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    Mid-IR 3D Imaging with an Ordinary CCD Camera

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    Tomographic imaging setup enables non-contact, high-definition visualization of a sample’s chemical composition in mere seconds.

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    Injectable Biosensor Converts Brain Activities to Detectable Optical Signals

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    Technology for monitoring neuronal activity noninvasively could allow scientists to study the brain without the need for surgery or implanted...

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    Octave-Spanning Combs Developed in Aluminum Nitride Resonator

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    Collaborators from Ireland and China have demonstrated a method to develop an octave-spanning coherent optical comb with a much lower...

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    Photonics News: Week in Brief: 07/30/21

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    CHICAGO — AKHAN Semiconductor reported it has demonstrated the ability to manufacture 300-mm CMOS diamond wafers. The technology has the...

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    Engineers Wrap Entire Buildings in Jackets That Save Energy

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    Apartment buildings, or blocks of row houses, can be upgraded in one installation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    “Spiked” Semiconductors for Clean Hydrogen Production

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    Recipe that adds aluminum could circumvent some previous issues with solar-powered water splitting—and, perhaps, make a hydrogen economy more feasible.

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    Plasma Coating Tech Alleviates Indium Reliance for Dimming

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    Researchers from the University of Sydney have developed a low-cost, sustainable, and readily available technology that can dim the screens...

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    Laser System Undergoes Testing for Industrial Applications

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    Laser experts from Germany and Israel are testing a laser for industrial use at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and...

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    SPIE Optics + Photonics returns to San Diego – next week

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    A comprehensive conference program, an associated exhibition, demonstrations, courses and a jobs fair all available.

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    Act on Climate Emergency Now to Prevent Millions of Deaths, Study Shows

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    The human toll of carbon emissions will vastly magnify climate change’s economic costs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Entire Buildings Can Be Wrapped in Jackets to Save Energy

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    Apartment buildings, or blocks of row houses, can be upgraded in one installation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Corning capitalizes on fiber demand

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    5G roll-out and data center expansions push divisional sales beyond $1BN in latest quarter.

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    Tuning Quantum Light in Both Time and Space

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    Quantum-based metasurfaces could enable on-demand entanglement or extraction of real photons from the quantum vacuum.

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    Custom Near-Field Nanoscopy Tool Images Materials at Nanoscale

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    A near-field infrared (IR) nanoscope and spectroscope, custom built by a research team at MIT, can quickly and economically probe...

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    People in the News: 07/28/21

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    HOD HASHARON, Israel — CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of electro-optical/IR observation, scanning, reconnaissance, and surveillance systems...

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    Teledyne on the up as FLIR integration proceeds ahead of schedule

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    Post-merger cost savings target should now be hit two years earlier than expected.

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    ams OSRAM launches new Quantum Dot LED ‘to redefine lighting’

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    In-house developed Q-dot technology enables efficiency values >200 lm/W, even at high color rendering.

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    ANU develops laser platforms for deep-space communication and gravity sensing

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    Federal funding will boost Australia's studies of space-based lasers and support NASA missions.

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    Caffeine Boosts Bees' Focus and Helps Them Learn

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    By associating caffeinated sugar-water and a target scent, researchers teach bumblebees to stay on task -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Dover Acquires CDS Visual

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    Dover completed its acquisition of CDS Visual, which will become an operating company within Dover’s engineered products segment. CDS Visual...

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    Headspace Solid-Phase Microextraction Coupled with Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (HS-SPME-GC–MS) for the Characterization of Cigar Leaves

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    HS-SPME-GC–MS was combined with OPLS-DA data analysis to tentatively identify eight chemical markers to differentiate the geographical origins of cigar...

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    Measure PFAS in Industrial Wastewater

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    Find out how the new ProfilerF Total Fluorine Analyzer enables the determination of TOF in wastewater and industrial process water...

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    Bioanalytical Analysis of Small-Molecule Drugs and Metabolites in Physiological Samples by LC–MS, Part 2: Sample Preparation

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    This concise yet comprehensive overview of sample preparation for bioanalysis looks at sample preparation fundamentals, best practices, and modern trends—all...

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    The Analytical Arsenal for Point Source Attribution

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    How can we monitor the source and environmental impact of neglected oil and gas acquisition sites, and assess their impact...

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    Capillary Gas Chromatography (GC): Getting the Best Separation Without Turning (Too Many) Wrenches

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    How far can you get on optimizing a GC separation without changing the column? Pretty far, in fact.

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    How to Ensure Laboratory Compliance in Your Cannabis Testing Lab

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    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 1pm EDT | 12pm CDT | 10am PDT Is your method accurate, precise, and reliable...

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    But My Peaks Are Not Gaussian! Part I: Basic Concepts in Peak Shape, and the Effect of Extracolumn Connections

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    In this first installment in a series on the causes of peak asymmetry, we discuss basic concepts in peak shape,...

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    Optimize Your Multiplexed Imaging for Spatial Biology Analysis

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    No matter what approach you take to reveal the transcriptome or proteome of cells, capturing lots of data from precious...

