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Attosecond physics: A keen sense for molecules
Munich based Laser physicists have developed an extremely powerful broadband infrared light source. This light source opens up a whole new range of opportunities in medicine, life science, and material analysis. (2018-02-23)

Microscale IR spectroscopy enabled by phase change materials and metasurfaces
Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design have demonstrated that tuneable phase change materials can be used to tune the response of microscale infrared transmissive 'metasurface' filters which can be tuned across the broad band of frequencies in the mid-infrared spectrum. (2018-05-11)

Evading detection by an infrared camera, octopus style
Inspired by organisms that can change the nature of their skin, such as octopuses, researchers have developed a device with tunable infrared reflectivity. The advancement could help hide objects from infrared (heat-sensing) cameras, among other applications. (2018-03-29)

Non-invasive measurement of blood glucose possible
A group of researchers, led by Prof. Yuji Matsuura of Tohoku University's Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, has developed a method of measuring blood glucose using far infrared light, which is both harmless and non-invasive. (2016-02-04)

It's not an illusion: Transforming infrared into visible light
Researchers have developed a compound that can transform near-infrared light into broadband white-light, offering a cheap, efficient means to produce visible light. (2016-06-09)

Why infrared astronomy is a hot topic
ESA's Herschel spacecraft will collect infrared radiation from some of the coldest and most distant objects in the Universe. But why are observations of infrared light so special? (2003-09-11)

Light detector to revolutionize night vision technology
Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionize chemical sensing and night vision technology. (2014-09-08)

KIST develops foldable and washable luminescent film
Infrared radiation, which is invisible yet highly utilizable, is used in various fields and for various purposes, such as for coronavirus detection (i.e. through thermal imaging cameras and biosensors). A Korean research team has developed a technology that visualizes infrared radiation and expands its application range. (2020-04-08)

New technology illuminates colder objects in deep space
Northwestern University professor Manijeh Razeghi and her group engineered a new technology that can detect very long wavelength infrared light. (2014-07-09)

New sensor could light the way forward in low-cost medical imaging
New research published today in Nature's Scientific Reports, identifies a new type of light sensor that could allow medical and security imaging, via low cost cameras. (2014-05-23)

Canopy structure more important to climate than leaf nitrogen levels, study claims
Claims that forest leaves rich in nitrogen may aid in reflecting infrared radiation -- thereby cooling the atmosphere -- have been challenged by new research that shows that the structure of forests' canopies is a more important factor in infrared reflection. (2012-12-03)

AKARI's observations of asteroid Itokawa
The space-borne infrared observatory AKARI, observed asteroid Itokawa last month with its Infrared Camera. The data will be used to refine estimates of sizes of potentially hazardous asteroids in the future. (2007-08-23)

Hubble's front row seat when galaxies collide
IRAS 14348-1447 is actually a combination of two gas-rich spiral galaxies doomed by gravity to affect and tug at each other and slowly, destructively, merge into one. (2017-01-10)

NIST researchers measure high infrared power levels from some green lasers
Green laser pointers have become a popular consumer item, delivering light that's brighter to the eye than red lasers, but stories have circulated on the Web about the potential hazards of inexpensive models. Now, a team at NIST has found that in some cases green laser pointers emit high levels of invisible and potentially dangerous infrared light. (2010-08-04)

New light shed on damaging impact of infrared and visible rays on skin
New research reveals for the first time that UV combined with visible and infrared light cause damage to the skin and we need to protect our skin against all three to prevent aging. (2020-01-23)

Hourglass-shaped silicon nanowire photodiodes with increased absorption of light developed
The research team led by Professor Chang-Ki Baek proposed vertical silicone nanowires with high sensitivity by using silicone and semiconductor process. (2019-11-26)

Laser physics: Transformation through light
Laser physicists have taken snapshots of how C60 carbon molecules react to extremely short pulses of intense infrared light. (2019-02-12)

Breakthrough could enable cheaper infrared cameras
A new breakthrough by scientists with the University of Chicago may one day lead to much more cost-effective infrared cameras -- which in turn could enable infrared cameras for common consumer electronics like phones, as well as sensors to help autonomous cars see their surroundings more accurately. (2019-03-07)

Phononic SEIRA -- enhancing light-molecule interactions via crystal lattice vibrations
Researchers from CIC-nanoGUNE (San Sebastián, Spain), in collaboration with the Donostia International Physics Center (San Sebastián, Spain), Materials Physics Center (CFM, CSIC-UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain) and University of Oviedo demonstrate a new way to strongly couple infrared light and molecular vibrations, by utilizing phonon polariton nanoresonators made of hexagonal boron nitride, a Van der Waals material. (2018-04-09)

When gold turns invisible
A gold compound shifts from a visible fluorescence to emitting infrared when ground -- a big shift with potential applications in bioimaging and security inks. (2017-05-31)

