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    Lasers bring technology to artisan watch crystal engraving

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    EPFL project creates 3D structures within sapphire glass materials.

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    COVID Vaccine Rollout Pits Fairness against Speed

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    Emergency physician Leana Wen says we must balance prioritizing those who most “deserve” a vaccine with getting people vaccinated quickly...

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    Extreme UV Created from White Light

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    A method of modifying the spectral width of extreme ultraviolet light (EUV) has been developed by researchers at the Max...

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    Miniaturization of Optical Components Enables Atom Cooling

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    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers miniaturized the optical components necessary for atom cooling, achieving a step toward...

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    Fraunhofer ILT and Cronimet Ferroleg develop laser scrap metal sorter

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    German Government-funded “PLUS” project yields sensor that boosts efficiency of metal recycling.

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    Some Ecological Damage from Trump's Rushed Border Wall Could Be Repaired

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    Conservationists urge Biden to dismantle it quickly, especially in key habitats -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Setting COVID-19 Research Priorities

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    Sensors could help address many pandemic-related challenges. A team in Australia wants to pinpoint where the technology could have the...

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    Laser Signal Transmission Bypasses Atmospheric Distortion

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    Researchers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and the University of Western Australia (UWA) claimed a world...

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    Ushio Europe’s German Lighting Business to Merge with Sister Company

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    Ushio Europe’s German business, Ushio Deutschland GmbH, is merging with BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, its sister company and a...

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    John Bowers to Serve as Acting Executive Director at AIM

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    John Bowers, AIM Photonics’ deputy CEO and a distinguished professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will serve as...

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    IDEX Health & Science Launches New Intuitive™ Torque Limiting Fitting System

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    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For further information, please contact: E-mail: IHSMarketing@idexcorp.com Rohnert Park, California, January 22, 2021 - IDEX...

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    Forever Chemicals Are Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water

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    Experts hope that with the incoming Biden administration, the federal government will finally regulate a class of chemicals known as...

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    Machine Vision, Artificial Nose Combine to Monitor Cooked Chicken

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    Skoltech (Russia) scientists are working to combine machine vision with an artificial nose to ensure the proper level of doneness...

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    ALLS Laboratory at INRS Joins LaserNetUS

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    The Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) laboratory of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has received more than...

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    LMI Technologies Names Mark Radford CEO

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    LMI Technologies announced that Mark Radford, who currently serves as the company’s chief operating officer, will succeed Terry Arden as...

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    COVID Can Cause Forgetfulness, Psychosis, Mania or a Stutter

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    The virus induces neurological symptoms that persist long after the pandemic ends -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Nearly Dissipationless Current Achieved Through Light-Induced Switch

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    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, along with collaborators from Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of...

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    EV Group Opens Customer Training Facility

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    EVG (EV Group), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology, and semiconductor markets, has launched...

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    Covid update: 21 January 2021

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    A round up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

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    ASML smashes sales record after shipping 100th EUV system

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    Lithography giant expects further growth this year, as chip makers invest in production capacity.

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    Orbital Systems project aims to boost optical space comms

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    French partners Cailabs, Onera, and CNES to develop, evaluate atmospheric turbulence compensation module.

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    The Second-Generation COVID Vaccines Are Coming

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    After Pfizer and Moderna, a slew of other candidates could fill gaps in efficacy, production or distribution -- Read more on...

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    NASA Ends Efforts to Deploy Mars InSight's 'Mole'

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    After two years of futile struggles to penetrate surprisingly sticky soil, the heat probe’s demise leaves large gaps in our...

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    CAPPA Launches EU Research Project

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    Munster Technological University (Ireland) has launched a €7 million, EU-funded research project called PASSEPARTOUT at its Centre for Advanced Photonics...

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    Rare Earth Ions Drive Ultrafast Quantum Computing

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    Scientists at Estonia’s Institute of Physics at the University of Tartu are using rare earth ions as qubits in their...

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    Denso joins forces with Aeva for auto lidar commercialization

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    Major automotive component supplier sees frequency modulation approach as ‘missing link’ for future autonomous vehicles.

