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Weekend Wire 5/15/21: Scientists Control Mice With LEDs, Temple Theater Program Plans Sets With Projection Mapping

In this Weekend Wire: Scientists create device to control neural circuits in mice using LEDs, Temple University’s Theater Department uses projection mapping to plan stage sets, SnapAV submits proposal for public offering, and Prolight + Sound Shanghai (PLSS) will no longer take place as a stand-alone trade show.

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SnapAV Announces Confidential Submission Of Draft Registration Statement For Proposed Initial Public Offering
SnapAV announced that its parent company has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Prolight + Sound Shanghai To Be Withdrawn From The Trade Fair Calendar
Due to a drop in international demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Prolight + Sound Shanghai (PLSS) will no longer take place as a stand-alone trade fair.

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Scientists Remotely Controlled The Social Behavior Of Mice With Light
Implantable optogenetic arrays allow scientists to simultaneously control four different neural circuits in mice, thanks to LEDs that emit four hues — blue, green, yellow and red — instead of just one.
By Charles Q. Choi
Source: Science News

A New Way To Design Plays
A recently acquired projection mapping system helps actors and crews in Temple’s Theater Department ‘see’ their sets before they’re built.
By Dutch Godshalk
Source: Temple Now

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Integrated Systems Europe 2021
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Networked AV Power Hour: Introduction To AV Over IP by AVIXA
This webinar introduces AV and IT concepts that are fundamental in the design, deployment, and operation of AV over IP solutions. May 18, 1:00pm EDT.

Smart Buildings Power Hour: BLM & Digital Twin by AVIXA
Join the May Power Hour to learn how to understand the latest challenges in BIM, including “Connected BIM,” and discover how digital twin platforms differ and how we can leverage digital twin technology for planning better integration solutions. May 19, 1:00pm EDT.

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