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    Fraunhofer ILT sets standards for 3D printing

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    Studies of best imaging sensors for powder bed fusion technique will improve efficiency.

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    How Olympic Tracking Systems Capture Athletic Performances

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    The 3-D tracking systems used in Tokyo may one day enable digital twins of athletes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    This Formula Calculates How Many Calories You Burn If You're Doing Absolutely Nothing

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    When it comes to dieting, here’s how to tally the so-called basal metabolic rate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Nanostructures Allow High Harmonic Generation with Pulsed Lasers

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    Cornell University researchers have developed nanostructures that enable record-breaking conversion of laser pulses into high-harmonic generation. The work paves the...

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    Optical Technique Delivers Real-Time Measure of Chirality Over Broad Wavelength Range

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    A research team from Politecnico di Milano and the University of Bayreuth (Germany) has developed an approach for the quick...

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    Shining a Light on Conjugated Polymers with GPC-MALS

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    Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST Shining a light on...

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    SPIE names 99 new Senior Members

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    Honor recognizes scientific excellence and achievements, and involvement in the optics community.

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    PhotonicLEAP project awarded €5 million in EU funding

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    Ireland-led initiative to develop disruptive photonics packaging and test tech is “at the forefront of global photonics industry”.

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    VCSEL market to double in five years

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    Analyst report suggests that ‘continuously evolving’ market will be worth $2.4 BN globally in 2026.

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    The Olympics without Fans Is Harming Athletes' Performance

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    Simone Biles drops out of an event, citing the lack of an audience -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Avi Loeb's Galileo Project Will Search for Evidence of Alien Visitation

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    With nearly $2 million in private funding, the controversial new initiative is targeting unidentified phenomena in Earth’s skies and beyond...

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    Learning to Live in Steven Weinberg's Pointless Universe

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    The late physicist’s most infamous statement still beguiles scientists and vexes believers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Jenoptik Adds Sales Manager

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    Jenoptik appointed Ivan Cardenas automation sales manger for Jenoptik Light and Production Mexico. Cardenas previously held positions at Automation &...

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    SICK Breaks Ground for North American Headquarters

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    SICK Inc. has begun construction on its new campus in Bloomington, Minn. Once complete, the campus will serve as the...

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    PsiQuantum Will Build Commercial Quantum Computer Development

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    PsiQuantum has raised $450 million in Series D funding to build the world’s first commercially viable quantum computer, the company...

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    Poisoned by Plastic, Analysis of BPA

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    Plasticizers added to water bottles to add stability to the bottles can be unknowingly extracted in drinks leading to possible...

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    US EPA Method 200.7 Using ICP-OES

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    Obtain consistently accurate results for the determination of metals and trace elements during the analysis and monitoring of ground, river,...

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    The Chiral Separation of (±)-Catechin on Daicel’s Immobilized CSPs

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    This application note shares new chiral separations for (±)-catechin and several Daicel immobilized chiral stationary phases. It also highlights elution...

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    Fauci on COVID Drugs, Vaccines and Getting Back to Normal

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    The U.S.’s top infectious disease specialist describes a new Biden administration program to develop and test antivirals—and what he’s most...

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    Tunable Approach to Structural Color Powers Displays, Cuts Energy

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    Researchers at Linköping University have discovered a way to generate structural color that could potentially be applied to the manufacture...

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    On-Demand Optical Singularities Strengthen Range of Applications

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    A group led by Federico Capasso at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has...

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    OSA Names Carney Chief Scientific and Technology Officer

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    The Optical Society (OSA) appointed P. Scott Carney as chief scientific and technology officer. Carney will coordinate technical activity across...

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    Flexible 13kW fiber laser developed for rapid materials processing

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    Partnership of Fraunhofer IWS and Israeli firms Civan Lasers and A. Kotliar Laser Welding Solutions for additive manufacturing apps.

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    ABB to Acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group

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    Global technology company ABB will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group, a manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) powered by a...

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    PerkinElmer to Acquire BioLegend in $5.25B Life Sciences Deal

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    PerkinElmer (PE) will make the largest transaction in its history. The company has entered into an agreement to acquire BioLegend,...

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    SPIE Optics + Photonics Returns to San Diego with Comprehensive Program

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    A live exhibition will feature more than 100 participating companies; more than 2000 papers, posters, and presentations; and interactive networking...

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    PFAS; A Persistent Problem

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    PFAS are an emerging concern to environmental health. This has driven the need to monitor and calls for global regulations...

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    Development & Applications of Aqueous, Fluorinated, and Aromatic LC Stationary Phases

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    Monday, July 26, 2021 at 8am EDT | 12pm BST | 1pm CEST Monday, July 26, 2021 at 11am EDT...

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    U.S. EPA Method 557 Using IC–MS/MS

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    This case study describes a workflow for the fast, direct analysis of nine haloacetic acids, bromate, and dalapon in drinking water...