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    3D imaging with LEDs and smartphone points to simpler machine vision

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    University of Strathclyde project creates images without complex synchronizing of camera and lighting.

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    A Tiny, Laser-Wielding Surgical Robot

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    Laser-steering microrobot could be integrated with endoscopic tools to improve minimally invasive surgeries.

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    DZS Acquires Optelian

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    DZS has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Optelian, an optical networking company based in Ottawa, Ontario, and its portfolio...

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    Raman spectroscopy offers improved diagnosis of oral cancer

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    Hamburg project develops platform able to distinguish malignant from non-malignant tissue.

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    Lumentum to Acquire Coherent Inc.

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    Laser and optical fiber developer and manufacturer Lumentum is acquiring laser manufacturer Coherent in a transaction worth $5.7 billion. The...

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    Finding answers in the blood

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    Blood tests are vital in the diagnosis of many conditions, especially where anemia and other blood disorders are common —...

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    VON ARDENNE Group Adds Chief Sales Officer

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    The VON ARDENNE Group, a developer and manufacturer of industrial equipment for vacuum coatings for materials including glass, wafers, and...

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    MEMS Resonator Based on Gallium Nitride Maintains Stability at High Temperature

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    A MEMS resonator that achieves operational stability under high temperatures by regulating the strain of imparted heat from gallium nitride...

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    Nanotec Adds to Management Team

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    Nanotec Electronic GmbH and Co. KG, a manufacturer of motors and controllers for industrial automation and medical engineering applications, named...

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    UK partners developing optical magnetometers to test electric vehicle batteries

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    CPI and Kelvin Nanotech in £5.4M project for quantum sensors to detect magnetic field given off by healthy lithium cells.

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    Lumentum and Coherent merger to create photonics industry giant

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    Two of the most recognized names in the photonics sector set to join forces in $5.7BN deal.

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    Electrical Brain Stimulation May Alleviate Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

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    Noninvasive electrical zaps, tuned specifically to individual brain-activity patterns, appear to reduce checking, hoarding and other compulsions for up to...

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    Danish group launches €3 million quantum communication project

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    CryptQ consortium to develop fiber laser-based secure optical networking system over the next three years.

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    ORC-Zepler: Si-photonics showcase reports ‘dramatic advances’

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    £6 million program, led by Graham Reed, has overcome significant R&D challenges for industry-compatible technology.

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    Vaccines Need Not Completely Stop COVID Transmission to Curb the Pandemic

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    Lessons from other viruses show that even if vaccines don’t completely stop disease spread, they can still successfully contain it...

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    Investment Firm Acquires Electron Microscopy Sciences

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    Inverness Graham Investments, a private investment firm focused on innovative tech-enabled manufacturing, acquired Electron Microscopy Sciences, a manufacturer and distributor...

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    LED Lighting Enables 3D Imaging Via Smartphone

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    Strathclyde University researchers have shown that dynamically controlled LED room lighting enabled 3D imaging with consumer-grade digital cameras. In a...

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    Sculpted Light Controls Chemical Catalysts

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    Material scientists at Stanford University have developed a method to exert control over catalysts using light and advanced fabrication and...

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    Telescopes on Far Side of the Moon Could Illuminate the Cosmic Dark Ages

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    Instruments deployed on missions to the lunar far side might give us an unprecedented view of the early universe --...

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    US Customs and Border Protection Awarding FLIR up to $23M for Surveillance Tech

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    FLIR Systems is a recipient of at least $23 million in awards from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency....

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    HORIBA Europe Names Robert Plank President

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    Horiba has appointed Robert Plank as president of HORIBA Europe GmbH. He is also responsible for the process and environmental,...

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    EXFO Announces Election of Directors

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    EXFO has elected six nominees listed in the management proxy circular for the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders as directors...

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    JAI Opens Production Facility in Singapore

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    Industrial line-scan and area-scan camera manufacturer JAI opened its new office and production facility in Singapore. The company also operates...

