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    Next-Generation HPLC Degassing

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    When analytical scientists review their HPLC laboratory set-ups, they typically have a couple goals in mind. How can we enhance...

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    microLED display developer Plessey to work with Facebook

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    Objective is to help Facebook prototype new optical technologies for applications in AR/VR space.

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    Why the Coronavirus Slipped Past Disease Detectives

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    Groups of scientists tasked with identifying pandemic-prone microbes were stretched too far and thin -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    European Photonics Adjusts to the COVID-19 Era

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    In the midst of the pandemic emergency, the research community in Europe and the U.K. improvises to adapt to new...

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    Business update: latest industry responses to Covid-19

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    Photonics organizations and companies continue to adapt to the pandemic, with significant trading continuing in new ways.

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    Map Reveals Hidden U.S. Hotspots of Coronavirus Infection

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    By adjusting for population, researchers have identified rural areas in several states that could be disproportionally affected by COVID-19 --...

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    High-Tech Ghost Ships Will Set Sail sans Sailors

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    Maritime technology groups are building robotic vessels to cross the oceans -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    The Loneliness of the "Social Distancer" Triggers Brain Cravings Akin to Hunger

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    A study on isolation’s neural underpinnings implies many may feel literally “starved” for contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic -- Read...

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    Tunable Colors Inspired by Nature

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    Researchers create tunable structural colors from a disordered nanostructure system.

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    Jelle Hendrix Wins 2020 HORIBA Award

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    HORIBA Scientific, a manufacturer of fluorescence spectroscopy systems, presented Jelle Hendrix, assistant professor at the Biomedical Research Institute of Hasselt...

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    NJIT Designers Fabricate Masks and Shields to Combat COVID-19

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    As medical supplies dwindle in the face of increasing numbers of COVINA-19 cases, members of the New Jersey Institute of...

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    Researchers Test Fiber Optics Seismology Solution

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    University of Michigan (U-M) researchers have demonstrated the potential for using existing networks of buried optical fibers as an inexpensive...

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    Intel Photonics Engine Promises Energy-Efficient Data Capacity

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    A research team at Intel has developed a photonic engine with the equivalent processing power of 16 100-Gb transceivers, or...

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    Second Sight to wind down on Covid-19 impact

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    Company developing artificial vision for blind people for past 20 years lays off the majority of its workforce with immediate...

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    NASA Moon Program and Hubble Telescope Successor Face COVID-19 Delays

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    Space agencies must balance keeping staff safe and meeting launch deadlines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Working Remotely? Dial In to a Photonics Media Webinar

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    As the days grow longer, so does our spring webinar schedule. This spring, there will be many opportunities to learn...

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    LZH demonstrates laser method to prospect undersea minerals

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    EU-funded project ROBUST examining marine soil samples on Pacific floor non-destructively.

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    UK team devises life-saving breathing aid for the NHS in 100 hours

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    Development by UCL-led group with Oxford Optronix can cut Covid-19 patient need for intensive care beds.

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    Olympus Global Image of the Year 2019 winners revealed

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    Competition demonstrated versatility of fluorescence microscopy in imaging biological samples.

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    An Ultrathin High-Resolution Camera

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    An insect-inspired compound-eye design and a multi-frame algorithm enable high-contrast and super-resolution imaging for potential use in biomedical and security...

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    Fraunhofer Spin-Off Develops Silicon Micro-Loudspeaker

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    The Fraunhofer IPMS spin-off company Arioso Systems GmbH has completed its first round of financing for its sound transducer principle...

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    The medium and the monitor

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    Humans are communicative beings. From Nüshu to TikTok, we need to express our thoughts, feelings, jokes, joys, and fears. Over...

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    French Startup Develops Neural Chip Technology for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

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    Cambridge Consultants, a global product development and technology consultancy firm, and French startup Neuro Engineering Technologies Research Institute (NETRI) have...

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    Amphibians aglow

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    Until recently, the scientific world knew of only a handful of biofluorescent amphibians. Today, scientists are wondering whether all amphibians...

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    Niagara College, Ontario, Canada

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    Niagara College students working in the photonics cleanroom. Courtesy of LASER-TEC. Since 2001, Niagara College has maintained a cluster of...

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    Eurofins Launches Testing Solution for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces

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    Eurofins Technologies, a provider of diagnostic technologies in the field of immunoassays and molecular detection methods, has launched GeneScan VIRSeek...

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    II-VI Inc ramps output of diagnostic testing parts to battle Covid-19

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    Components and subassemblies for molecular diagnosis of polymerase chain reaction testing to boost researchers' resources.