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    Trumpf reports €3.5 billion in annual sales – again

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    2020-2021 sales match previous year’s level. Order book looking “strong” despite impact of Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Soft Robot Hand Is First to Be Fully 3-D-Printed in a Single Step

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    Then it played Super Mario Bros. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Photonics News: Week in Brief: 07/23/21

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    CORK, Ireland — PhotonicLEAP was awarded over €5 million (approximately $5.89 million, through the EU’s horizon 2020 program) to develop...

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    Fraunhofer ILT Begins Work to Standardize 3D Printing

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    In cooperation with ASTM International (a nongovernmental standardization organization), the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (Fraunhofer ILT) has begun work...

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    Andrea Alù Named Blavatnik National Awards Laureate for Nano-Optics, Materials Advancements

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    Andrea Alù, founding director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center at The City University of New...

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    IDEX Health & Science Oak Harbor Team Volunteer with Summit Assistance Dogs Collage

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    In Q1 of 2020, our IDEX Health & Science Oak Harbor, Washington site started a volunteer project with Summit Assistance...

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    Lumibird bids to buy Areva’s stake in laser maker CILAS

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    Deal “to be finalized soon” will give Lumibird access to laser weapons and deformable mirror tech.

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    Jenoptik achieves ‘record’ trading in second quarter

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    Guidance for 2021 raised as both revenue and order intake increase significantly.

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    VTG wins US Navy contract to fit battleships with counter-UAS laser

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    Optical Dazzler Interdictor, Navy (“ODIN”) directed energy weapon destined for five U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.

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    Nonlinear optical microscopy reveals details of ancient parchments

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    French project develops new method to optimize restoration of fragile items.

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    InSight Lander Makes Best-Yet Maps of Martian Depths

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    The NASA mission used seismic waves from marsquakes to perform a core-to-crust survey of the planet’s subsurface -- Read more...

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    Why Extreme Heat Is So Deadly

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    Heat waves kill more people than any other type of severe weather in the U.S. And climate change is making...

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    Weed Shouldn't Be Banned for Elite Athletes, Some Experts Say

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    The disqualification of a leading U.S. Olympics candidate has brought the World Anti-Doping Agency’s marijuana prohibition under fire -- Read...

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    Researchers Break Record for Long-Distance Broadband Data Transmission over 4-Core Optical Fiber

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    A research team led by Benjamin J. Puttnam at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) reported that...

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    Partners on Plastic Waveguides for XR Glasses Fortify Relationship

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    DigiLens Inc., a developer of holographic waveguides for augmented extended reality (XR) displays, is deepening its partnership with Mitsubishi Chemical...

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    Is Chromatography Ready for the Cloud?

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    ***Part 1*** Airing 1: Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9am EDT | 2pm BST | 3pm CEST*** Airing 2: Thursday,...

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    Overcoming Challenges with Aging Instrumentation with Heather Rennie

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    Lab scientists are constantly faced with challenges caused by aging technology including longer run times, expensive repairs and less sensitivity...

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    ‘Super laser’ installed on Swiss mountain to act as lightning rod

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    Trumpf and University of Geneva conduct experiments for EU’s Laser Lightning Rod project on Säntis mountain.

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    Aurora targets trucking with $2BN SPAC merger plan

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    Latest automotive lidar developer to list on the public markets could be the biggest yet.

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    Hardy Microbes Hint at Possibilities for Extraterrestrial Life

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    Studies of extreme ecosystems on Earth can guide the search for Martian life and may reveal the fundamental limits of...

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    GlobalFoundries to Build New Fab in Upstate NY

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    GlobalFoundries (GF) will expand its manufacturing capacity with an advanced facility to be built in upstate New York over the...

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    Giant Terawatt Laser Takes Aim at Lightning Strikes from Atop Swiss Alps

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    TRUMPF reports that the first experiments in the EU Laser Lightning Rod (LLR) project, in collaboration with the University of...

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    Luminar Acquiring Its Exclusive Lidar Chip Partner, OptoGration

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    Luminar Technologies Inc. is acquiring its exclusive InGaAs chip design partner and manufacturer, OptoGration Inc. The acquisition secures a key...

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    People in the News: 7/21/21

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    SAN JOSE, Calif. — NeoPhotonics appointed Sheri Savage to its board of directors. NeoPhotonics develops silicon photonics and advanced hybrid...

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    Record lithography orders at ASML as chip firms ‘crave’ capacity

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    Nearly €5BN orders for extreme ultraviolet tools alone as memory chip makers adopt latest processes.

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    Massive Machines Are Bringing Giant Exoplanets Down to Earth

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    Scientists are using football-field-sized lasers, warehouse-sized electromagnets and other immense facilities to reveal the deep secrets of planetary interiors --...

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    5D Imaging in an Ultrafast Snapshot

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    Compressed ultrafast photography combining hyperspectral and time-of-flight imaging can simultaneously acquire spatial, temporal and spectral dimensions.