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    TeraView’s 6G Technology Receives Investment from UK

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    Teraview, a developer of terahertz light-based solutions, received £191 million in development funding from the Sustainable Innovation Fund with Innovate...

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    A3 Appoints Two to VP Positions

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    The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) promoted James Hamilton to vice president of sales and Robert Huschka to vice president...

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    Researchers refine laser method to 3-D print delicate glass parts

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    Fresnel Institute process avoids layering limitations by using laser to polymerize precursor into solid glass.

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    Mysterious Heat Spikes inside Cells Are Probed with Tiny Diamonds

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    A new type of sensor may help solve a puzzling cellular phenomenon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Perovskite Solar Cells Turn Up the Heat

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    The natural molecule that imbues chili peppers with their spice could improve the stability and efficiency of perovskite photovoltaics.

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    FLIR bags $23M in orders from US Customs and Border Protection

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    Surveillance vehicles equipped with twin infrared imagers and laser rangefinder account for a major chunk of the latest award.

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    Lockheed Martin delivers HELIOS laser system to US Navy

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    US Navy has recently demonstrated above 60kW output power based on multiple kilowatt fiber lasers.

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    The World's Oldest Animal Paintings Are on This Cave Wall

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    Depictions of pigs found in Indonesia date back at least 45,500 years -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Earth's Biodiversity Bursts Do Not Follow Expected Pattern

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    Life’s great radiations do not always line up with mass extinctions, a new study shows -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Should We Change COVID Vaccine Doses to Reach More People? What the Data Say

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    Scientists are debating whether to delay, skip or halve doses. But untested tweaks could shake public confidence -- Read more...

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    Research Applies Raman Spectroscopy to Oral Cancer Diagnostics

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    According to research from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Raman spectroscopy may provide early detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma....

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    Seed Funding Announced for Dutch Optical Spectroscopy Startup

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    Eindhoven University of Technology spinoff MantiSpectra, an optical technology startup, is receiving seed capital funding from PhotonDelta and Innovation Industries....

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    Robotically Controlled Laser May Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery

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    Robotic engineers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a microrobot designed to steer...

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    Merger back on as Cisco and Acacia agree higher price

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    Networking giant will now pay $4.5BN for the silicon photonics company, up from the $2.6BN agreed in 2019.

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    Covid update: 14 January 2021

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    A round-up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

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    NASA Says 2020 Tied for Hottest Year on Record

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    Meanwhile NOAA put the year just behind 2016 in the charts, but it was remarkably hot by either agency’s measure...

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    Imaging at Atomic Length and Time Scales

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    Tabletop chirped-pulse laser amplification setup can generate high-flux hard X-rays.

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    57 Earn SPIE Fellowships in 2021

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    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, announced 57 members as fellows of the society for 2021. Fellows are...

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    Eye Care, Laser Technology, and Imaging Modules Among 2021 Prism Award Finalists

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    Six biophotonics technologies that enhance retinal imaging, disease diagnosis, and surgical precision are among the 30 finalists SPIE has selected...

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    Intel’s Mobileye outlines auto lidar plan

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    Tech giant’s driver assistance systems subsidiary looks to adopt chip-scale FMCW alternative by 2025.

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    Multimode visualization assists endoscopic procedures

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    Karl Storz platform allows clinicians to switch viewing modes to suit surgical needs.

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    SPIE announces its 2021 society awards

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    21 recipients represent achievements across wide range of light-based sciences and key advances made with these technologies.

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    Moonrise project tests 3D printing on lunar rover prototype

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    LZH research concludes with laser system mounted on arm of lunar vehicle test-bed.

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    COVID Is on Track to Become the U.S.'s Leading Cause of Death–Yet Again

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    This winter the novel coronavirus may kill more people than heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s or diabetes -- Read more...

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    Laser-Based Method Enables 3D-Printed Glass with Intricate Detail

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    A laser-powered polymerization process for 3D-printing applications overcomes the need to build a 3D-printed object one layer at a time....

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    SERS Chip Senses Near the Quantum Limit

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    University at Buffalo researchers have developed a chemical sensing chip that boasts a range of potential applications, from the detection...

