News Blog: February 2014

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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