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    Fundamentals and Strategies for Faster Method Development for Reversed-Phase LC

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    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 1pm EDT | 12pm CDT | 10am PDT In this webcast we address the fundamental...

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    Deuterium Lamps

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    REFLEX Analytical’s deuterium lamps, prealigned deuterium lamps, tungsten halogen lamps, and mounted tungsten halogen lamp assemblies are designed to complement...

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    LightPath and RP Optical Lab developing thermal cameras for space

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    Israel-Florida funded project is supported by UCF’s Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers.

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    EPFL removes lead hazard from perovskite photovoltaics

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    Incorporating transparent phosphate salt makes perovskite cells safer for the environment.

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    People with COVID Often Infect Their Pets

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    New unpublished studies show that dogs and cats with COVID-positive owners frequently have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Today's Wildfires Are Taking Us into Uncharted Territory

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    Data on 2,000 years of Rocky Mountain forest fires shows skyrocketing damage -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Stable Coordination Nanosheets Enable Efficient Light-Energy Conversion

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    A multi-institutional collaboration has developed coordination nanosheets (CONASHs) that have demonstrated the highest stability under air exposure reported to date,...

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    Yale Team Produces Memory from Speckle Patterns

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    Researchers at Yale University have developed a way to significantly increase the memory of speckle patterns, the very complex patterns...

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    High-Efficiency PICs Accelerate Telecom Speeds to 40 Tbit/s

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    Using multiple wavelengths to deliver information — all on a single PIC — collaborators from Dublin-based Pilot Photonics and the...

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    Luminar buys photodiode supplier OptoGration

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    Automotive lidar pioneer has been working with the maker of InGaAs chips for the past five years.

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    Flu Has Disappeared for More Than a Year

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    Mask wearing, social distancing and other steps to stop COVID-19 have also curtailed influenza -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    US Navy Awards Teledyne $39.2M Contract for AUVs

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    Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. (TBE), a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc., was awarded an indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract worth up to $27.4...

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    THC Extraction from Blood

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    Automate your SPE isolation of THC analytes from blood with Gilson’s ASPEC 274. This method saves time due to cartridge...

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    Exposing Contamination—Advances in Food and Environmental Analysis A Virtual Symposium

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    Monday, July 19, 2021, 02:00 PM EDT Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 02:00 PM EDT Join us for this free online...

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    How to Raise Kids Who Don't Grow Up to Be Jerks (or Worse)

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    A new book gives science-based advice for parenting kids to be generous, kind antiracists -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    COVID Risks at the Tokyo Olympics Aren't Being Managed, Experts Say

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    Current prevention measures may not be enough to prevent an outbreak -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Optical Power Limiter Pushes Attack-Proof Quantum Communication Forward

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    Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed two methods to enable quantum key distribution (QKD) communications to avoid...

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    DARPA Taps Research Teams to Develop Intelligent Event-Based Imagers

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    DARPA has announced three teams of researchers led by Raytheon, BAE Systems, and Northrop Grumman to develop event-based infrared camera...

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    Veoneer partners with Baraja to deliver Spectrum-Scan LiDAR…

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    ...and further self-driving LiDAR announcements from AEye & Nvidia; and ON Semiconductor & AutoX’s Gen5 solution.

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    Velodyne CEO to Step Down

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    Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan will step down from his role as CEO and a member of the board, effective...

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    Novanta Adds Robotics, Precision Motion Capabilities with ATI Acquisition

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    Novanta will acquire privately held ATI Industrial Automation, a supplier of intelligent end-of-arm technology solutions for industrial and surgical robots....

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     TD-GC/MS Analysis of Spices 

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    This application note demonstrates the analysis of several spices by performing TD-GC-MS with a Pyroprobe 6200. 

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    SPE of 78 Banned/ Controlled Racing Industry Drugs in Horse Urine

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    The world of horse race drug testing is constantly evolving. The need for a reliable and quick SPE method for...

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    New Approach Could Boost the Search for Life in Otherworldly Oceans

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    “Ecological biosignatures” hold promise for revealing alien organisms that may dwell within icy moons such as Jupiter’s Europa and Saturn’s...

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    Miniature Telescope Could Improve Lidar Performance, Advance Planar Optics

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    A University of Central Florida (UCF) team led by professor Shin-Tson Wu has developed a device made with cascaded liquid...

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    Photonics News: Week in Brief: 07/16/21

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    AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, with industry collaborators Samsung, NVIDIA, AT&T, Qualcomm, and InterDigital,...

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    Covid update: 15 July 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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    Sandia National Laboratories leads perovskite research center

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    DoE-backed effort will advance understanding of new solar panel technology.

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    Spiders on Tiny Treadmills Give Scientists the Side-Eye

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    Jumping spiders see more in their periphery than previously known -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    New Brain Implant Transmits Full Words from Neural Signals

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    No spelling out of letters is needed for a paralyzed person to use the first-of-a-kind neuroprosthesis -- Read more on...

