The PULSE

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...

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Pulsed Light: What it is and What it isn’t

Pulsed Light: What it is and What it isn’t

The physical world is, for the most part, disorganized, messy, and ambiguous. One of the aims in science and technology is to try and bring some order to this chaos so that it can be systematically studied, or even consistently named. Sometimes out of such efforts...

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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,...

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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...

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Pulsed Light: Duct Tape of the Technology World

Pulsed Light: Duct Tape of the Technology World

Ever since XENON asked me to write some blogs for them, I’ve been struggling with a simple question: how do I talk about a specialized technology that’s easy to explain, but it’s not obvious why you might need or want it? You see, I’ve been writing about technology my...

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