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News Blog: 2013

Posted: 12 September 2013

A new coating, derived from a protein in squid skin, and active within the NIR region has potential to hide material from infrared imaging cameras.

Posted: 6 September 2013

The phenolic composition of grape seeds can predict the taste of any subsequent wine, but can NIR spectroscopy predict the phenolic composition of grape seeds?

Tagged: food
Posted: 12 July 2013

Italian chemists have used NIR spectroscopy to make sure that their egg pasta does definitely contain eggs.

Tagged: food
Posted: 28 June 2013

US scientists investigate whether NIR spectroscopy can detect contamination of conventional crop seed by genetically-modified varieties.

Tagged: agriculture
Posted: 31 May 2013

Japanese researchers have shown that NIR spectroscopy can detect impaired brain activity in autistic children trying to infer the mental states of others.

Tagged: medical
Posted: 28 May 2013

Canadian chemical engineers have developed statistical models that continuously update themselves based on the latest NIR spectral data.

Tagged: industrial
Posted: 26 May 2013

A pilot study using NIR spectroscopy to monitor brain activity shows that driving while talking on a hands-free cellular device leads to more driving errors than driving alone.

Tagged: medical
Posted: 23 May 2013

NIR spectroscopy can classify cheese according to the diet of the cows that supplied the milk, say French scientists.

Tagged: food
Posted: 16 May 2013

NIR spectroscopy can offer an effective way to determine whether or not microbial growth media has gone past its 'best before' date.

Tagged: pharmaceutical
Posted: 26 April 2013

A team of scientists from Thailand has tried using NIR spectroscopy to detect infection of rice grains by toxin-producing species of fungi, but with mixed results.

Tagged: food


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