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    The Famed Painting The Scream Holds a Hidden Message

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    Open speculation about his mental health plagued the artist Edvard Munch. In his most famous work, he left a biting...

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    Lumibird to Acquire Saab Group’s Defense Laser Rangefinder Business

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    Laser technology company Lumibird signed an agreement with Saab to acquire its defense laser rangefinder business. Saab’s laser rangefinder business,...

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    Waveguide Design Enables Transmission of Two Types of Light

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    Engineers from Vanderbilt University developed a method of simultaneously transmitting two types of optical signals across a single chip. The...

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    Underwater Fiber Optic-Based Approach Improves Earthquake, Tsunami Monitoring

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    Seismologists at Caltech developed a method for the detection of natural disasters — namely earthquakes — that leverages the capabilities...

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    Profiling Whiskeys – Pittcon

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    Profiling of whiskeys in the Lucidity miniGC shows alcohol content as well as the amount of seven other interesting compounds...

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    Column – The LCGC Blog: An Opportunity for Industrial–Academic Partnerships

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    Kevin A. Schug suggests that now is the time to fast-track industry–academic partnerships for greater sustainability.

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    Renishaw for sale after founders offer up majority stake

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    UK-based metrology company provides a variety of optical encoders, spectroscopy tools, and additive manufacturing equipment.

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    AI System Can Sniff Out Disease as Well as Dogs Do

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    Researchers are training algorithms to emulate trained dogs’ ability to detect cancer and other diseases, perhaps including COVID-19 -- Read...

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    Veeco to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities for Laser Annealing Tech

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    Veeco Instruments will expand its manufacturing capabilities in San Jose, Calif., to meet demand for advanced laser annealing technology for...

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    Mantis Shrimp Design Shrinks Hyperspectral Polarimetric Imaging

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    The ultrasensitive eyes of mantis shrimps are the inspiration behind a new kind of optical sensor that is small enough...

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    Source Mask Optimization Technique Improves Extreme UV Lithography

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    Researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences proposed a source mask...

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    Photonics Spectra Optics Conference Brings Together Industry Experts, Leading Trends

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    Following January’s Photonics Spectra Conference, Photonics Media will host the latest addition to its showcase of virtual events on April...

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    What Is Photonics?

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    Photonics is the study of light and other types of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The impact...

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    Lumibird to acquire Saab’s €10 million laser rangefinder business…

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    ...while Active Silicon is acquired by fellow UK company Solid State for £6.3 million.

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    Quidel gains Emergency Use Authorization for Covid-19 test

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    QuickVue At-Home test works using fluorescence and optics system; provides results in ten minutes.

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    A Sensitive, Low-Cost Methane Sensor

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    The use of an interband cascade light-emitting device as a light source boosts an optical gas sensor’s performance while keeping...

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    Separation of 2-Phenylbutyrophenone on Daciel’s new CHIRALPAK® IJ

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    Daicel’s CHIRALPAK® IJ gives access to an expanded range of solvents, which yields new separation not previously achievable on the...

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    Cascade laser backed for real-time nitrogen sensing in wastewater

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    $750k funding to develop infrared sensor for pollutants including nitrates and ammonia; similar detectors for E. coli may follow.

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    Zeiss BlueGuard offers improved blue light protection

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    Blocking potentially damaging wavelengths improves health and concentration.

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    Teens and Other Volunteers Help Seniors Find Scarce COVID Shots

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    Sign-up systems for vaccines are horribly confusing, so people across the U.S. set up Facebook pages and phone lines with...

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    Multiphoton Microscopy Protocol Reveals Breast Cell Function, Behavior Inside Living Tissue

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    A team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia has shown the ability to image...

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    Metalens Uses Heat, Not Motion, to Shift Focus

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    A new metalens design developed by researchers at MIT, which is able to change its focus without tilting or moving...

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    ams to Open Imaging Center in Rochester

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    Sensor solutions developer ams is establishing an imaging R&D and design center in Rochester, N.Y. The center, ams said in...

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    Improving the Power of Nano LC–MS Workflows in Bottom-Up Proteomics with Core-Shell Based Nano Columns and Expanded Selectivities

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    ***Live: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11am EST | 8am PST | 4pm GMT | 5pm CET *** In this...