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    ASML cuts guidance but sees no drop in demand for lithography systems

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    Semiconductor equipment giant is working through Chinese shipment delays and supply chain disruption.

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    Basler issues cautious outlook after solid 2019

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    Maker of machine vision components anticipates gradual improvement in China amid sharp decline elsewhere.

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    Laser diodes grown directly on silicon substrates promise cheaper sensors

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    University of Montpellier project studied epitaxial integration of mid-IR laser sources.

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    VSBLTY and RadarApp Testing Crowd Temperature Scanning as COVID-19 Screening Tool

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    VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp., a retail software and technology company, and RadarApp, a Smart City Solutions provider, are testing crowd...

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    New Leadership at Zeiss Medical Technology

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    Andrew Chang will be appointed president of Carl Zeiss Meditec, and effective May 1, Euan Thomson will assume the roles...

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    II-VI ramps output of diagnostic testing parts to battle Covid-19

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    Components and subassemblies for molecular diagnosis of polymerase chain reaction testing to boost researchers' resources.

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    Antarctic Fish Is a Blood Doping Champion

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    To remain active in frigid environments, the bald notothen drastically adjusts oxygen in its blood -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Covid-19 lockdown slashes pollution over Europe

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    Data from Copernicus Sentinel-5P reveal strong reductions in NO2 pollution levels over Paris, Rome, Madrid.

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    Satellite Shows COVID-19 Lockdown Linked to Drop in Air Pollution Across Europe

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    Scientists from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) have been using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite to monitor both...

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    AI and Terahertz Radiation to Help Doctors Fight COVID-19

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    A team of researchers is working on developing an artificial intelligence-based terahertz radiation (t-ray) scanning unit to address the limitation...

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    Imaging Is Key Weapon in Coronavirus Fight

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    Faced with a critical shortage of resources in heading off the rapid spread of COVID-19 (commonly called “coronavirus”) around the...

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    Hot Topics in HPLC and HPLC 2020 Conference Preview, Part III:

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    This is the third in a series of articles exploring topics planned for the HPLC 2020 conference in San Diego,...

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    Hot Topics in HPLC Part III:

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    This is the third in a series of articles exploring hot topics in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Although originally...

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    Kyocera buying Showa Optronics to strengthen components offering

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    Acquisition of Japan-based firm intended to maximize synergy through combined technologies.

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    Empathy Machine: Humans Communicate Better after Robots Show Their Vulnerable Side

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    The behavior of such machines influences how people treat one another -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Could Newly Found "Peacekeeping" Cells Be a Weapon against COVID-19?

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    In mice, these white blood cells tamp down inflammation in the lungs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Ocean Species Are Shifting toward the Poles

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    Changes in species abundance can throw food chains out of whack and put livelihoods at risk -- Read more on...

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    Here's How Coronavirus Tests Work–and Who Offers Them

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    PCR-based tests are being rolled out in hospitals nationwide, and the Food and Drug Administration is fast-tracking novel approaches as...

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    Modified LCDs Test Color Vision

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    Using a low-cost LED-based setup, researchers have altered computer displays to better test color vision in crabs.

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    How AI and Supercomputers Combat COVID-19

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    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are contributing to the global fight against COVID-19 by combining AI, bioinformatics, and supercomputing...

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    Researchers Develop High-Efficiency Laser for Silicon Chips

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    Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich are one step closer to integrating lasers directly on silicon chips, allowing data to be transferred...

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    Olympus Announces 2019 Light Microscopy Award

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    Olympus has announced the winners of its first Global Image of the Year Life Science Microscopy Award. The winning image,...

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    The Effects of COVID-19 Will Ripple through Food Systems

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    Staple crops are likely to be less affected by measures to control the virus, but farmers growing more specialized ones...

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    Collision on One Side of Pluto Ripped Up Terrain on the Other, Study Suggests

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    A new computer model shows how a buried ocean on the dwarf planet might have enabled seismic waves to travel...

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    Laser Accelerator Doubles Down to Boost Energy

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    Tabletop-scale, proof-of-concept THz-driven electron accelerator achieves extra energy gains by recycling the driving pulse for a second round.

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    Covid19 impacts business – but some positive signs

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    Global economy headed for recession, smart phone output could drop 30% in H1 2020 – but many photonics companies dig...

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    Milky Way Dark Matter Signals in Doubt after Controversial New Papers

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    New analyses question whether mysterious gamma-ray and x-ray light in the galaxy actually stems from an invisible mass -- Read...

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    Coronavirus Vaccines May Not Work for the Elderly–and This Lab Aims to Change That

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    A team at Boston Children’s Hospital is searching for ways to boost a vaccine’s effectiveness for those who need it...

