The PULSE

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...

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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,...

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Living in a Pulsed Light World

Living in a Pulsed Light World

It’s a cold, early morning in February and it’s been three years since the pandemic. Covid-22 is in the news now. We knew back then that we couldn’t hide away forever and as many feared, Covid-19 was not a one-time event. But we’ve gotten back to our lives, adding the...

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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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