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Technology. Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy at the palm of your hand.


NIR spectroscopy has been known for decades but until SCiO, has only been used in labs or factories. We created SCiO to bring this powerful technology to everyone. We used technologies developed for cell-phone cameras and optical communications devices to dramatically reduce the cost and size of NIR spectroscopy systems. It took us three years and the effort of many talented engineers and scientists to bring you SCiO.Read more. Untitled. Foldable Mini-Spectrometer. As seen and available at the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Hall of Science, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) The Public Lab Foldable Mini-Spectrometer folds up in minutes to transform your smartphone into a compact, simple, yet powerful experimental tool -- a visible/near-infrared spectrometer, also known as a spectroscope or spectrophotometer.

Foldable Mini-Spectrometer

This kit comes die-cut from thick, light-blocking black card stock and includes a DVD (used as a diffraction grating), a custom fit collimation slit, along with complete instructions for assembly (and downloadable design files), attachment to your phone or webcam, and calibration to take and share accurate spectra through Spectral Workbench. Just add glue or tape! For a more rigid, robust tool, try the Desktop Spectrometry Kit, which plugs into your computer with a USB cable, or the Smartphone Spectrometer, which is made from rigid, injection-molded plastic (perfect for carrying around in your backpack!).

Turn Your Phone Into a Spectrometer — For Free! Our world is filled with different light sources: fluorescent office lights, sodium street lamps, and bright neon lights to name a few.

Turn Your Phone Into a Spectrometer — For Free!

World's first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything. SCiO is a new gadget that instantly measures the molecular fingerprint of just about anything you see, and it fits in your pocket.

World's first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything

Want to know the alcohol content of that beer you’re about to slurp down or how many grams of sugar are in your apple? This mini spectrometer will tell you. Equipped with some of the capabilities of large, heavy laboratory spectrometers, but built around the kind of optics used in cell phone cameras, the SCiO measures the light reflected off any given object, breaks down its spectrum, and then sends that information to the cloud. Consumer Physics‘ unique algorithms immediately interpret the resulting data and the results show up on your cell phone within 5 seconds on a 3G connection. Designed to empower you with knowledge of your environment, medicine, food, and a near-infinite number of things, the SCiO will also allow you to participate in building the world’s first database of matter. The product’s genius is (partially) in its built-in perpetuity. Ciência - Jipe-robô investiga composição do solo no interior paulista - 16/12.

"Se a Nasa mandou um equipamento desses para Marte, não vejo por que a gente não conseguiria fazer trabalho de campo com ele aqui na Terra.

Ciência - Jipe-robô investiga composição do solo no interior paulista - 16/12

Com certeza vai ser menos complexo, até porque não vamos precisar protegê-lo do impacto do pouso. " Em essência, esse é o plano da física Débora Milori e de seus colegas da Embrapa Instrumentação e da USP de São Carlos: criar um análogo do "rover" (jipe robótico) Curiosity, dotado do mesmo equipamento que a Nasa usa para analisar as rochas marcianas em busca de sinais químicos favoráveis à vida. Um protótipo em miniatura, medindo menos de um metro, já foi testado com sucesso pela equipe, carregando uma versão do aparato de análises químicas a laser, cujo objetivo será estudar as propriedades dos solos terráqueos -daí o interesse da Embrapa em desenvolver esse tipo de aparelho.

O plano, agora, é refinar o sistema laser e criar uma versão mais robusta do "rover", capaz de explorar o chão das fazendas. Label-free biodetection using a smartphone - Lab on a Chip. MicroPHAZIR* Rx Handheld Raw Material Identification ­ Thermo Scientific. Custom Manufacturing, Engineering Services Offered. Microspectrophotometer Acquires Data From Multiple Techniques. OSI Optoelectronics. Biofotonica - The Wizard Tecnology. Handheld NIR Spectrometers ­ Thermo Scientific. Portable Raman Analyzers. Real-Time Analyzers offers several portable Raman analyzers that can be run with an embedded computer or with an external computer such as a laptop.

Portable Raman Analyzers

At the heart of of each system is a rugged FT-Raman interferometer that provides constant spectral resolution throughout the spectrum and precise wavelength assignment of detected peaks which is necessary for accurate library searches or quantitative measurements using chemometrics. Designed to meet military specifications the systems will accommodate the most demanding field conditions of vibration, temperature, and shock. The portable systems are light weight and will operate reliably even in adverse weather conditions. All systems incorporate an excitation laser emitting at 1064 nm which offers the highest level of fluorescence avoidance for the greatest flexibility in sampling.

Dr. Marino Müller AG: Mobile and Lab Instruments List. IPhone Urinalysis Draws First FDA Inquiry of Medical Apps. An iPhone application that lets users check levels of blood, protein and other substances in their urine is the first target of U.S. regulators seeking boundaries in a burgeoning industry for medical diagnosis on-the-go. Biosense Technologies Private Ltd.’s uChek system isn’t cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and the agency said it wants to know why not, in a first-of-its-kind letter to a maker of a mobile-device application. The app relies on users, such as diabetics checking their glucose, to dip test strips in urine and use the smartphone’s camera to allow the system to processes and generate automated results.

Enlarge image IPhone Urinalysis Draws First FDA Inquiry of Unregulated Apps The Food and Drug Administration has said it wants stricter rules for apps that directly diagnose or treat conditions, proposing in 2011 to apply similar quality standards as for heart stents, ultrasound machines and other medical devices. “We intend to work very closely with the U.S.