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    ams invests in new imaging center of excellence in Rochester, NY…

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    ... and partners with ArcSoft on novel 3D sensing ToF technology for Android mobile devices.

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    SPIE and Photonics Media Prism Awards honor photonics innovation

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    The show must go on: annual prize-giving event for groundbreaking technologies and products takes place online.

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    New Options for Synchrotron Light Sources

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    An experimental demonstration of steady-state microbunching could lead to improved photon sources with a wide range of wavelengths.

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    2021 Prism Awards Honor Photonics Innovations

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    Earlier today during the Prism Awards, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Photonics Media recognized top optics...

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    Lidar: Navigating Trade-Offs

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    Light detection and ranging (lidar) technology these days relies on more than one set of sensors. It often combines multiple...

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    II-VI to double manufacturing capacity of optical filters

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    For applications in PCR Covid-19 test instrumentation and 5G optical access, firm to invest over five-year period.

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    Low-cost methane sensor offers accurate monitoring of greenhouse gas

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    Princeton platform detects methane concentrations as low as 0.1 parts per million.

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    Struggling Koalas Get Help from a Bold Breeding Program

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    Australia’s bushfires devastated koala populations, but a first-ever mix of capture and genetics could aid a marsupial comeback -- Read...

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    Optics and Photonics Funding by the German Research Foundation

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    The second article in a series looks at optics and photonics funding through Germany’s premier independently run, government-funded supporter of...

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    Chirality and Nanotechnology Speed Up Light-Based Drug Screening

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    A team of international collaborators has introduced a drug-screening technique that relies on nanostructure chirality as its fundamental property. (Chirality...

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    MBF Bioscience Acquires Vidrio Technologies

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    MBF Biosciences, a provider of bioscience image analysis tools and microscope-based image analysis equipment, acquired Vidrio Technologies, a provider of...

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    Senseeker Engineering Acquires SE-IR Corp.

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    Senseeker Engineering, a developer of digital infrared image sensing technology, acquired SE-IR Corp. SE-IR manufactures cryogenic test equipment as well...

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    Characterization of Next Generation Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs) by Mass Spectrometry

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    *Live Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 11am EST | 8am PST | 4pm GMT | 5pm CET* In this...

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    Hamamatsu launches laser thermal processor for quenching

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    Processing system combines direct diode laser with a six-axis robotic arm, allowing high degree of freedom.

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    Velodyne founder claims ‘boardroom ambush’

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    David Hall says dismissal of both him and wife Marta from lead roles suggests “internal power grab” at the lidar...

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    Teledyne e2v and Yumain to Collaborate on AI-Based Imaging for Machine Vision

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    Imaging solutions company Teledyne e2v will collaborate with Yumain, a provider of AI vision solutions for the industrial sector, to...

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    Your GC–MS Future Today: A Sponsored Virtual Event

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    ***Live: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 9am EST | 2pm GMT | 3pm CET*** Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10:40am...

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    The LCGC Awards 2021

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    This Friday morning session honors the 2021 LCGC award winners: Paul Haddad of the University of Tasmania, and the foundation...

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    The Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) Award

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    The non-profit Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) presents their Young Investigator and Student Excellence Awards in separation science, and invited...

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    Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award: Richard Yost

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    Professor Richard Yost of the University of Florida is widely recognized as a leader in mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry,...

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    Next-Generation Imaging Mass Spectrometry

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    This Monday afternoon session brings together five young leaders in the field of mass spectrometry (MS) to discuss cutting-edge developments...

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    The Industrial Laboratory for Energy and Chemicals: Past, Present, and Future

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    Industrial laboratories have played a major role in innovation and commercialization of new technologies in energy and chemicals. In this...

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    Past, Present, and Future of Chiral Separations

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    The talks in this Friday afternoon symposium will cover topics related to column and stationary phase development and instrumentation, along...

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    Separations on Small Volume Samples

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    Separation-based analysis of minute specimens including tissues, clinical fluids, or single cells requires novel miniaturized front-end approaches suitable for the...

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    Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award 2021

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    The Dal Nogare award honors an awardee who is selected for contributions to the fundamental understanding of the chromatographic process....

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    Recent Advances in Mass Spectrometry for Process Monitoring

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    The talks in this Monday morning session highlight recent advances in mass spectrometry (MS) for reaction monitoring approaches for small...

