into the sensor-enabled era. A concentration...
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Three of the Defense Department’s 11 principal directors of modernization within the Office of Defense Research and Engineering, discussed quantum science, 5G and directed energy. The three are responsible for informing senior DOD leaders about science and technology investments that will provide warfighters the greatest return on investment. They spoke yesterday at the National Defense Industrial Association’s virtual Pacific Operational Science and Technology Conference. Quantum Science Paul Lopata, principal director...
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SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics & Chemicals) is an arm mounted instrument that is part of NASA’s Perseverance rover. It combines imaging with UV resonance Raman and native deep UV fluorescence spectroscopy in order to identify potential biosignatures and understand the aqueous history of a site on Mars. SHERLOC performs both spectroscopy and co-boresightedd microscopic imaging for scientific investigations.  For wide field imaging and sample documentation, the Wide Angle Topographic Sensor for Operations and engineering (WATSON) imager provides images that document...
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