In the spirit of the Video & Photo Contest, our friends at Ocean Optics EMEA put together some commercials that should put a smile on your face. In this video, Agent 007 must bring the Jaz Spectrometer to it's rightful owner. This is a dangerous mission, and the outcome is a matter of life and death! For more information on the Ocean Optics Video and Photo Contest visit the contest website at *******www.oceanphotochallenge****. To learn more about Ocean Optics spectrometers visit *******www.oceanoptics****.
Take a walk inside the Virtual Reality environment. You can see the interaction between the Jaz Spectrometer, SpectraSuite and the changing environment. Thank you Dr. Moji Navvab and The University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning & 3D - Virtual Reality Laboratory for this cool videos! For more information of Ocean Optics Spectrometers visit *******www.oceanoptics****
RUNNER UP IN THE 2010 OCEAN OPTICS VIDEO CONTEST. Axel Emmermann and his mineral club bought the Ocean Optics USB4000 to go searching for the causes behind mineral fluorescence (successfully). In this video Axel is measuring fluorescent emission of minerals in search of their activators. For more information on Ocean Optics spectrometers, visit *******www.oceanoptics****. To learn more about the video and photo contest, visit *******www.oceanphotochallenge****
BY STEVEN SPARKMAN
ANCHOR ALISON ARCHER
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The launch of the space shuttle Endeavour might have been delayed, but when it does launch, it will carry one of the most expensive pieces of equipment ever loaded onto a shuttle. The alpha magnetic spectrometer, or AMS, is a roughly $1.5 billion machine meant to probe the origins of our universe.
A writer for CBC News gives us some perspective on the massive machine.
“Think of the instrument as a detector on the Large Hadron Collider, but instead of using a giant ring of electro-magnets to accelerate particles close to the speed of light, we let distant galaxies do it for us. In fact, the particles hitting this detector in space will have much higher energy than anything that can be produced by humans on the ground.”
While the technology in the AMS is staggeringly complex, the mission is actually pretty simple: grab and analyze every passing particle it can. A writer for Gizmodo tells us how it will work.
“The 1900kg magnet in the AMS generates a magnetic field 3000 times stronger than Earth’s. When cosmic rays are deflected by this magnet, detectors analyse the rays’ properties ... to learn more about the existence and composition of antimatter and dark matter.”
Dark matter makes up most matter in our universe, but so far physicists don’t know what it is. A writer for Space**** says the AMS might finally be able to shed some light on the dark matter mystery.
“One of the leading candidates for dark matter is a particle known as the neutralino. If neutralinos exist, when they collide with each other, they should give off a large number of high-energy anti-electrons that the [AMS] can detect.”
Finding antimatter, which should be just as common as normal matter but strangely isn’t, is another AMS mission. Professor Samuel Ting of MIT compared the search to trying to catch a particular raindrop in a storm. But he told BBC News finding even a little would mean a lot to our understanding of the universe.
“The detection in space of the same anti-particle would have a totally different meaning. ... It’s very difficult to produce them, meaning by random processes of collision between cosmic rays, it is absolutely not possible to do that to the level of our sensitivity. … Meaning if we see one anti-helium, [it] has to come from an anti-star.” (Video source: AMS-02)
The researchers have also said the AMS could find something totally unpredicted, which might be the most exciting possibility of the whole mission.
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It's back, and the prizes are even bigger this year. With over $10,000 in winnings at stake, we encourage everyone with any Ocean Optics gear to enter. The contest ends November 15, 2011, but don't wait. Enter early and often. There's no limit to the amount of times you can enter. For more information visit *******www.oceanphotochallenge****. To learn more about Ocean Optics spectrometers, visit *******www.oceanoptics****
In this lecture series, we introduce the three types of software communication with the Jaz Spectrometer. Part one discusses software terms and definitions and the Jaz Scripting Language. For information on OmniDriver and The Jaz API (Messaging Protocol) continue onto Parts two and three. For more information on the Jaz and Ocean Optics software, visit *******/www.oceanoptics****
In this lecture series, we introduce the three types of software communication with the Jaz Spectrometer. Part two discusses software development using OmniDriver. In part three, we discuss The Jaz API (Messaging Protocol) For more information on the Jaz and Ocean Optics software, visit *******www.oceanoptics****
In this lecture series, we introduce the three types of software communication with the Jaz Spectrometer. Part three discusses software communication using The Jaz API (Messaging Protocol). For more information on the Jaz and Ocean Optics software, visit *******www.oceanoptics****
Congratulations to Bill Hughes and his students at Park Forest Middle School for being our Runner-Up in the 2011 Video Contest. Bill and his students show how they need Ocean Optics equipment to help them perform Beer's Law measurements. If only they had an Ocean Optics spectrometer! For more information on Ocean Optics spectrometers visit *******oceanoptics****
Congratulations to Ocean Optics customer and friend, Axel Emmermann for being our First Runner-Up in the 2011 Video Contest In his informative video, Axel discusses the need for different slit widths for his fluorescent mineral studies. Utilizing a Jaz Spectrometer and a basic tool kit, Axel replaces his current slit with another to perform a better measurement. For more information on Jaz Spectrometers, visit *******www.oceanoptics****/products/jaz.asp
Congratulations to John Giddings of Telelumen****, Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Ocean Optics Video Contest. In his video, John completes an epic solo expedition to the summit of Mt. Fuji. The expedition was extremely difficult, both physically and logistically but after two days of climbing and a race with the sunrise, John was able to trigger the USB4000 just three minutes before Sunrise. To our knowledge, such a recording has never been made before. For more information on Ocean Optics spectrometers, visit *******oceanoptics****.
With its rapid scan rate, the Ocean FX spectrometer can detect flicker effects and fast color cycling in lighting. We investigate wavelength oscillation frequencies in fluorescent bulbs.
Learn more light flicker effects on human health at oceanopticsdotcom/lighting-effects-health/
Introducing the newest in Oxygen sensing technology from Ocean Optics. This video walks you through setting up your NeoFox system and installing the specialized software interface on your computer.
In part two of our NeoFox tutorials, we show you how to perform a two-point calibration. In this example we will be using Nitrogen as the Zero percent Oxygen standard, and room air as our second standard at 20.9% Oxygen. If you have not setup your NeoFox software, please view the first video in the series for help doing so.
A quick look at Ocean Optics' optical oxygen and pH sensors. To learn more about Ocean Optics products and applications, visit our website at www.oceanoptics****.
See our interns in action as they use the Jaz in the field and in the lab. To learn more about Ocean Optics products and applications, visit our website at www.oceanoptics****.