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    Liquid Chromatography I

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    The talks in this session highlight developments in liquid chromatography (LC), including a computer-assisted modeling approach to simplify 2D-LC method...

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    People Literally Don't Know When to Shut Up–or Keep Talking, Science Confirms

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    We are really bad at navigating a key transition point during one of the most basic social interactions -- Read...

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    Killings by Police Declined after Black Lives Matter Protests

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    A study also found body-camera use and community policing increased in places with the most active movements -- Read more...

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    Solid State Acquires Active Silicon

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    Electronic components manufacturer Solid State acquired Active Silicon, a designer and manufacturer of imaging products for computer imaging and the...

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    Photonics West 2021 Shifts to Digital Forum Model, Will Feature On-Demand Viewings

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    World-class presenters and exhibitors highlight SPIE Photonics West 2021, taking place March 6 to 11. The digital event features mainstay...

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    Optical Angular Momentum Shatters Data Ceiling

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    An optical antenna developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can, in principle, provide limitless bandwidth. The technology...

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    FISBA LLC Appoints Managing Director

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    Valentin Lendenmann is succeeding Michael Huber as managing director at FISBA LLC, a subsidiary of FISBA AG that designs and...

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    4D Technology Names GM

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    Test and measurement equipment manufacturer 4D Technology Corp. named Erik Novak general manager. He succeeds company co-founder and former CTO...

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    AI-Enabled Microscopy Decodes the Immunological Synapse

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    KAIST researchers have applied deep learning technology to 3D holographic microscopy, demonstrating the microscopy method’s potential for the practical study...

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    Separation of Low Level Estrogen Analytes from Plasma by LC-MS/MS Analysis in Conjunction with Novum PRO Simplified Liquid Extraction (SLE)

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    Estrone, beta-estradiol, and estriol were derivatized from plasma using Novum PRO 96-Well Plates SLE for less background noise and cleaner...

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    A Sensitive Extraction Method for Nicotine and Metabolites from Urine using SLE

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    A sensitive method for analyzing nicotine and metabolites using SLE to increase recoveries, while still displaying accuracy, precision and linearity.

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    Isolation of Low Level Testosterone from Plasma by LC-MS/MS Analysis in Conjunction with Novum PRO SLE

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    Testosterone was isolated from plasma using Novum PRO 96-Well Plates SLE sample preparation.

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    Acids, Neutrals and Bases Using Novum Simplified Liquid Extraction (SLE)

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    A SLE application for acids (THC-COOH), neutrals (barbiturates), and bases (Norbuprenorphine and Buprenorphine) from a urine matrix containing β-glucuronidase followed...

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    High Recovery of Peptides from Plasma Using Different SPE Sorbents v2

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    Peptides are extracted from plasma comparing Strata-X PRO SPE to two types of ion exchange polymeric sorbent. Strata-X PRO provides...

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    Utilizing a Rapid, Two-Step Method for the Clean-Up of Veterinary Drugs in Milk Using Strata®-X PRO Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) v2

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    In this panel of veterninary drugs from a milk sample, SPE displays an improved solution over traditional protein precipitation methods...

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    Pain Relievers from Plasma Using Rapid SPE Products v2

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    In this application, an SPE method is implemented for a panel of pain relievers to produce acceptable results to offer...

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    Analysis of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) in Whole Blood Using Quicker SPE and LC-MS/MS v2

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    Analysis of GHB demands for an analytical procedure that is quick, efficient, and one that preserves the authenticity of the...

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    A Fast SPE Method for Uracil, 5,6-Dihydrouracil and 5-Fluorouracil from Human Serum by LC-MS/MS v2

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    This application focuses on developing a rapid SPE and LC-MS/MS method for the quantitative analysis of uracil and its two...

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    People Literally Don't Know When to Shut Up–or Keep Talking–Science Confirms

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    We are really bad at navigating a key transition point during one of the most basic social interactions -- Read...

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    Supplementary Information: Non-aqueous Ion-Exchange Chromatography Using High Acid‑base Concentration: A Strategy for Purifying Non-crystalline Pharmaceutical Intermediates

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    This information is supplementary to the article “Non-aqueous Ion-Exchange Chromatography Using High Acid‑base Concentration: A Strategy for Purifying Non-crystalline Pharmaceutical...