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    Virtual CES 2021 showcases technologies ‘for a better future’

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    optics.org samples a selection of photonics-based innovations presented this week.

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    Dire Wolves Were Not Really Wolves, New Genetic Clues Reveal

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    The extinct giant canids were a remarkable example of convergent evolution -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Quantum Keys Sent Along Fiber and Into Space

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    Chinese integrated QKD network encrypts messages over thousands of kilometers.

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    SPIE Announces 2021 Awards

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    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, announced the recipients of its annual awards. In honor of transformative achievements...

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    On Climate, Biden Must Do More Than Undo Trump's Damage

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    The new administration cannot just go back to the future on carbon emissions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    To Control COVID, Biden Needs to Marshal Federal Resources–and Change Attitudes

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    The incoming U.S. president must help skeptics see benefits in masks and persuade Congress to spend more money on testing and...

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    Claims and counterclaims as Acacia looks to call off Cisco merger

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    Maker of silicon photonics components believes it is now worth more than the $2.6BN agreed by the two firms in...

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    Climate Deniers Shift Tactics to 'Inactivism'

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    Fossil fuel interests are trying to blame climate change on individuals while also sowing division, says Michael Mann, one of...

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    Salvo Technologies Acquires Arrow Thin Films Inc.

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    Technology-based holding company Salvo Technologies announced its acquisition of Arrow Thin Films, a manufacturer of high laser-damage threshold coatings, laser...

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    Microcombs Enable Neuromorphic Processor

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    Researchers have developed and demonstrated what they claim to be the fastest and most powerful neuromorphic processor in the world....

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    Retinomorphic Sensors Detect Motion Like Mammals Do

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    A retinomorphic optical sensor, featuring an ultrathin perovskite semiconductor layering, has demonstrated the ability to perceive changes to its visual...

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    ZEISS, MPFI to Collaborate on Brain Imaging

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    A collaboration between ZEISS and Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) for Neuroscience aims to increase resolution and signal-to-noise in the...

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    Sensor Design Grants New Life to Damaged Optical Fibers

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    An international collaboration has found new use for damaged optical fibers, in measuring magnetic fields. Researchers have developed a sensor...

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    Light-Powered Matrix Multiplications Fuel Processing Capabilities

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    Through an international collaboration, researchers from the University of Münster have developed photonic processors that combine processing and data storage...

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    Researchers suppress optical back reflections, promising improved signals

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    “Noise-cancelling” principle adapted by team from Max Planck Institute, Imperial College London, and UK's NPL.

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    The 'Shared Psychosis' of Donald Trump and His Loyalists

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    Forensic psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee explains the outgoing president’s pathological appeal and how to wean people from it -- Read...

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    Brown Tree Snakes Twist Themselves into 'Lassos' to Climb

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    The reptiles scale trees with a technique never before observed in any snake -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Deep Learning-Designed Network Shapes Light Pulse

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    UCLA researchers developed a method to shape light pulses by creating physical networks composed of specially engineered photonic layers. Networks...

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    Optogenetics Approach Delivers Precision Necessary to Study Bacteria in the Gut

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    Researchers in Texas have succeeded in effectively turning gut bacteria inside the intestines of worms “on” and “off” by applying...

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    Optical chip on a card to detect Covid-19 antibodies ‘in a minute’

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    Rochester team says new diagnostic platform could be a valuable clinical tool for detecting exposure to multiple viruses.

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    Delphon Names Montano President

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    Delphon named Joseph Montano president, where he will report directly to CEO Jeanne Beacham. Most recently, Montano served as senior...

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    IPG Adds Two to Board of Directors

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    IPG Photonics appointed Jeanmarie Desmond and Natalia Pavlova to its board of directors, effective Jan. 7. Igor Samartsev, the company’s...

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    The Best Evidence for How to Overcome COVID Vaccine Fears

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    Social science offers valuable lessons about ways to convince those who are hesitant about the shots -- Read more on...

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    A Phosphor-Free White LED

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    Researchers demonstrate a white LED based on InGaN quantum wells that can be tuned from warm white to cool white.