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    The Missing Link to the Quantum Internet

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    Harvard and MIT researchers have found a way to correct for signal loss in quantum computing with a prototype quantum...

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    Covid-19 impacts business – but some positive signs

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    Global economy headed for recession, smart phone output could drop 30% in H1 2020 – but many photonics companies dig...

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    Zeiss light sheet microscopy allows multiview imaging of cleared tissues

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    Lightsheet 7 platform designed to reduce imaging artifacts in optical sections.

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    Will String Theory Finally Be Put to the Experimental Test?

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    Physicists have found a way the theory might limit the cosmic inflation that is thought to have expanded the early...

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    A Chip to Battle Quantum Hackers

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    Compact photon sources enable measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution, which should be ideal for cryptographic networks.

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    Apple unveils new iPad Pro featuring LiDAR scanner

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    “Pro” cameras, LiDAR, motion sensors and its Liquid Retina display suit the iPad Pro to augmented reality applications.

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    Jenoptik puts dividend payment and 2020 outlook under review

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    Coronavirus emergency expected to hit consumer and automotive sectors hardest, thinks the German optics company.

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    Deformable mirror assists detection of gravitational waves

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    University of Adelaide project could prove useful for many beam-shaping applications.

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    NIST uncovers drivers of premature solar panel failures

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    Interactions between backside plastics, weather, environment and design thought to be speeding up degradation.

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    Paris Climate Agreement Architects Make a Case for "Stubborn Optimism"

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    It is possible for the world to cut emissions enough to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. But tenacious belief...

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    ams expects Osram deal to conclude by mid-year

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    Sensor firm says €1.65 BN rights issue partially funding the merger is proceeding as expected.

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    Chip-based devices feature optics for QKD datacoms

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    University of Bristol group says they will become part of secure "household internet connections".

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    Blickfeld eyes lidar ramp with series A funds

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    Munich-based MEMS lidar startup wins backing from Continental and Osram, among others.

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    Lessons from Past Outbreaks Could Help Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

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    The 1918 influenza pandemic and 2002–2003 SARS outbreak suggest social distancing measures, communication and international cooperation are the most effective...

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    Toward More Sustainable Wearable Optoelectronics

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    Team in China devises flexible, clear substrate for wearable tech, using waste fish scales as the raw material.

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    Lockheed Martin laser weapon to be intstalled on US Navy ship

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    HELIOS system meets US Navy requirements; to be integrated on Arleigh Burke destroyer in 2021.

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    Dancing Electrons Solve Long-Standing Puzzle of Oldest Magnetic Material

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    An international team of experimental and theoretical researchers has discovered fingerprints of the quasiparticles that drive the phase transformation in...

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    Super-Planckian Thermal Radiation Emitted From Photonic Crystal at Optical Wavelengths

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    Since the late 19th century, scientists have understood that, when heated, all materials emit light in a predictable spectrum of...

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    Rensselaer Offers AiMOS Supercomputer to Combat COVID-19

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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is enlisting AiMOS, one of the world’s top supercomputers, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic....

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    Researchers Call for Robots to Fight COVID-19

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    Robots conceivably could perform such tasks as disinfecting surfaces, taking temperatures of people in public areas and at ports of...

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    High-Speed Microscopy Tracks Millisecond Voltage Changes in Neurons of Awake Mice

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    University of California, Berkeley, researchers have built a microscope that can image the brain of an alert mouse 1000 times...

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    DHS Deems Chemical Industry Essential to Critical Infrastructure

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    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified the U.S. chemical industry and its workers as Essential Critical Infrastructure...

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    Larry Brilliant Helped to Eradicate Smallpox–and He Has Advice for COVID-19

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    The doctor’s firsthand experience with epidemics gives him a unique view of our current health crisis -- Read more on...

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    How to Triage Patients Who Need Intensive Care

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    A new computer model analyzes when to admit people to intensive care units—and when to move them out—which could help...

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    Kiel-led team's artificial solid fog creates 'pleasant' laser light

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    Aerobornitride is a highly porous material made of white graphene enabling new laser light applications.

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    Smartphone-Based System Tests for Infectious Diseases, Sends Results to Doctor

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    Engineers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into a smartphone. The lab,...

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    COVID-19 Update from Photonics Media

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    Dear Readers, We recognize that this is an unprecedented and difficult time. As we deal with the constantly changing COVID-19...

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    Coronavirus Testing Kits to Be Developed Using RNA Imaging Technology

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    A Simon Fraser University (SFU) research team will be using RNA imaging technology it has created to develop coronavirus testing...

