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Global Military Spending Increase Fuels Expansion of Tactical Lasers

Posted by Jeff Schmerker on Nov 16, 2017 11:45:00 AM

pexels-photo-206881.jpegAs the U.S. military moves against entrenched ISIS targets around the world, their forces are increasingly relying on laser guided munitions. Just this month, the U.S. military conducted two airstrikes against Islamic State members in Somalia—the first such action there—using drones, which are almost always fitted with laser-guided munitions.

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Topics: Photonics

Gut Health” Relies on Prebiotics As Much As Probiotics

Posted by Jeff Schmerker on Nov 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

muesli-breakfast-food-cornflakes.jpegFar from something to be avoided, bacteria can be embraced in some cases, and the microscopic critters living in your intestines can tell a lot about your probability of contracting diabetes, obesity, depression and colon cancer, doctors say.

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Topics: Food and Beverage

Vehicle Head-up Displays Enter New Era – Facing Stiff Competition

Posted by Jeff Schmerker on Nov 1, 2017 12:45:00 PM

pexels-photo-193998.jpegDrivers of luxury cars and SUVs have for years enjoyed the benefits of head-up displays, where information is projected on to the lower part of the windshield, close to the driver’s line of vision. Premium brands like Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes and BMW often have head-up displays as standard equipment, but now the units are popping up as options in more affordable cars like the Mazda3, the Mini Cooper, the Ford Shelby and the Toyota Prius.

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Topics: Semiconductor Manufacturing

Healthcare & Clean Water Drive Water-Soluble Polymer Markets

Posted by Jeff Schmerker on Oct 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

pexels-photo-416528.jpegWhile the water-soluble polymer markets have become saturated in the United States, the expansion in the healthcare field is expected to lead to new avenues for domestic growth in coming years.

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Topics: Advanced Materials