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Astronomers release spectacular survey of the distant universe
Astronomers at the University of Nottingham have released spectacular new infrared images of the distant universe, providing the deepest view ever obtained over a large area of sky. (2016-06-30)

NASA infrared imagery shows Chanthu weakening after landfall in southeastern China
Tropical Storm Chanthu came ashore in southeastern China and continues to move inland. NASA captured both visible and infrared satellite data that showed the storm is weakening in both form and cloud temperatures. (2010-07-22)

Could Alzheimer's disease be diagnosed with a simple blood test?
Spanish researchers have uncovered a new promising way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease more accurately. Their technique, which is noninvasive, fast and low-cost, measures how much infrared radiation is either emitted or absorbed by white blood cells. Because of its high sensitivity, this method is able to distinguish between the different clinical stages of disease development thereby allowing reliable diagnosis of both mild and moderate stages of Alzheimer's. (2012-01-25)

NASA sees Tropical Depression Choi-wan form
Tropical Depression Choi-wan formed in the northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead and captured infrared data on the developing storm. (2015-10-02)

NASA's infrared look at strengthening Typhoon Chan-Hom
During the early morning hours on July 6, Chan-Hom was a strong tropical storm. Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed very powerful thunderstorms that hinted at intensification, and later in the day, Chan-Hom became a typhoon. (2015-07-06)

NASA sees Tropical Storm Rosa being born and powering up quickly
The seventeenth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed early on Oct. 30 and quickly strengthened into Tropical Storm Rosa. Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed strong convection in the storm's center, hinting at that intensification. (2012-10-30)

Free electron laser demonstrated at Brookhaven Lab
Researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory have taken an important step in creating a new research tool called the high gain harmonic generation free electron laser. This technology's unique capabilities will open up new research opportunities in chemistry, biology and materials science. (2000-08-09)

New optical imaging system could be deployed to find tiny tumors
MIT researchers have developed a near-infrared fluorescent optical imaging system that could enable them to find tiny tumors, as small as a couple of hundred cells, deep within the body. (2019-03-07)

Researchers demonstrate nondestructive mid-infrared imaging using entangled photons
Researchers have shown that entangled photons can be used to improve the penetration depth of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in highly scattering materials. The method represents a way to perform OCT with mid-infrared wavelengths and could be useful for non-destructive testing and analysis of materials such as ceramics and paint samples. (2020-12-10)

UCR scientists report a new organic bistable material
Scientists at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside report in the 24 May 2002 issue of the journal Science a new bistable material that is likely to be of enormous interest and benefit to the electronic industry as well as to the computer storage industry. The material, as yet without a popular name, simultaneously exhibits bistability in three physical channels: optical, electrical, and magnetic. (2002-05-23)

Kansas State chemist publishes new article on high tech sample analysis
A powerful technique for analyzing samples won't destroy them in the process. Kansas State University chemist David Wetzel and John A. Reffner, technical director at SensIR in Danbury, Conn., describe how the new technique -- infrared microspectroscopy -- helped solve the bombing of the World Trade Center, using only fragments of debris collected at the scene. (2000-05-10)

NASA telescopes uncover early construction of giant galaxy
Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed 'Sparky,' is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate. (2014-08-27)

UCF professor finds that hottest measured extrasolar planet is 3700 degrees
A UCF professor and his team have discovered the hottest exoplanet measured to be 3,700 degrees. Its composition leaves scientists scratching their heads. (2007-05-09)

UK Researchers Develop New Means To Assess Plaques In Blood Vessels
University of Kentucky researchers are using near-infrared spectroscopy to detect the plaques in blood vessels that are most likely to rupture and cause heart attacks and strokes. The researchers have used the technology to identify vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques in samples of human aortic tissue. (1998-11-08)

Tropical Depression Dokuri weaker, but still potent
Tropical Storm Dokuri weakened into a tropical depression today, but NASA infrared satellite imagery is still showing some areas of strong convection and thunderstorms in the storm and they're being pushed away from the center. (2012-06-28)

NASA's Aqua satellite catches the birth of Tropical Cyclone Yalo
The fourteenth tropical cyclone in the Southern Pacific Ocean developed as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. The AIRS instrument aboard Aqua captured infrared, near-visible and microwave data on Tropical Cyclone Yalo early on Feb. 25. (2016-02-25)

2 NASA satellites see Tropical Storm Neki form in the Central Pacific
Tropical Storm Neki formed today about 830 miles southeast of Johnston Island in the Central Pacific Ocean. NASA's QuikScat and Aqua satellites quickly captured and analyzed winds and temperatures in Neki, enabling forecasters to see the storm strengthening. (2009-10-19)

NASA satellite data shows Hurricane Maria's strongest side
NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Hurricane Maria's cloud top temperatures and found the coldest cloud tops and strongest storms were facing east of the center and away from the U.S. (2017-09-26)

Light-emitting particles open new window for biological imaging
For certain frequencies of short-wave infrared light, most biological tissues are nearly as transparent as glass. Now, researchers have made tiny particles that can be injected into the body, where they emit those penetrating frequencies. The advance may provide a new way of making detailed images of internal body structures such as fine networks of blood vessels. (2017-04-10)

