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Posted: 16 April 2014

Büchi Labortechnik AG has acquired all shares of NIR-Online GmbH.

Posted: 7 April 2014

By monitoring blood flow in the brains of six climbers scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, German medical researchers have identified a possible way to prevent the headaches that are a common feature of altitude sickness. This work appears in the latest issue of JNIRS—Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy.

Tagged: medical
Posted: 28 March 2014

Good news for analytical scientists who like their ale: food scientists from Italy and Denmark have shown that Fourier transform NIR spectroscopy can be used to monitor beer fermentation.

Tagged: food
Posted: 21 March 2014

By producing NIR hyperspectral images and then projecting them on the ground, two Norwegian scientists have come up with a novel technique for identifying tiny bone fragments on complex surfaces such as forest floors.

Tagged: forensics
Posted: 24 February 2014

12 students have been awarded support under the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program for NIR projects.

Posted: 21 February 2014

NIR spectroscopy offers a practical way to monitor the temperature of machine parts made from nylon, say US chemists.

Tagged: industrial
Posted: 17 February 2014

Nominations are now being invited by the International Council of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) for the 2014 Tomas Hirschfeld Award. This award, sponsored by Büchi Labortechnik AG, Switzerland, is made in recognition of contributions to the enhancement of near infrared spectroscopy. It is made on the basis of excellence in research conducted by a scientist of international standing.

Posted: 14 February 2014

Belgium scientists have discovered why NIR models made from artificial mixtures of grass species are not very good at determining the species present in real grass samples.

Tagged: environment
Posted: 11 February 2014

Researchers at the University of Toronto have used functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to show that a reward given for telling the truth gives people greater satisfaction than the same reward given for deceit.

Tagged: medical
Posted: 11 February 2014

Combined MRI/NIR spectroscopy may benefit women whose mammogram showed an abnormality and requires further testing to rule out cancer.

Tagged: medical

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