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    PRP-C18 for Oligonucleotide Purifications

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    The Hamilton PRP-C18 is a next-generation polymeric column based on porous C18-functionalized PS-DVB that exhibits excellent chemical and thermal stability....

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    The LCGC Blog: An Opportunity for Industrial–Academic Partnerships

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    Kevin A. Schug suggests that now is the time to fast-track industry–academic partnerships for greater sustainability.

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    Gooch & Housego announces positive trading update

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    Virtual AGM reports improved levels of industrial laser demand and further streamlining of manufacturing.

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    The COVID Zoom Boom Is Reshaping Sign Language

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    Deaf people are adapting signs to accommodate the limitations of video communication while working from home -- Read more on...

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    A Flexible Approach to Terahertz Imaging

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    Researchers use carbon nanotubes and laser patterning to create bendable, freestanding 2D camera arrays.

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    Emmanuel Lakios Named President and CEO of CVD Equipment Corp.

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    CVD Equipment Corp., a provider of chemical vapor deposition systems and materials, appointed Emmanuel Lakios president and CEO. Lakios previously...

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    NUBURU Creates Advisory Board

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    Blue laser company NUBURU announced the formation of an advisory board, intended to bring expertise to markets including battery and...

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    Metal Ion Leaching May Be Affecting Your Analytical Results in HPLC

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    ***Live: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11am EST | 8am PST | 4pm GMT | 5pm CET*** Dr. Jesse Bischof...

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    Profiling Whiskeys Using the miniGC

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    Profiling of whiskeys in the Lucidity miniGC shows alcohol content as well as the amount of seven other interesting compounds...

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    Evidence-based thinking is not rhetorical

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    A few days before his inauguration, U.S. President Joe Biden nominated Eric Lander to be his administration’s science advisor as...

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    Sussex County Community College

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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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    And now for some light music

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    Is it easy to learn to play the harp? Probing Google reveals that many musically inclined individuals are looking to...

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    €26M round to expand metalens production at NIL Technology

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    New European Innovation Council Fund takes part in series B effort by Danish maker of optical components.

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    Black Inventor Garrett Morgan Saved Countless Lives with Gas Mask and Improved Traffic Lights

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    In 1916 he strapped on his “safety hood” and dragged rescuers to safety, but racism prevented him from being hailed as...

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    EU’s Quantum Flagship Program Takes Aim at Large-Scale Quantum Computing

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    Stemming from the EU’s Quantum Flagship 10-year, $1.18 billion (€1 billion) research and development initiative program launched in 2018, 19...

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    Diagnostic Solution, Powered by Microfluidic Chip, Leads to Inexpensive Hemoglobin Measurements

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    A collaboration between SigTuple Technologies and the Indian Institute of Science demonstrated an AI-powered, imaging-based tool for the estimation of...

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    US Congressional Optics and Photonics Caucus Launches

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    The U.S. Congressional Optics and Photonics Caucus held its public launch event Feb. 24, in a virtual format. The bipartisan,...

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    Covid update: 25 February 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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    €26M round to expand diffractive optics production at NIL Technology

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    New European Innovation Council Fund takes part in series B effort by Danish maker of optical components.

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    U.S. Congress Launches O&P Caucus

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    Stakeholders discussed the importance of investment in optics and photonics to the U.S. economy, security and innovation ecosystem.

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    Rovco Shifts Executive Team as CEO Will Lead Spinoff Company

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    Rovco Ltd., a provider of underwater surveying technology including photogrammetry and point cloud imaging, announced a shift in focus within...

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    MJH Life Sciences President and CEO Michael J. Hennessy Jr. Recognized as MM&M 40 Under 40 Honoree

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    Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences™, parent company to LCGC, was named to MM&M’s second...

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    Universal Display powers to record sales on OLED boom

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    Long-standing developer of organic LED materials reaps financial rewards as the displays technology proliferates.

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    Graveyards Are Surprising Hotspots for Biodiversity

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    Even the smallest burial sites could help conserve natural habitats in agricultural landscapes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Unraveling the Complex Link between COVID and Diabetes

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    Infection with the pandemic-causing virus seems to trigger diabetes in some patients. Here are five plausible explanations as to why...