From galaxy collisions to star birth: ISO finds the missing link
Data from ISO, the infrared observatory of the European Space Agency (ESA), have provided the first direct evidence that shock waves generated by galaxy collisions excite the gas from which new stars will form. The result also provides important clues on how the birth of the first stars was triggered and speeded up in the early Universe. (2005-03-29)

NASA sees pinhole eye seen in weakening Tropical Cyclone Winston
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite saw that Tropical Cyclone Winston maintained a pinhole eye as it tracked east of southern Vanuatu's islands in the Southern Pacific Ocean on Feb. 23, 2016. Infrared imagery showed bands of strong thunderstorms were wrapping into the low-level center of the storm. (2016-02-23)

NASA finds strong rain potential in Tropical Storm Gordon
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Gulf of Mexico and collected temperature information on Tropical Storm Gordon's clouds as it moved toward landfall and after landfall. Those cloud top temperatures indicated that Gordon has the potential to generate heavy rainfall as it moves inland over the next several days. (2018-09-05)

NASA sees second Tropical soaking in Southern Philippines
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Philippines and infrared imagery showed that Tropical Storm Tembin contained strong thunderstorms with heavy rainmaking potential as it moved across Mindanao in the southern part of the country. The southern Philippines recently experienced a soaking from what is now Tropical Depression Kai-Tak. (2017-12-22)

NASA sees fading rare south Atlantic storm 90Q, one of three since 2004
Just one day after it formed, the southern Atlantic Ocean the now former sub-tropical storm 90Q appeared to be fizzling out on NASA satellite imagery. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed little convection associated with the storm on March 12. Sub-tropical and tropical storms are rare in the Southern Atlantic, and this one marks the third since 2004. (2015-03-13)

NASA sees Tropical Storm Kilo affected by wind shear
Strong vertical wind shear is taking its toll on the now weaker Tropical Storm Kilo in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Visible and infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite shows that southwesterly wind shear has been pushing the clouds and storms to the northeast of the storm's center. (2015-09-10)

NASA's infrared satellite imagery shows wind shear affecting Cyclone Ian
Tropical Cyclone Ian has been battered by wind shear and infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that the bulk of the precipitation has been pushed east and southeast of the storm's center. (2014-01-13)

NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites view Tropical Storms Blas and Celia
Tropical cyclones Blas and Celia are both spinning in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, and two NASA satellites captured them in visible and infrared imagery. (2010-06-21)

HAWK-I takes off
Europe's flagship ground-based astronomical facility, the ESO VLT, has been equipped with a new (2007-08-23)

NASA takes tropical storm Flossie's temperature
NASA's Aqua satellite took the temperature of Tropical Storm Flossie as it continued to strengthen and organize in the Eastern Pacific. (2019-07-29)

NASA sees Blanca blanking out over Baja
The remnants of former Hurricane Blanca are blanking out over the northern part of Mexico's Baja California today, June 9. NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an infrared image of Blanca's remnants revealing a disorganized storm. All watches and warnings have been dropped. (2015-06-09)

MIPT develops unique greenhouse gas meter
Laboratory for the Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has come up with a high-resolution meter to gauge the concentration of gases in the atmosphere with unparalleled precision. The infrared spectrum radiometer is described in an article recently published in the journal Optics Express. (2014-06-17)

NASA sees remnants of Hurricane Manuel soaking northern Mexico, Texas
Two NASA satellites observed Hurricane Manuel as it made landfall in northwestern Mexico and brought rainfall into southwestern Texas. (2013-09-20)

Accident protection in the windshield
Driver-assistance systems help prevent accidents. Quite simply, the more a car knows about its surroundings, the more intelligently it can respond to them. Researchers have now developed an optical sensor for the windshield that can even tell the difference between fog and darkness. The system will also be available for small cars. (2011-07-25)

02W renamed Tropical Storm Omais, staying at sea
Tropical Cyclone 02W still has maximum sustained winds near 46 mph but one thing changed: it has been named (2010-03-24)

A smarter way to make ultraviolet light beams
Existing coherent ultraviolet light sources are power hungry, bulky and expensive. University of Michigan researchers have found a better way to build compact ultraviolet sources with low power consumption that could improve information storage, microscopy and chemical analysis. (2011-11-29)

Onion-like layers help this efficient new nanoparticle glow
A new, onion-like nanoparticle could open new frontiers in biomaging, solar energy harvesting and light-based security techniques. (2015-11-10)

NASA infrared satellite imagery shows Tropical Storm Mawar strengthening
The infrared instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured temperature data on Tropical Storm Mawar in the western North Pacific Ocean and showed that the cloud top temperatures were growing colder. That's an indication that the thunderstorms within are higher and stronger -- a sign of strengthening. (2012-06-01)

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: June 2002
Issue highlights include the following: Gene protects baker's yeast from freeze damage, measuring meat contamination using infrared light, and oral vaccine boosts effectiveness of tuberculosis vaccine. (2002-06-18)

'Coreshine' sheds light on the birth of stars
Astronomers discover a new phenomenon in molecular clouds. (2010-09-24)

Sun glints seen from space signal oceans and lakes
In two new videos from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, bright flashes of light known as sun glints act as beacons signaling large bodies of water on Earth. These observations give scientists a way to pick out planets beyond our solar system (extrasolar planets) that are likely to have expanses of liquid, and so stand a better chance of having life. (2010-01-05)

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