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    China Is Pulling Ahead in Global Quantum Race, New Studies Suggest

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    The competition between the U.S. and China over development of quantum technology has implications for both the future of science...

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    There Are Few Good COVID Antivirals, but That Could Be Changing

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    Developing pills that block the novel coronavirus has been challenging. A new Biden administration program aims to boost the effort...

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    Reversed Electronic Displays Improve Outdoor Visibility

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    Team in Sweden develops e-paper-type reflective display that reportedly offers brilliant colors with low energy consumption.

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    Proteins make the invisible visible

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    Changes in the proteins inside a cell may indicate the presence of a particular disease or condition, and these changes...

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    Jenoptik Sells Non-Optical Metrology Business to Marposs

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    Jenoptik has sold its non-optical process metrology business to Marposs, which will be taking over all Jenoptik employees at the...

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    Method Measures Loss of Signal in Far-Infrared Instruments

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    Scientists from SRON and TU Delft have developed a method to measure the signal loss in far-infrared instruments, designing a...

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    Apple Receives Patents for Integrated Photonics, Periscope Lens Technology

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    Two optical and photonic technologies are among the latest patent awards that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted...

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    Rockley Photonics launches wearable digital health monitor

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    “Clinic-on-the-wrist” combining hardware, firmware, and cloud analytics, is based on spectrophotometer-on-a-chip.

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    AEye lidar test confirms 1-kilometer range

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    Company indicates long-range performance possible in bad weather and behind glass.

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    Rohde & Schwarz acquires Zurich Instruments

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    To strengthen its position in quantum technology sector; terms of the deal not disclosed.

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    NICT achieves 319 terabits/second over 3,000 kilometers

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    Japan research institute sets new record for long haul transmission over 4-core fiber.

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    New Space Radiation Limits Needed for NASA Astronauts, Report Says

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    Although meant to minimize risks to human health, the proposed new limits would still be exceeded by any conceivable near-future...

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    Is Your Office Safe from COVID? What to Know Now That Your Boss Wants You Back

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    Workers are anxious because the coronavirus is still infecting people. Here are ways to evaluate the safety of a shared...

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    Taking Quantum Cryptography Out of the Spotlight

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    Power limiter could shield quantum-encrypted communications from eavesdropping attacks that depend on bright light.

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    In B2B Purchasing, Less May Be More

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    Buying decisions are increasingly complex in today’s B2B solutions purchases. More stakeholders are becoming involved in the process, and a...

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    Apple Supplier Rockley Photonics Unveils Wearable Health-Monitoring Tech

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    Silicon photonics technology company Rockley Photonics has unveiled a health monitoring solution that it is calling a “clinic-on-the-wrist” digital health...

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    CMOS-Compatible Spectrotemporal Compressor Could Support Ultrafast Optical Signal Processing

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    Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), the A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics, and MIT have developed an...

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    Team Develops Largest-of-Its-Kind Quantum Simulator

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    A team of physicists from the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms and other universities has developed a special type of...

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    Inverted Material Design Brings Reflective Screen into Focus

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    Tungsten trioxide is the core material in a new type of reflective screen — sometimes described as “electronic paper” —...

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    Simplified Sugar Analysis – A Rapid and Reliable Method for the Analysis of Sugars in Maple Syrup by HILIC with Refractive Index Detection

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    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST Quantification of sugar content...

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    Laser diode and LED developer Bluglass closes A$5.9 million rights issue

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    Issue “oversubscribed” says Australian firm; funds will drive laser diode development toward commercial orders.

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    Trumpf system laser-prints multiple dental prostheses automatically

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    TruPrint 1000 offers “Multilaser” capability; two lasers working simultaneously in a metal powder bed.

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    MIT enhances two-photon imaging to view deep blood vessels

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    New platform combines patterned excitation and wide-field detection.

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    Star Trek's Warp Drive Leads to New Physics

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    Researchers are taking a closer look at this science-fiction staple—and bringing the idea a little closer to reality -- Read...

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    Cranial Windows Allow Simultaneous Imaging of the Brain’s Different Regions

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    Researchers from Tsinghua University have developed a way to image multiple areas of the brain at the same time, both...

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    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Lumentum Holdings appointed Isaac Harris, corporate vice president of global supply chain operations for ZT Systems,...

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    Latest advance from Caltech group demonstrates photoacoustic tomography as route to brain imaging.

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    OFC 2021 presents photonic innovations addressing ever-increasing data demand

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    Virtual conference running through 11 June 2021; optics.org selects key product launches and announcements.

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    Project T-KOS to develop terahertz technologies for communications and sensor markets

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    Partners in year-long project include Research Fab Microelectronics Germany and several Fraunhofer institutes.

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    A Metamaterial Absorber for Sensitive Spectroscopy

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    Researchers in the Republic of Korea have developed a gold-and-dielectric metamaterial absorber that boosts the detection efficiency of infrared spectroscopy...

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    Honeywell Quantum Solutions, Cambridge Quantum Computing to Merge

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    Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum Computing will merge, creating a powerhouse integrated quantum computing and technology company that will...

