New Technology to Provide Better Performance in Motion Surveillance

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Motion surveillance missions require advanced imaging devices. A new thermal camera core that offers nearly eight times the field of view of traditional camera cores has been unveiled recently. BAE Systems introduced its Athena 1920 high-definition thermal camera core for long-range and demanding applications in security, surveillance, and targeting systems.

The Athena 1920 combines infrared image clarity with a wide field of view, and is compact, lightweight, and low-power.

Additional applications for this thermal camera core include aerial reconnaissance, perimeter security, and asset monitoring. “We put more pixels on the target, giving end-users the situational awareness they need to make critical decisions,” says Robyn Decker, director of Lexington Business Center and Sensor Solutions at BAE Systems.

With a 60Hz frame rate, the Athena1920 core provides phenomenal detail in dynamic scenes leaving motion blur behind.

The high-definition sensor offers nearly eight

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New lab-on-a-chip infection test could provide cheaper, faster portable diagnostics — ScienceDaily

The chip, developed at Imperial College London and known as TriSilix, is a ‘micro laboratory’ which performs a miniature version of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on the spot. PCR is the gold-standard test for detecting viruses and bacteria in biological samples such as bodily fluids, faeces, or environmental samples.

Although PCR is usually performed in a laboratory, which means test results aren’t immediately available, this new lab-on-a-chip can process and present results in a matter of minutes.

The chip is made from silicon, the same material that is used to make electronic chips. Silicon itself is cheap, however, it is expensive to process into chips which requires massive, ‘extremely clean’ factories otherwise known as cleanrooms. To make the new lab-on-chip, the researchers developed a series of methods to produce the chips in a standard laboratory, cutting the costs and time they take to fabricate, potentially allowing them to be

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Corning to Provide Financial Update at Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference

CORNING, NY, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At today’s Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference, Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Jeffrey Evenson will provide investors with an update about the company’s expected financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Highlights of Dr. Evenson’s remarks will include:

  • Fourth-quarter sales are expected to grow 5% to 8% sequentially  
     
  • Operating margin is expected to grow at approximately double the rate of sales sequentially

Dr. Evenson will tell conference attendees, “Despite a challenging macro environment, we continue to perform well and deliver meaningful accomplishments across the company. The relevance of our capabilities and our relationships with industry leaders are creating new opportunities for us to support customers with more Corning content. We are generating top- and bottom-line growth in multiple businesses and our strategic investments are paying off. Overall, our performance demonstrates the strength of Corning’s portfolio and our ability

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DZS to Provide FTTx, 5G Technology and Market Outlook at FTTH Conference 2020

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PLANO, Texas, Dec 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DZS (NASDAQ: DZSI), a broadband access innovator and global market leader spanning fixed and mobile edge access and connected premises solutions for service providers and enterprises, today announced CTO Andrew Bender and other senior company leaders will be presenting at the FTTH Virtual Conference 2020 on 2 December, 2020. These DZS executives and other experts from the FTTH and 5G ecosystem will share timely perspectives on current FTTx innovation, its impact on the acceleration of 5G deployments, and a market outlook across these technologies in Europe and beyond. The FTTH Conference has distinguished itself as one of the world’s largest meeting places for broadband stakeholders, bringing together technology and regulatory experts and investors to discuss and debate all aspects

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Prop 22 should influence states to provide benefits to gig-workers

  • Californians across the political spectrum voted to pass Proposition 22, affirming the importance of flexible work and the need to include new benefits and protections for gig-workers.
  • It is time to push forward, focused on better, permanent, collaborative solutions for millions of workers across the country.
  • Tony Xu is the co-founder and CEO of DoorDash.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

2020 has been a year of enormous upheaval. So many of the decisions we faced have been incredibly consequential, shaping the kind of future we want for this country. In one of those decisions, voters in California chose to embrace a new future for work in a decision that has taken on even greater importance in light of our nation’s present challenges.

