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Researchers have improved upon a new camera technology that can image at speeds about 100 times faster than today’s commercial cameras while also capturing more image frames. The new technology opens a host of new possibilities for studying extremely fast processes such as neurons firing, chemical reactions, fuel burning or chemicals exploding.

The National Photonics Initiative (NPI) invites you to a webinar to discuss Achieving the Goals of the National Cancer Moonshot through Adoption of New and Enhanced Technologies and a Transformed IT Health System Confirmation.

Face recognition has become a key tool for unobtrusive human identification broadly applied in areas of surveillance, forensic, security, access control, etc. In recent years, although the accuracy of today’s visible-spectrum facial-recognition systems has rapidly increased and are robust to various conditions such as illumination, pose and expressions, there are some challenges that compromise the efficacy of these systems used in broader areas. .

Members of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI) High Power Lasers (HPL) Task Force, comprised of leading defense contractors, commercial laser companies and academia, today announced recommendations to improve US defense operations and regain our nation’s manufacturing stronghold. The recommendations, unveiled in conjunction with today’s Directed Energy Summit in Washington, DC, call for the establishment of a directed energy program office that will serve to coordinate US manufacturing of high power lasers.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Australian National University have developed new technology that aims to make the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) even more sensitive to faint ripples in space-time called gravitational waves.

         

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