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    Getting the Best Out of Solid-Core Technology for Small- and Large-Molecule Analysis

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    News about Racial Violence Harms Black People's Mental Health

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    Fluorescence Microscopy Technique Images Deep Brain in High Resolution

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    Using a thin tungsten layer as a restraining, conductive, removable hard mask, researchers at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)...

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    Photoacoustic Computerized Tomography Images the Brain with Laser Light

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    Data-transfer tech, 3D-thermal camera, surgical sensors win at Startup Challenge 2021

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    Dual-band optical stabilization technique cancels out temperature effects that have limited the utility of quantum key distribution.

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    University of Arizona-developed holographic light collector boosts panel efficiency by 5% over a year.

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    Multiwavelength Optical Laser Sources Specification Will Boost Data Center Efficiency

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    The CW-WDM MSA (Continuous-Wave Wavelength Division Multiplexing Multi-Source Agreement) Group released its first official specification for 8, 16, and 32...

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    High-Sensitivity and High-Throughput Food and Flavour Marker Analysis in Real-time

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    High-Resolution Analysis of Monoclonal Antibodies Using the Cation Exchange Column BioPro IEX SF

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    This application note investigates the use of YMC BioPro SF for high-resolution charge variant analysis of four therapeutic mAb products.

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    HPLC Separation of 11 Cannabinoids on YMC-Triart C18

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    Use of YMC-Triart PEEK-Lined Columns for Improved Peak Shape of Coordination Compounds

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    Method Development of IEX mAb Separations Using YMC BioPro IEX Columns and Dial-a-Mix v2

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    Fluorescence Microscopy Technique Images Brain at High Resolution

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    A noninvasive brain imaging technique developed by researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich works in the near-infrared...

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    Stars Made of Antimatter Might Be Lurking in the Universe

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    The Search for a Better COVID Test

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    A3 Vision Week, June 8-10, to Emphasize Case Studies, Emerging Applications and Solutions

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    EMVA Elects New Board

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    Brimrose to Develop Sophisticated Sensing Instrument for NASA

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    Researchers Demystify Contradiction of Supermode Microcavity Lasers

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    Health Care and Deep Tech Innovators Awarded at SPIE Startup Challenge

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    App Note: Extraction of Pesticides from Black Tea

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    A Practical Approach to Building an Electronic Laboratory 2021

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    Determination of Furan in Food by GC–MS

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    Demonstrates a rapid method for the identification and quantification of furan in food samples, using gas chromatography with headspace sampling...

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    Evaluation of Aromas in Grape Products

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    The Determination of Nitrosamines in Beer

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    Coffee Characterization Using GC–MS and Olfactory Port

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    Analysis of Butylated Hydroxytoluene in Food

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    Characterization of Hop Aroma Using GC–MS

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    Monitoring Volatile Organic Compounds in Beer Production

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    Metamaterial Lets Light-Sheet Microscopes See in Superresolution

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    Metamaterial Boosts Infrared Spectroscopy’s Sensitivity

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    Purification of Peptides and Proteins

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    Fluorescence Microscopy Peers Deep in the Brain

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    Deep Learning Bolsters Laser-Driven Ion Acceleration Study

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    Laser Experiment Shows Role of Memory in Stochastic Resonance

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    Adapting Laser Welding for 3D Printed Parts

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    An Ant-Man Perspective for Chromatography: My Stochastic World

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    Freeform optics instrument to help probe Venusian mysteries

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    NASA Picks Two Missions to Explore Venus, the First in Decades

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    Jennifer Cable Named President of Thorlabs

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    ETH Zurich develops new route to deep brain imaging

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    Excess Deaths Reveal the Pandemic's Hidden Toll in Some U.S. Counties

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    Getting Signals Using Noise

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    Printable Device May Restore Sight to the Blind

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    Hyperspectral Imaging, OCT Team to Detect Early Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease

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    A team of scientists and engineers from Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, Universitair Ziekenhuis (UZ) Leuven, and the research organization VITO,...

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    People in the News: 06/02/21

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    TORONTO — Synaptive Medical appointed Mark Hanrahan CFO. Hanrahan joins the surgical robotics and medical imaging company from Just Energy,...

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    Jenoptik plans to expand its optics manufacturing capacities in Dresden

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    Following rising demand from semiconductor sector, photonics group acquires new a property and will invest in cleanroom fab.

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    Photosynthesis within the brain offers route to stroke recovery

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    Huazhong University project applies near-IR to nanoparticles and algae for oxygen generation.

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    EC names EuroQCI consortium members to plan quantum communication network…

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    NASA Just Broke the 'Venus Curse': Here's What It Took

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    Screening method for Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines and THC in Oral Fluid

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    This application note exploits the highly retentive but universal nature of UCT’s polymeric Styre Screen® HLD sorbent for the analysis...

