Aquaponics systems combine fish farming with plant cultivation, requiring careful monitoring of system parameters. In this video, we discover how spectroscopy and chemical sensing techniques measure oxygen and pH levels, nutrient concentration and lighting output.

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In this video, we simulated an oil spill to demonstrate how oil exhibits LED-induced fluorescence characteristics that are easily measured using modular spectroscopy. Robust systems can be configured to monitor the land, air and sea continuously and remotely.

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The Schematic View of OceanView software manages each step of your experiment. This month: monitoring an aquaponics system.

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"We are what we eat," as the adage goes. But how often do we consider where our food comes from and whether it's authentic or even safe? In this example, we discover how the Flame-NIR spectrometer measures reflectance to identify the variety and sweetness of apples.  

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Teaching labs require rugged, simple to use instruments that engage students and meet the challenges of rigorous budget requirements. Miniature modular spectrometers and accessories are readily accessible and offer tremendous flexibility at great value.

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First Person Science: Our Dynamic Duo

Our trade show team shares its thoughts on how scientists inspire us and why exhibitions are as relevant as ever.

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BiOS 2016
San Francisco, CA, USA
February 13 - 14, 2016

From protein fluorescence to DNA absorbance, modular spectroscopy offers a powerful analytical tool for life sciences applications. As this video demonstrates, a high-sensitivity spectrometer like the QE Pro is a great option to characterize protein folding.

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In this video, we examine how spectroscopy is used to detect specific polymers within a mixed stream of plastic materials, making it simpler and more efficient to sort the materials for recycling. Similar techniques can be applied for real-time quality control.

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Photonics West 2016
San Francisco, CA, USA
February 16 - 18, 2016

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March 6 - 10, 2016

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Brussels, Belgium
April 5 6, 2016


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