News tagged with optical technology

Chattanooga touts transformation into Gig City

A city once infamous for the smoke-belching foundries that blanketed its buildings and streets with a heavy layer of soot is turning to lightning-fast Internet speeds to try to transform itself into a vibrant ...

dateDec 27, 2014 in Telecom
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Predicting landslides with light

Optical fiber sensors are used around the world to monitor the condition of difficult-to-access segments of infrastructure—such as the underbellies of bridges, the exterior walls of tunnels, the feet of dams, long pipelines ...

dateSep 29, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Retinal scanner that fits in a purse

A person can be identified unambiguously based on his or her retina. Researchers are working to make it possible for anyone to use this technology. With the prototype of a compact, portable retinal scanner, ...

dateApr 30, 2014 in Engineering
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