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    InfraTec Opens Second US Office

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    InfraTec GmbH officially announced it has opened its second office in the United States, in Atlanta. The company has also...

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    Technique Increases Effectiveness of Fluorescence Lifetime Microscopy

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    Researchers from Tokushima University have developed a method of fluorescence lifetime microscopy that does not require mechanical scanning. The technique...

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    Third Photonics Online Meetup to Feature Job Fair, Career Panel

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    The third Photonics Online Meetup (POM) launches next week with a virtual poster session on Twitter Jan. 11, and then...

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    Dog Domestication May Have Begun because Paleo Humans Couldn't Stomach the Original Paleo Diet

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    Unable to digest large amounts of protein, hunters likely left scraps that could have led to the taming of wolves...

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    Optical Diagnostic Platform Detects Multiple Viruses

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    University of Rochester researchers are developing an optical chip on a disposable card that is capable of detecting exposure to...

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    Novel source to beat blue ‘bottleneck’ in OLED displays

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    Researchers in Japan achieve breakthrough with new combination of emitter molecules.

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    Aeva adds $200M to listing fund

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    Lidar-on-a-chip firm founded by Apple engineers now expects $560M from merger and listing plan.

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    ADRIFT technique boosts sensitivity of live cell imaging

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    University of Tokyo project improves dynamic range of existing phase shift method.

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    Can Free Community College Unite a Divided U.S.?

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    The incoming Biden-Harris administration wants to launch a new era in higher education that will make it open to everyone...

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    Aspen Laser Expands and Relocates Corporate HQ

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    Medical device and photomedicine company Aspen Laser Systems announced the relocation and expansion of its corporate headquarters to a new...

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    Technobis Creates PhotonFirst Brand for Integrated Photonics Activities

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    Technobis announced that as of Jan. 1, its integrated photonics sensing business will operate independently as PhotonFirst. Daan Kersten will...

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    SCAMP Brings Computer Vision Closer to Natural Perception

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    Taking their cues from nature, researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Manchester are developing methods for...

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    Moiré Metasurfaces Create Wide-Range Lens

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    Researchers from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have demonstrated that moiré metalenses can tune focal length along a...

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    A Bright, Seven-Octave Light Source

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    Compact source seeded by a mid-infrared frequency comb provides simultaneous spectral coverage from ultraviolet to terahertz.

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    Titania Film Production Method Supports Industrial Production Process, Efficiency

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    Tokyo Metropolitan University researchers have achieved high-throughput production of thin, ordered, titania through-hole membranes. The method relies on anodization —...

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    Hyperfluorescent Blue OLED Points Way to Pure and Efficient Blues

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    Researchers at Kyushu University have introduced a blue light source that could lead to more efficient OLED displays, while, at...

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    Rochester Laser Lab lands $82M

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    Latest funding, awarded as part of wider fusion research program, said to safeguard 900 jobs associated with the Omega laser.

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    Teledyne lines up $8BN FLIR acquisition

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    Two of the biggest names in optical and infrared sensor technology are set to merge.

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    Basler Names Chief Commercial Officer

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    Basler AG appointed Alexander Tremme chief commercial officer, replacing former CCO John Jennings. Tremme also joins the company’s management board....

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    Titania Film Production Method Supports Industrial Manufacture Process, Efficiency

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    Tokyo Metropolitan University researchers have achieved high-throughput production of thin, ordered, titania through-hole membranes. The method relies on anodization —...

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    The best way to predict the future

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    Welcome to 2021, and all the clean-slate, fresh-start, corners-turned positivity that a new year represents. After the grueling economic, social,...

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    Nonvisible Imaging Expands Resolution, Range, Applications

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    The ability to image beyond the visible spectrum offers more than a quantitative expansion of our perceptions. It also provides...

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    Habaneros restore shine to silver nanoparticle production

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    Habanero peppers can do more than burn our mouths and make us sweaty. Their applications extend beyond the culinary world....

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    State Technical College of Missouri

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    LASER-TEC is the Center for Laser and Fiber Optics Education, founded in 2013 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and...