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    Beckman Foundation to Fund Light-Sheet Microscopy Advancements

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    The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation will invest $9.6 million in advanced light-sheet microscopes and data science across eight institutions...

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    ICLED-Powered Sensor Charts Course for Cost-Effective Methane Detection

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    Collaborating researchers from Princeton University and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory demonstrated gas sensor technology capable of detecting very low...

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    The Ever-Changing World of Extractables and Leachables, Part 2 A Free Virtual Conference

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    ***Live: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10am EST | 3pm GMT | 4pm CET*** Join global industry and regulatory experts...

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    Terahertz spectroscopy maps meter-scale graphene samples contactlessly

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    Europe’s Graphene Flagship develops new method to analyze graphene that could boost production and optimize devices.

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    Jenoptik and 4JET jointly launch new tire laser prototyping method

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    Light & Production Division working with Alsdorf-based laser applications company to commercialize technique.

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    Phase-changing metalens focuses without moving

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    MIT project develops active lens for optical devices, drones and cameras.

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    Mystery of Spinning Atomic Fragments Solved at Last

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    New experiments have answered the decades-old question of how pieces of splitting nuclei get their spins -- Read more on...

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    Toward Full Tracking of Chemical Reactions

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    By combining two existing techniques, scientists show how chemical reactions could be traced in time and space.

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    Beckman Foundation to Fund Light Sheet Microscopy Advancements

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    The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation will invest $9.6 million in advanced light sheet microscopes and data science across eight...

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    Profiling Oils Using the miniGC

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    The profiling of edible oils in the Lucidity miniGC, allows users to confirm the type of oil and measure the...

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    The LCGC Blog: Controlling Retention Time Drift in Industrial Chromatography

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    Everyone who is reading this column is interested in chromatography, and I want to shine a light on the industrial...

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    Instrument Utilization with Jim Sweeney

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    There is an increasing focus on capturing utilization data from instruments to improve overall lab operations. Utilization data without context...

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    Light-sheet microscopy reveals details of obesity in human tissues

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    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign project could lead to new therapies or treatments.

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    COVID Variants May Arise in People with Compromised Immune Systems

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    The case history of a U.K. man in his 70s shows how selective “pressures” bring about viral mutations -- Read...

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    A Few Fixes Could Cut Noise Pollution That Hurts Ocean Animals

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    Redesigning ship propellors and installing acoustic “curtains” could lower the volume on anthropogenic noise that disrupts ocean life -- Read...

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    OSRAM Acquires Stake in UVC LED Company Bolb

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    OSRAM’s investment in UVC LED company Bolb Inc. has led it to acquire around 20% of the Calif.-based company. Bolb’s...

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    Near-Perfect Efficiency for SHEL with Anisotropic Metasurfaces

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    POSTECH and KAIST researchers developed a method for achieving near-unity efficiency of the spin Hall effect of light (SHEL). The...

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    Graphene Tech Aids in Copper Additive Manufacturing

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    Uppsala University researchers, in collaboration with graphene materials company Graphmatech, demonstrated a method for lowering the reflectivity of copper powder....

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    Increasing Productivity by Application of Accurate Mass GC/MS Screening to Sports Doping Analysis

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    ***Live: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2pm CET | 1pm GMT | 8am EST*** The University of Ghent’s DoColab is...

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    LiDAR developer AEye to go public via merger with CF Finance Acquisition

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    Active-sensing LiDAR technology delivers partial or full autonomy; boards of both parties have unanimously approved the transaction.

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    Osram backs deep-UV LED disruptor Bolb

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    Lighting giant’s venture unit leads $16 million investment in California startup developing efficient short-wavelength emitters for germicidal applications.

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    Physicists use resonance to harness photonic energy in microresonators

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    Researchers at University of Bath maximize ability of a resonator to store energy by optimizing sharpness of resonance (finesse).

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    Dirk Berndt Appointed Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IFF

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    Dirk Berndt was appointed deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF), effective Jan. 1. Berndt,...

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    EMVA and Khronos Group Collaborate for Vision Standards

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    The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) and Khronos Group Inc. formed the Embedded Camera API Exploratory Group. The group is...