By passing Proposition 22 with 58% of the vote, Californians affirmed the importance

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New technology can provide immunization against infectious diseases

A single-use, self-administered microneedle technology developed by UConn faculty to provide immunization against infectious diseases has recently been validated by preclinical research trials.

Recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the development and preclinical testing of the microneedle patches was reported by UConn researchers in the lab of Thanh Nguyen, assistant professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

The concept of a single-injection vaccine, which is recognized as a preferable vaccination approach by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been investigated for many years.

Previous efforts to create such a single-injection vaccine include a technology called SEAL (StampEd Assembly of Polymer Layer), developed in 2017 by Nguyen, to create single-injection vaccine microparticles which can deliver vaccines after several defined periods, simulating multiple bolus injections.

However, these microparticles require a large needle for the injection. Additionally, there is also a

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Sutro Biopharma to Host a Virtual KOL Event to Provide Clinical Update on Antibody-Drug Conjugate STRO-002 in Ovarian Cancer

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sutro Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRO), a clinical-stage drug discovery, development and manufacturing company focused on the application of precise protein engineering and rational design to create next-generation cancer and autoimmune therapeutics,  announced today that it will host a live webcast event to provide a clinical update from the company’s ongoing dose escalation Phase 1 study of STRO-002, a folate receptor alpha (FolRα) targeting antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), for patients with ovarian cancer. The results presented will follow-up on previously presented data, based on a new data cut-off date of Oct. 30, 2020. The company will also give an update on the program expansion cohorts in ovarian and endometrial cancer. The virtual KOL Discussion of STRO-002 Data will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at 5pm ET / 2pm PT.

The data will be presented and discussed by

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AI tool could help clinicians provide more effective COVID-19 intervention — ScienceDaily

With communities across the nation experiencing a wave of COVID-19 infections, clinicians need effective tools that will enable them to aggressively and accurately treat each patient based on their specific disease presentation, health history, and medical risks.

In research recently published online in Medical Image Analysis, a team of engineers demonstrated how a new algorithm they developed was able to successfully predict whether or not a COVID-19 patient would need ICU intervention. This artificial intelligence-based approach could be a valuable tool in determining a proper course of treatment for individual patients.

The research team, led by Pingkun Yan, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, developed this method by combining chest computed tomography (CT) images that assess the severity of a patient’s lung infection with non-imaging data, such as demographic information, vital signs, and laboratory blood test results. By combining these data points, the algorithm is

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A better understanding of iceberg melting and lake ice formation could provide new indicators of climate change. — ScienceDaily

Eric Hester has spent the last three years chasing icebergs. A mathematics graduate student at the University of Sydney in Australia, Hester and researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts are studying how the shape of an iceberg shapes the way it melts.

“Ice deforms as it melts,” said physical oceanographer Claudia Cenedese, who has worked with Hester on the project. “It makes these very weird shapes, especially on the bottom, like the way the wind shapes a mountain on a longer time scale.”

At the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics, Hester presented results from his group’s experiments aimed at understanding how melting alters the face-changing boundary of a shrinking iceberg — and how those alterations in turn affect the melting.

The dynamics of iceberg melt is missing from most climate models, Cendese said. Including them could help with prediction: icebergs pump

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Single-cell technique could provide women’s ‘egg health’ indicators — ScienceDaily

Using the power of single-cell analysis, researchers at the Babraham Institute have assessed the effects of age on egg cells (oocytes) in mice, particularly looking to identify genomic and epigenetic factors that relate to reduced developmental competence. The knowledge uncovered by this research provides new insights into the mechanisms underlying egg quality and is relevant to the development of techniques to assess the quality of human egg cells, an area of growing importance as the use of fertility treatments increases. The research is published today in the journal Aging Cell.

The most recent results by the UK’s Office of National Statistics report that for the 10th consecutive year, the average age of mothers in England and Wales increased to 30.6 years*. Trends indicate that women are choosing to delay the decision to have children with the number of children born to women aged 40 or above steadily increasing since

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