CIC nanoGUNE develops Nano-FTIR-nanoscale infrared spectroscopy with a thermal source
Researchers from the Basque nanoscience research center CIC nanoGUNE and Neaspec GmbH (Germany) have developed an instrument that allows for recording infrared spectra with a thermal source at a resolution that is 100 times better than in conventional infrared spectroscopy. In future, the technique could be applied for analyzing the local chemical composition and structure of nanoscale materials in polymer composites, semiconductor devices, minerals or biological tissue. The work is published in Nature Materials. (2011-05-09)

Superconductor "Sees" Longer Wavelengths
A new superconducting device detects single light quanta, photons, at wavelengths longer than previously possible, and does so with remarkable speed and sensitivity. (1999-03-01)

'Stealth' material hides hot objects from infrared eyes
Infrared cameras are the heat-sensing eyes that help drones find their targets even in the dead of night or through heavy fog. Hiding from such detectors could become much easier, thanks to a new cloaking material that renders objects -- and people -- practically invisible. (2018-06-22)

Infrared vision in a cichlid fish
Biologists from the University of Bonn have discovered that the cichlid fish Pelvicachromis taeniatus can see in the near infrared range; this was thought to be unlikely until now. Seeing in the infrared range is apparently helping fish to hunt in shallow African rivers. The results will be published in the journal (2012-10-29)

AKARI's view on birth and death of stars
AKARI, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) infrared astronomical satellite with ESA participation, is continuing its survey of the sky and its mapping of our cosmos in infrared light. New exciting images recently taken by AKARI depict scenes from the birth and death of stars. (2006-08-29)

Capturing an octopus-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef
A specialized camera that allows scientists to see as reef-dwelling animals do has been built by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol. The team will travel to Lizard Island off the coast of Queensland this year to capture images of the Great Barrier Reef which they hope will provide new insight into this underwater world. (2012-01-27)

Graphene heterostructures with black phosphorus, arsenic enable new infrared detectors
MIPT scientists and their colleagues from Japan and the U.S. have calculated the parameters of photodetectors comprised by layers of graphene and a combination of black phosphorus and black arsenic. These sensors are able to detect radiation with energy less than the band gap of the constituent layers without graphene. (2020-04-13)

NASA's infrared view ofpPowerful storms surrounding Typhoon Noru's eye
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Noru and gathered infrared data on the cloud top temperatures which gave forecasters an idea of the powerful thunderstorms circling the eye. (2017-07-25)

NASA satellite finds powerful storms in Tropical Storm Ramon's center
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite looked at Tropical Storm Ramon in infrared light, revealing powerful storms around the center. Ramon formed close to the southwestern coast of Mexico and has already generated a tropical storm watch. (2017-10-04)

Up-scale: Frequency converter enables ultra-high sensitivity infrared spectrometry
In what may prove to be a major development for scientists in fields ranging from forensics to quantum communications, researchers at NIST have developed a new, highly sensitive, low-cost technique for measuring light in the near-infrared range. (2009-08-26)

Attosecond physics: Molecules brilliantly illuminated
A new high-power laser system generates ultrashort pulses of light covering a large share of the mid-infrared spectrum. (2018-04-23)

A NASA infrared view at Arabian Sea's Tropical Cyclone Luban
NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Cyclone Luban with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying or weakening. Luban formed on Oct. 8, 2018 in the Arabian Sea, Northern Indian Ocean and threatens Oman. (2018-10-09)

1,000 days of infrared wonders
For the last 1,000 days the Infrared Array Camera, aboard NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, has been operating continuously to probe the universe from its most distant regions to our local solar neighborhood. The IRAC (2012-04-16)

NASA infrared image identifies several areas of power in Cyclone Imelda
Cyclone Imelda has continues to strengthen, and infrared NASA satellite imagery indicated powerful convection throughout the storm. (2013-04-11)

Infrared antenna for nano-size mapping of crystal vibrations
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, have used their infrared near-field microscope to study crystal lattice vibrations (Nature 418, 159, 11th July 2002). They used infrared laser beam illumination of a nano-sized antenna to obtain resonance with the vibrations, the so-called phonon resonance. The new technique makes it possible to find out a crystal's chemical identity, and even its structural quality, both with nanometric resolution. (2002-07-19)

USTC researchers design continuous-scanning sky brightness monitor in 2.5- to 5-μm band
Researches from USTC proposed a continuous-scanning near-infrared sky brightness monitor (CNISBM). It can measure 2.5 to 5 μm infrared sky brightness based on an InSb detector and a linear variable filter. (2020-08-31)

NASA finds Tropical Storm Jelawat strengthening
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Tropical Storm Jelawat was getting stronger as it moved through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. (2018-03-28)

CIC nanoGUNE reaches new depths in infrared nanospectroscopy
Researchers from the Nanooptics Group at CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian) demonstrate that nanoscale infrared imaging - which is established as a surface-sensitive technique - can be employed for chemical nanoidentification of materials that are located up to 100 nm below the surface. (2020-07-23)

NASA sees Tropical Depression Norma's small area of strength
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite has revealed that the area of strongest storms within now Tropical Depression Norma has diminished. (2017-09-19)

NASA sees a weaker Hurricane Darby in infrared light
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite shows that Hurricane Darby is losing its punch. (2016-07-19)

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