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    US Congressional Optics and Photonics Caucus Launches Feb. 24

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    The Congressional Optics and Photonics Caucus will hold a virtual launch event Feb. 24 at noon EST, rescheduled from its...

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    BIOLASE Promotes John Beaver to President, CEO

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    Dental laser company BIOLASE Inc. appointed John Beaver president and CEO, effective Feb. 23. Beaver had been serving as the...

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    Automated Nutrient Analysis and Water Quality Monitoring

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    Thermo Scientific™ Gallery™ analyzers are sophisticated discrete photometric systems for the precise and easily adaptable analysis of water and environmental...

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    'March Mammal Madness' Brings Simulated Animal Fights to Huge Audiences

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    The annual science education event describes imaginary encounters to teach ecology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    New Supernova Alert System Promises Early Access to Spectacles in Space

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    Upgrades to the SuperNova Early Warning System (SNEWS) detection system offer advance notice of impending blasts -- Read more on...

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    Jenoptik Appoints Business Development Manager for Midwest

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    Jenoptik appointed Jeff Williams business development manager for the Midwest region of the U.S. Jeff Williams. Courtesy of Jenoptik. Williams...

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    Polymer Layer 'Waveguide' Helps Luminescent Windows Generate Light Energy

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    An advancement to smart window technology incorporates luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) into window or windowpane designs. A team from Rice...

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    Chromatography Simplified – Improving LC Workflow Efficiency & Productivity

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    ***Live: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9am EST | 8am CST*** and ***Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1pm EST |...

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    Use One LC for Two USP Pregabalin Analyses (NA)

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    This application note demonstrates automation of the assay and determination of enantiomeric purity according to USP on one LC system....

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    Use One LC for Two USP Pregabalin Analyses (EU)

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    This application note demonstrates automation of the assay and determination of enantiomeric purity according to USP on one LC system....

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    Experts Answer the Biggest COVID Vaccine Questions

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    What does “95 percent effective” mean? Should you get vaccinated if you have had COVID? Is there a best vaccine?  --...

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    Public Research Funding in Germany: A Closer Look

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    In the first in a series of articles, one of OSA’s European research directors digs into the government research-funding picture...

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    Thermo Fisher Acquires Cell-Sorting Tech from Propel Labs

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    Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired cell-sorting assets from Propel Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of SIDIS Corp., adding to its...

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    Amorphous Silicon Optics Move Out of Infrared

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    Junsuk Rho, a professor in POSTECH’s mechanical and chemical engineering departments, has developed a transparent amorphous silicon capable of transmitting...

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    Tiny Pressure Sensor Measures Minute Changes Within the Body

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    Researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University developed a miniaturized, highly sensitive optical fiber sensor that could be used to...

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    Massive Power Failure Could Finally Cause Texas to Connect with the Nation's Power Grids

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    Energy from neighboring states could have helped Texans survive their extreme winter storm -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    SFC Achiral Separation Utilising a Chiral Column

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    This application note demonstrates the ability of Daicel’s CHIRALPAK® IA-3 to perform both chiral and achiral separations using SFC and...

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    SFC Achiral Separation Utilising achiral Column

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    This application note demonstrates the ability of Daicel’s CHIRALPAK® IA-3 to perform both chiral and achiral separations using SFC and...

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    nLight boosted by defense business

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    Sales rose 26% in 2020, thanks largely to the addition of beam combining and control specialist Nutronics.

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    Nursing Home Workers Had One of the Deadliest Jobs of 2020

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    Research efforts from Vienna University of Technology, in collaboration with Harvard University, have led to the development of a laser...

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    Simulation Shows Possibility of Curved Blade Laser Scalpel

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    Relying on a photonic hook, or a type of near-field, self-bending curved light, an international team of researchers has proposed...

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    OCT branches out

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    Anyone who has recently had an eye examination may have been ushered into a room that contained an optical coherence...

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    M-Squared refinances with state support

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    New Scottish National Investment Bank acquires an interest in the laser firm.

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    Harsh Droughts Can Actually Start over Oceans

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    Similar to hurricanes, they can hit land, but their slow pace could improve drought forecasts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Laser Switching? Just Add DNA

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    Team creates a microlaser whose wavelength can be switched by injecting single-stranded DNA into the cavity—and switched back with another,...

