Airport Security’s New Line of Defense

Airport Security’s New Line of Defense

What are the dirtiest, most contaminated objects in an airport? You might immediately picture the bathrooms or door handles, but you’d be wrong. The answer is the plastic bins at security checkpoints where we all place our phones and shoes. Those bins typically carry...
Pulsed Light: The Energy of a Thousand Suns

Pulsed Light: The Energy of a Thousand Suns

If you’ve ever wondered how Pulsed Light can do things like sterilize equipment and kill the novel coronavirus, the answer was summed up recently by XENON’s VP of Operations and lead scientist, Dr. Saad Ahmed, when interviewed by a Boston TV station. As he put it,...
Pulsed Light and the New “Normal”

Pulsed Light and the New “Normal”

We’re all looking for good news these days. As I write this blog, the worldwide effort to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 infections is beginning to succeed. Some states in the U.S. are cautiously opening up certain businesses. We can begin to see light at the end of...
Can Pulsed Light Kill the Coronavirus?

Can Pulsed Light Kill the Coronavirus?

I had planned on writing about a different subject this month, but XENON’s management asked me to set aside our usual blog and write about the new coronavirus, which causes the potentially deadly disease known as COVID-19. According to the World Health Organization,...
Pulsed Light: Making History in Food Safety

Pulsed Light: Making History in Food Safety

When you sit down for dinner at home or in a restaurant, do you worry if your food is safe? Neither do I. In modern societies, it’s easy to take food safety for granted. But a look back in history reminds us that it wasn’t always that way. Just a few hundred years...