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    3 Questions with Nishikant ‘Nish’ Sonwalkar

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    Nishikant “Nish” Sonwalkar, founder of SunDensity and inventor of the company’s trademarked photonic smart coating (PSC) technology, was named the...

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    Clinical trial assessing Olympus laser for lithotripsy begins

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    Thulium fiber laser platform could offer more effective treatment of kidney stones.

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    New COVID Vaccines Need Absurd Amounts of Material and Labor

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    Companies are scrambling to obtain supplies for hundreds of millions of doses of a type of vaccine that has never...

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    Emerging Investigator Series – Aaron Streets

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    Lab on a Chip is very excited to introduce our most recent Emerging Investigator, Dr Aaron Streets!  Aaron received a Bachelor...

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    Teledyne to Acquire FLIR Systems

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    Teledyne Technologies Inc. is acquiring FLIR Systems, Inc. in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8 billion. Teledyne...

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    Rochester Laser Lab Receives $82M in Funding

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    The OMEGA Laser Facility at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) has received $82 million in funding...

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    Microscopy Method Seven Times More Sensitive for Live Cell Viewing

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    Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a way to increase the extent and types of information they are...

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    CARMEN Project's Multimodal Imaging to Detect Cancerous Cells Faster, More Accurately

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    A European research project called CARMEN seeks to improve the detection of cancerous cells during surgery through the use of...

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    Hamamatsu develops photonics-based semiconductor tester

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    Single unit analyzer utilizes multi-wavelength laser scanner with visible to near-infrared outputs.

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    SPIE and Photonics Media announce finalists for 2021 Prism Awards

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    This year's candidates and shortlist reflect trends in quantum, manufacturing, healthcare, smart sensing, autonomous transport.

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    A Cosmic Video Miniseries to Ponder Gravity, the Universe and Everything

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    Earthly matters got you stressed? Here is an opportunity to elevate your mind above the terrestrial din with three cosmic...

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    G&H reports successful launch of new satellite laser comms system

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    Now orbiting is the Optical Data Relay Satellite – part of Japan’s new inter-satellite network.

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    Unlocking the History of an Ancient Parchment

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    Spectroscopic and hyperspectral imaging techniques reveal context for a Jewish ritual parchment scroll.

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    LS Laser Systems and EPP Merge

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    Photonics Systems Group announced the merger of two companies, LS Laser Systems and EPP Electronic Production Partners. The companies are...

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    Molex Acquires Fiberguide Industries

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    Connectivity and electronics solutions provider Molex acquired Fiberguide Industries, the Caldwell, Idaho-based manufacturer of optical fiber solutions. The deal is...

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    Metamaterials installs ‘first’ C-Wave GTR tunable laser

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    Hübner Photonics’ source offers full coverage of visible spectrum; accelerates holographic development.

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    Imaging kit readied for dark matter mission

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    European Space Agency’s ‘Euclid’ telescope will use optical and infrared instruments to study dark matter and dark energy.

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    Explosive Charges Protect Backcountry Skiers

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    Controlled avalanches are a major safety effort during a year of outdoor activities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Exotic Animal Cafes Featuring Otters, Lizards and Owls Raise Alarms

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    The business of these cafés is growing, which could boost the illegal wildlife trade and have negative implications for wild...

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    Yaskawa Europe to Relocate Corporate HQ

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    Yaskawa Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of Yaskawa Electric Corp., a manufacturer of mechatronics and robotics solutions and supplier of motion...

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    Grants Support RIT Imaging Scientists in Waveform Lidar, Remote Sensing Projects

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    Imaging scientists at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) this month received nearly $400,000 in grants to support three projects...

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    ams and Precision Biomonitoring to develop saliva antigen tester for Covid-19

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    Based on ams's spectral sensors and PB's virus detection capabilities to enable “swift and conclusive test results.”

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    Vuzix smart glasses win three CES 2021 Innovation Awards

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    In categories of Computer Peripherals, Portable Media Players; and Wearable Technologies.

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    New Views of Quantum Jumps Challenge Core Tenets of Physics

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