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    MATRIX VISION Opens Hamburg Site

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    Machine vision components and systems provider MATRIX VISION GmbH opened a development site in Hamburg. The company, in a press...

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    Observing Nonlinear Ionization Dynamics of Hot Dense Plasma

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    A team of researchers from the University of Jena has observed the successful formation and interaction of highly ionized krypton...

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    Optics, Machine Vision Algorithms at Heart of Epic-USC Collaboration

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    Epic Sciences Inc., a diagnostics and disease profiling company, announced it has entered into an exclusive license and collaboration agreement...

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    The COVID Cold Chain: How a Vaccine Will Get to You

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    A vaccine logistics expert explains how millions of frozen vials will be widely distributed -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Arecibo Observatory to Close Its Giant Eye on the Sky

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    After suffering severe damage from broken cables that cannot be readily repaired, the observatory’s enormous radio telescope is now slated...

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    New Scientist-Candidates for U.S. Congress Fared Worse Than Expected in 2020

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    Even with big health issues in the headlines, most of these challengers lost, though advocates hope the races gave science...

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    Stretchable Sensor Measures Touch

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    Multifunctional optomechanical sensors form a stretchable skin that detects pressure, bending and strain in soft-body systems and can decouple that...

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    Researchers Slow Down Laser Light, Deliver Control to Break Power and Speed Limits

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    George Washington University (GWU) researchers have combined multiple transverse coupled cavities to develop a new vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). The...

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    Pushing the Boundaries of High-Energy Laser Pulses

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    INRS researchers have pushed the boundaries of high-energy laser pulse propagation, with reliance on the observation of high-energy multidimensional solitary...

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    Tracking Photons in the Infrared

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    Scientists from NUST MISIS Technological Initiative Center are developing a prototype of an infrared photon video detector. The camera, believed...

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    Additive manufacturing with adaptive optics makes precision parts

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    Combination with digital light processor engine said to enable cost-effective production.

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    Covid-19 update: 19 November 2020

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

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    Superresolution Imaging on the SPOT

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    A technique called SPOT (spectrum and polarization optical tomography) is providing researchers with a “street view” of lipid membranes surrounding...

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    Electronic, Light-Powered Chip Delivers Smarter AI

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    A chip that brings together imaging, processing, machine learning, and memory is enhancing artificial intelligence by imitating the way the...

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    How old is that fish in the window?

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    Shoppers for fresh seafood often find themselves questioning the age of the fish they buy at the seafood counter. They...

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    Spectroscopy Guides Precision Medicine

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    Raman spectroscopy captures the effect when light partially scatters inelastically as it interacts with matter. The amounts of energy transferred...

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    VIS-OCT needs stable, versatile light sources

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    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the gold standard for noninvasive retinal imaging, enabling ophthalmologists to diagnose and treat multiple ocular...

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    Building a Better Silicon Optical Transmitter

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    A silicon photonic device achieved a data transmission rate of 100 Gbps, making it attractive for data-center applications.

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    Superresolution on the SPOT: Imaging Achieves Optical Sectioning

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    A technique called SPOT (spectrum and polarization optical tomography) is providing researchers with a “street view” of lipid membranes surrounding...

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    Moth-eye nanostructures offer improved anti-reflective coatings

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    Tokyo University of Science produces bio-inspired surfaces on resin films.

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    ORC researchers develop all-silicon optical transmitter at 100G

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    Without needing digital signal processing, new modulator can double maximum data rate of state-of-the-art devices.

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    Mysteries of COVID Smell Loss Finally Yield Some Answers

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    Explanations begin to arise at the molecular level for this vexing but commonplace symptom -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Otters Show How Predators Can Blunt Climate Damage

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    Understanding the full impacts of warming requires factoring in the complexity of ecosystems -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    3D Mechanical Database Brings Together Components, Machine Learning

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    A team of mechanical engineers from Purdue University has undertaken the task of establishing a nearly 60,000-component, open-source, annotated database...

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    Multipass Spectroscopy Method Enables Disease-Detecting Breath Test

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    An optical sensing method developed by a research team at the University of Warsaw relies on highly sensitive spectroscopic measurements...

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    Metalens Microscopy Eliminates FOV Constraints

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    Researchers from Nanjing University are using metalenses to enhance and shrink microscopes while maintaining resolution with a large field of...

