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Tucson tech: Mining tech firm carving niche in fatigue detection

Tucson tech: Mining tech firm carving niche in fatigue detection

Guardvant's technology monitors driver awareness, detecting if they fall asleep at the wheel of a large truck such as this one at Codelco's Andine Mine. An alarm would be sounded to awaken them.

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Tucson tech: Mining tech firm carving niche in fatigue detection

Tucson tech: Mining tech firm carving niche in fatigue detection

Falling asleep at work is never a good thing.

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Tucson tech: Mining tech firm carving niche in fatigue detection

Tucson tech: Mining tech firm carving niche in fatigue detection

Guardvant's proximity awareness system features a cockpit camera display and uses radar and GPS to pinpoint hazards.

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Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

AdValue Photonics award-winning laser is made of optical fiber such as the one pictured above. The company uses glass fiber impregnated with the element thulium to give the glass special properties.

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Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention," R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Awards have for nearly 50 years honored game-changing technologies, from the flashcube (1965) to high-definition television (1998).

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Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Marcus Smith, a glass technician with AdValue Photonics, drills a hole into a block of glass. The optics company won an R&D 100 award for a special fiber-optic laser that is the first of its kind to operate in the mid-infrared wavelength of 2 microns.

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