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    timsTOF instrument for 4D proteomics and 4D epiproteomics

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    timsTOF instrument for unbiased single cell proteomics

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    Light-powered GPS collar removes tether to batteries

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    The Vision Spectra Conference

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    ‘Light-shrinking’ layer converts regular microscope to super resolution imager

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    UC San Diego’s method coats microscope slide with metamaterial composed of fine layers of silver and silica.

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    Research project aims to optimize 3D-printed parts for laser welding

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    Tunable lasers to monitor astronaut air for lunar landing

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    Senorics readies pilot line with €8M venture support

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    Dynetics Wins NASA Contract for Laser Air-Monitoring System

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    Open-Top Optofluidics Architecture Adds Flexibility, Increases Droplet Speeds

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    Study of Perovskite Uncovers New State of Matter

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    ChromSoc (U)HPLC Virtual Symposium: A Tribute To John Knox

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    Vol 17 No 6 The Column June 2021 Europe & Asia PDF Alt

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    Extraction of Pesticides from Cannabis Flower and Edibles

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    Where Has My Efficiency Gone? Impacts of Extracolumn Peak Broadening on Performance, Part III: Tubing and Detectors

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    Chromatography Fundamentals, Part X: Light Scattering Detection Systems for Size-Exclusion Chromatography

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    Tools for Functional Assessment of Biotherapeutics

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    Bioanalysis of Small-Molecule Drugs and Metabolites in Physiological Samples by LC–MS, Part 1: An Overview

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    Effects of Water on Adsorbents in Porous Layer Open Tubular (PLOT) Column Gas Chromatography (GC)

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    Solid adsorbent gas chromatography (GC) columns, such as porous layer open tubular (PLOT) columns, are the best option for GC...

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    Enhancing Flame Ionization Detector Capabilities with Post-Column Reaction

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    The incorporation of a post-column reaction using a 3D-printed, two-stage microreactor is showing groundbreaking performance improvements for flame ionization detection...

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    Controlling Retention Time Drift in Industrial Chromatography Settings

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    Computer-enabled technology approaches can mitigate the impact of aging instruments and instrument differences—leading to more robust, lower-maintenance analysis in industrial...

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    Non-Targeted Analysis of PFAS in Surface Water Using Fragment Ion Flagging

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    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in surface water have become a major concern due to their persistency and toxicity. We...

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    Zeiss Ventures startup Scantinel Photonics wins Series-A financing

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    Funding for new FMCW lidar developer agreed with participation of Scania Growth Capital.

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    A laser-based cutting technique is able to reduce hazardous waste leakage by up to 95%, giving it application in the...

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    Researchers at Centre Spatial de Liege (CSL) of the University of Liege have advanced the field of space engineering through...

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    Standard treatments such as steroids, as well as illnesses such as diabetes, make the fungal infection worse -- Read more...

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    The Top Unsolved Questions in Mathematics Remain Mostly Mysterious

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    Just one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems named 21 years ago has been solved -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Snap Inc., the maker of the Snapchat app, will acquire the Prism Award-winning British AR technology company WaveOptics. The $500...

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    Neurodegenerative Disease Diagnostic Method Is Superior to Human-Led Approaches

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    CEA-Leti Unveils Autonomous Imager

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    SiLC Raises $17M in Series A Funding

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    Machine vision company SiLC Technologies raised $17 million in a Series A funding round led by Alter Venture Partners and...

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    AI-driven Method Developed to Diagnose Neurodegenerative Diseases

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    SiLC eyes lidar sensor ramp following $17M funding round

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    A “Nanophotosynthesis” Treatment for Stroke

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    Measuring Physical Properties of Liposomes and LNPs for RNA Delivery with Multi-Detector Asymmetric-Flow Field-Flow Fractionation

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    Xanadu closes $100M funding to develop ‘fault-tolerant’ photonic quantum computer

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    Investment to drive Canadian startup’s progress toward a quantum computing module to reach one million physical qubits.

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    SICK Announces Changes to Executive, Supervisory Boards

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    Robert Bauer, chairman of SICK AG’s executive board, will leave the company Sept. 30. He is expected to lead the...

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    CMU Receives Funding for Science Building, Robotics Center

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    Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) received a $75 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to support a robotics innovation...

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    Optical Rectennas Show Aptitude in Waste Heat Capture

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    Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed optical rectennas (short for “rectifying antennas”) capable of capturing excess heat...

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    Programmable 2D Nanomaterial Captures Artificial Light for Bioimaging

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    A light-harvesting nanomaterial inspired by the hierarchically structured biominerals in nature could be used to build artificial light-harvesting systems for...

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    Lynred NGP Infrared Detector to Join Company’s SWIR Linear Array as Part of Copernicus Program

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    Lynred, the developer of IR detectors that last month was pegged to develop a SWIR linear array for the Land...

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    Introduction to Peptide Analysis by HPLC

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    *Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST* This webcast will introduce...

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    iXblue expands into optical components and quantum sensing

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    French high-tech firm acquires compatriots Kylia and Muquans as it looks to build its profile in the photonics sector.

