News Blog: October 2012

Posted: 23 October 2012

NewbornEven newborn babies just a few days old can remember words, although they're better at remembering the vowels in those words than the consonants, say Italian scientists.

Posted: 15 October 2012

A team of Canadian soil scientists has shown that NIR spectroscopy offers a quick and easy way to determine several soil properties, including how strongly it binds the powerful, manure-derived steroid 17β-estradiol.

Tagged: agriculture, soil
Posted: 11 October 2012

NIR spectroscopy is an effective way to determine muscle mass in the elderly, say Japanese medical researchers.

Tagged: medical
Posted: 10 October 2012

Specim, Spectral Imaging, Ltd, has released AisaFENIX, a robust and compact spectral imager for field and airborne installations.

Tagged: imaging
Posted: 9 October 2012

The Fiji Sugar Corporation is to buy a NIR analyser to test all incoming sugar and pay farmers on the basis of its quality.

Tagged: sugar cane, sugar
Posted: 8 October 2012

When the olive harvest in Spain and Portugal gets underway this November some forward-looking oil producers will have a NIR new tool to help them get the best from their olive presses.

Tagged: Foss, olive oil
Posted: 8 October 2012

The Korean National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service has purchased 49 units of the Foss Infratec 1241 near infrared grain analyser for rice labelling control.

Tagged: rice, Foss, network
Posted: 2 October 2012

NASA and the US Geological Survey provide data from their Landsat satellites for free. This data is already used by farmers to monitor nitrogen levels in their fields and plan fertiliser application.

Tagged: remote sensing
Posted: 2 October 2012

Novel, biocompatible nanoparticles luminesce in the NIR through more than 3 cm of biological tissue, demonstrating the promise of nanotechnology in biomedical imaging.

Posted: 1 October 2012

The short course programme at Pittcon 2013 has been announced.

Tagged: course


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