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    SPIE announces partnership with global open-knowledge platform The Lens

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    The Lens’s open data to be fully integrated into SPIE’s Digital Library platform.

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    Dual Chips Boost Detection of Squeezed Light

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    Interfacing two silicon chips, one nanophotonic and one electronic, could prove a boon for quantum communication and computing.

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    Lumentum Acquires TriLumina Assets

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    Lumentum has acquired technology assets of TriLumina, including patents and other intellectual property. Trilumina technology includes flip-chip, back-emitting VCSEL arrays...

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    IDS Announces Serbian Subsidiary

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    IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has announced a new development site in Novi Sad, Serbia. The development unit is closely...

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    Multipass Spectroscopy Seeks Disease Biomarkers in Breath

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    An optical sensing method developed by a research team at the University of Warsaw relies on highly sensitive spectroscopic measurements...

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    Hitachi snaps up Valencia spin-out VLC for integrated photonics expertise

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    VLC Photonics offers fabless development services for PICs across numerous sectors, including telecom, lidar, and sensing.

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    Brillouin spectroscopy offers route to probing cell dynamics

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    University of Exeter measures properties of biopolymers as models of biological tissues.

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    Stellar Smashups May Fuel Planetary Habitability, Study Suggests

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    Radioactive elements produced by colliding neutron stars could make the difference between living and lifeless worlds -- Read more on...

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    Silicon Modulator Integrates Photonics and Electronics to Perform at 100 Gb/s

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    Researchers from the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre have demonstrated an all-silicon optical modulator at 100 Gb/s and beyond,...

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    Extra Level Helps Convert Light Energy into Surface Waves on Graphene with Increased Efficiency

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    Collaborating physicists from two Russian universities have successfully converted light energy into surface waves on graphene at nearly 90% efficiency....

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    UK team shows how to build single-molecule laser microscope

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    Central Laser Facility work provides build instructions for cost-effective Förster Resonance Energy Transfer imaging.

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    Formnext 2020: Trumpf presents new solutions for 3D metal printing industry

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    New nozzle doubles process speed in LMD; depowdering boosts automation in laser metal fusion.

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    Silicon Modulator Integrates Photonics and Electronics to Perform at 100 Gbit/s

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    Researchers from the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre have demonstrated an all-silicon optical modulator at 100 Gbit/s and beyond,...

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    Vision and Breathing May Be the Secrets to Surviving 2020

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    Stanford neurobiologist Andrew Huberman discusses the two things we can always control, even during a high-stress election and scary COVID...

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    Biologically Controlled Lasing Could Lead to Nanoscale Functionality

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    An international research team at Nanyang Technological University has demonstrated the concept of a switchable microlaser controlled by the organic...

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    Air-Sensing Technology Combats Dangerous Chemical Exposure

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    University of Navarra scientists in Spain and partners from European photonics innovation hub ACTPHAST 4R are collaborating to develop technology...

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    Ouster and CronAI partner to bring smart 3D perception to ADAS driving systems

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    Autonomous vehicles sensing development said to "plug gap between 3D sensing and real world applications".

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    Integrating electronic and photonic chips breaks record in quantum light detection

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    University of Bristol's QET Lab and Université Côte d‘Azur develop device enabling higher performance quantum computers.

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    For COVID Drugs, Months of Frantic Development Lead to Few Outright Successes

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    There have been mixed results as researchers try to stop a disease they are still trying to understand -- Read...

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    A Butterfly's Brilliant Blue Wings Lead to Less Toxic Paint

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    A phenomenon known as structural color could be translated to a range of commercial products -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Raptor Photonics Names Peter Hagen Sales Manager

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    Raptor Photonics, a manufacturer of SWIR, CCD, EMCCD, and CMOS cameras, named Peter Hagen sales manager. Hagen will oversee global...

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    INRS Researchers Awarded Brockhouse Canada Prize

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    José Azaña and Roberto Morandotti of the Institut national de la reserche scientifique (INRS) were awarded the Brockhouse Canada Prize...

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    Dating during the Pandemic: Can You Trust an 'Antibody Positive' Claim?

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    Testing positive for COVID antibodies is not a pass to date freely -- Read more on Scien