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    Hyperspectral imaging assists early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

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    Spectroscopy Technique Reveals Glass Surface Damage at the Nanolevel

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    Deterministic Approach Reduces Error Potential in Freeform Design Process

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    Researchers at Brussels Photonics (B-PHOT), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, developed a deterministic direct optical design method for freeform imaging systems....

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    Penn State develops spectroscopy to better identify imperfections in glass…

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    Smart Eye Acquires Affectiva

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    CELLINK Acquires Nanoscribe, Visikol

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    Organic Optogenetics Tool Shines Light on Brain’s Communication Pathways

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    IIT Delhi to Establish Optics and Photonics Center

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    µWAI (Micro-WAY) sensor is designed for smart phones, smart appliances; its power consumption is typically 3-6 µW.

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    Cellink targets lab-on-a-chip applications with Nanoscribe acquisition

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    WaveOptics snapped up in $500M deal

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    Novel supermirrors offer improved medical diagnoses and sensing

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    University of Vienna project develops optical coatings with record-low losses in mid-infrared.

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    Drug discovery and development company Eikon Therapeutics closed $148 million Series A financing and appointed Roger Perlmutter CEO. Eikon’s drug...

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    Coalition for Semiconductor Tech, $200M Fund to Catalyze Photonics Innovation in Canada

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    Separate initiatives revealed May 5 will support photonics R&D in Canada. The Semiconductor Council, a coalition that will build and...

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    II-VI optimistic as Apple backs further VCSEL expansion and development

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    Up to $410M from iPhone maker’s ‘Advanced Manufacturing Fund’ to boost production capacity and performance.

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    Zeiss and Deutsche Telekom launch tooz DevKit smart glasses in Germany

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    An opportunity for developer community to explore potential and create new applications, say partners.

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    Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet

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    Two teams have demonstrated new degrees of quantum measurements in micron-sized metal drums -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Ti:Sapphire Laser Sets Mark for Pulse Intensity

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    At the Center for Relativistic Laser Science (CoReLS, Institute for Basic Science in the Republic of Korea), researchers report they...

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    Actions not Acronyms: Applying Critical Thinking to Compliance

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    ***Live: Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 10am EDT | 9am CDT*** With so many acronyms and categories it can be...

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    Flu Has Disappeared Worldwide during the COVID Pandemic

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    The public health measures that slow the spread of the novel coronavirus work really well on influenza -- Read more...

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    Luminar-Airbus venture targeting autonomous aviation

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    Airbus UpNext’s new Vertex demonstrator fitted with Luminar technology is working towards safe, autonomous flight.

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    Silicon photonics helps Fabrinet to another record quarter

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    Optical packaging specialist posts best-ever sales and income figures, with further growth expected.

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    Metaform optics point to compact AR/VR glasses and imaging components

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    University of Rochester combines metasurfaces and freeform optics for compact high-resolution systems.

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    Reckless Rush to Reopen Threatens Chile's Exemplary Vaccination Strategy

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    Easing restrictions without clear risk communication undercuts some of the country’s hard-won progress in fighting the pandemic -- Read more...

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    People in the News: 05/05/21

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    ROANOKE, Va. — Fiber optic technology provider Luna Innovations named Brian Soller COO. Soller served as senior vice president and...

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    Freeform Optics and Metasurfaces Create Compact AR/VR Eyewear

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    A team from the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics imprinted freeform optics with a metasurface, in a combination of...

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    Salvo Technologies acquires Kreischer Optics

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    Acquisition expands company’s offering to customers, adding complementary optical fabrication capabilities.

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    High-BIAS2 project to accelerate quantum sensing

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    Project advances cold atom quantum gyroscope; new test flight partner completes the High-BIAS2 supply chain

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    People May Have Used Fire to Clear Forests More Than 80,000 Years Ago

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    Bushland around northern Lake Malawi in Africa might be the legacy of people burning forests tens of thousands of years...

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    Small Silicon Device Splits Terahertz Data Stream

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    An integrated multiplexer that exploits optical tunneling could pave the way for ultrafast wireless communication.

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    Apple’s $410M Award to II-VI Accelerates iPhone, Lidar Developments

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    Apple has awarded more than $400 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to optical components and semiconductor materials company II-VI....

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    Silicon Software GmbH Merges into Basler AG

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    Silicon Software GmbH has been merged into Basler AG. Basler acquired Silicon Software in 2018 and had managed it as...

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    Characterization of Monoclonal Antibodies Using In-Line SEC-ESI-MS

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    *** Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST*** A guide to...

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    Simultaneous Analysis of 19 Novel Synthetic Cannabinoids in Urine

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    This application note outlines a solid-phase extraction (SPE) and LC–MS/MS method for the analysis of 19 synthetic cannabinoids in urine.

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    Simplify Custom Tubing Assembly

    Intuitive Custom Tubing Assembly

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    Optimize Your Assembly Processes Through strategic partnerships, we engineer innovative fluidic components and subassemblies that result in optimized optofluidic systems....

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