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    Device Uses AI, Thermal Imaging to Survey Public Areas for Flu-Like Illness

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    A contactless, portable surveillance device, developed by a team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), can capture crowd-level bioclinical...

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    Hamamatsu Photonics Acquires 55% Share in Korean Branch

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    Hamamatsu Photonics has acquired a 55% stock share in Hamamatsu Photonics Korea Co. Ltd., a new company where Hamamatsu Photonics...

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    SPIE reschedules Photonics Europe and other events as digital forums

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    Canceled Strasbourg event is reborn online for April 6-10; other US SPIE events following suit.

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    Carbon Conundrum: Experiment Aims to Re-create Synthesis of Key Element

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    An Ohio particle accelerator will test an alternative idea of how the universe’s carbon came to be -- Read more...

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    Building High-Efficiency Underwater Solar Cells

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    Researchers provide guidelines for the optimal semiconductor materials for future underwater solar cells—calculating potential efficiencies of more than 65% in...

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    NeoPhotonics launches L-Band optical system to double fiber capacity…

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    …while Infinera achieves “record” 800G transmission over 950 kilometers.

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    OFC 2020: Adapted expo 'engages participants across the globe'

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    With its mix of live and virtual events, San Diego expo showcased technical research, new commercial solutions, multivendor demonstrations.

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    Near Real-Time Studies Look for Behavioral Measures Vital to Stopping Coronavirus

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    The goal is to identify the best means of encouraging individuals to change the way they live. Young people may...

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    Blood Ties: Vampire Bats Build Trust to Become Food-Sharing Pals

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    New research examines how the animals begin close, blood-sharing partnerships -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Energy Department Labs Close to Thousands of Visitors

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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has begun to restrict access and to ramp down activities at its national laboratories...

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    Chip-Based Quantum Key Distribution Could Secure Quantum Networks Cost-Effectively

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    A research team at the University of Bristol has demonstrated chip-based devices that contain all the optical components necessary for...

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    Flat lens offers route to focus-free imaging

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    University of Utah enhances depth of focus through nanostructures on the lens surface.

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    Amino Acid Rock Music Helps Build New Proteins

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    Some scientists teach computers to “see” proteins. Markus Buehler is teaching them to hear the compounds instead -- Read more...

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    Ultrasonic Attack Device Hacks Phones through Solid Objects

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    Hackers could trick voice assistants to make calls or compromise texts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Rockley backed by Cambridge investors

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    Ahren Innovation Capital makes the silicon photonics technology developer its latest investment.

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    Flat Lens for Focus-Free Imaging

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    Multi-level diffractive lens enables extreme-depth-of-focus imaging, which could make cameras less bulky, costly and complex while increasing functionality.

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    Atomic-Scale Imaging Reveals Strength Capabilities of Thin Film

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    Researchers at the University of Minnesota have used high-resolution TEM microscopy to image the atomic structure of ultrathin zeolite nanosheets,...

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    Use Advertising to Build Trust

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    “Trust leads to approachability and open communications.” — Scott Weiss In today’s B2B marketplace there are more brands than ever...

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    Imaging Agent Illuminates Cancer and Surrounding ‘Hijacked’ Cells

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    Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine have developed an imaging agent that can identify multiple types of tumors as...

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    Sizing up an expanding market

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    Sizing up an expanding market Doorbell cameras such as Nest and Ring have grown from a curiosity to a must-have...

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    Advancements in Telecentric Technology

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    The discipline of machine vision encompasses imaging technologies and methods to perform automatic inspection and analysis in various applications, such...

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    Consumer Electronics Inspection Put to the Test

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    Every year, smartphones, TVs, tablets, and computers get more capable in terms of screen resolution and processing power. Better consumer...

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    A Turning Point for Embedded Vision

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    Meet the author Ronald Mueller is an expert in the global machine vision industry, with a Ph.D. in computer vision...

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    Neuropa Project aims to modulate neural pathways in the brain

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    Horizon 2020 consortium will develop phytoptogenetics technique to influence neurons.

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    EPFL bonds perovskite with magnetic substrate to make more efficient hard drive

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    Forró Group tunes ferromagnet at room temperature with visible light, promising new generation of hard drives.

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    Smoking or Vaping May Increase the Risk of a Severe Coronavirus Infection

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    Though few studies have investigated the connection specifically, cigarette smoke and vaping aerosol are linked to lung inflammation and lowered...

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    OFC 2020: Hollow-core fiber advances towards exceeding telecom fiber limit

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    Researchers at Southampton's Zepler Institute for Photonics say this technology "will soon eclipse conventional optical fiber rates."

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    LZH and partners develop laser system to drill rivet holes in CFRP composites

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    "Labokomp" project significantly reduces drilling time per hole; an efficient process for series components.

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    Hyperspectral satellite data to get wireless optical links

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    BridgeComm says its global network of optical ground stations will be used to transmit imagery from HySpecIQ low-Earth orbit constellation.

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    Mitsubishi Electric targets auto lidar with large MEMS mirror

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    Future development expected to result in a vertical scanning angle exceeding 25 degrees.

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    SPIE Cancels DCS In-Person Conference, COVID-19 Leads to Surge in Online Conferences

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    SPIE has announced that it is canceling the in-person format of April’s Defense + Commercial Sensing Conference and moving online...

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    Supercomputing Centers Will Expedite Access to Fight Coronavirus

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    Effective immediately, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), the alliance of Germany’s three national supercomputing centers, will help researchers working...

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    Photonics Market Begins to Feel Impacts of COVID-19

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    With COVID-19 now declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and states of emergency declared around the globe, the...

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    CRISPR Technology to Target RNA Viruses Such as Coronavirus

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    Researchers at the New York Genome Center and New York University have developed a new kind of CRISPR screen technology...

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    With COVID-19, SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Conference Moves Online

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    Defense + Commercial Sensing, scheduled for April 26-30 in Anaheim, Calif., will be transitioning from an in-person to an online...

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    3–Photon Imaging Enters the Mainstream

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    If you work with multiphoton microscopy, three–photon imaging allows you to image even deeper into tissues with improved contrast. Semrock’s...

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    Could Our Energy Come from Giant Seaweed Farms in the Ocean?

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    A U.S. agency is funding projects to help create a bioenergy industry based on macroalgae -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Light and Heat Create New Biocompatible Microparticles

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    Using light and heat, researchers at Duke University developed a technique for manufacturing biocompatible microparticles for potential use in drug...

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    NIH Challenge Encourages Development of Hand-Held Devices for Disease Diagnosis

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    To spur the development of noninvasive, hand-held, digital technologies to detect, diagnose, and guide therapies for diseases with high global...

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    Optomagnetic Technology Could Reduce Coronavirus Diagnostic Time

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    A technology developed at Bar-Ilan University, based on a combination of optics and magnetic particles, can rapidly test samples of...

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    Research and Innovation that Develops HPLC Technologies

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    Businesses in the analytical laboratory market are constantly looking for modern management and productivity processes to adopt. Methods are increasingly...

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    Demand for FLIR Temperature Screening Devices Rises Along with Number of Coronavirus Cases

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    In efforts to contain the highly contagious virus causing COVID-19, thermal cameras, set up at checkpoints or hand-held by personnel...

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    A million volunteers in view

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    Bioengineering now makes up about 13% of the overall budget of the National Institutes of Health, and this number is...

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    Seeing Red, Green and In Between

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    Contact lenses embedded with plasmonic metasurfaces correct for color blindness, with the potential to address other vision deficiencies as well.

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    Esther Wertz Wins NSF CAREER Award

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    The National Science Foundation has named Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute physicist Esther Wertz the winner of its CAREER award to support...

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    AR Rapid Deployment Kits Aid Response to COVID-19

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    To help organizations collaborate and quickly train workers in R&D and manufacturing environments, augmented reality company Apprentice.io is sending dozens...

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    Butterfly Wing Nanostructures Achieve Ultrablack in Ultrathin Structures

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    A team at Duke University is studying butterflies with wings that are 10 to 100 times darker than everyday black...

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    OSA Honors Ursula Keller with Society’s Highest Award, Among Other Winners

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    The Optical Society (OSA) announced in early February that Ursula Keller of ETH Zurich would be honored with the society’s...

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    A New Light on Surface Science

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    A nanoscale 4D-printing technique offers light-based control of multiple parameters without photomasks, opening opportunities in surface chemistry.

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    SPIE seeks new date for Photonics Europe event

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    Postponed conference and technology exhibition was due to take place at the end of March.

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    Constant Shifts between Mental States Mark a Signature of Consciousness

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    Both of two essential brain networks that switch roles—one is on when the other is off—shut down in unresponsive individuals...

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    COVID-19 Spreads, New York Institutions Remain Resilient

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    New York state universities have begun moving to online classes. Courtesy of University of Rochester. ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 12, 2020...

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    ETH Researchers Demonstrate 5-Meter-Long Microwave Quantum Link

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    In the future, quantum links will connect clusters of quantum computers to form a local network. These links will need...

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    COVID-19 Increases Demand for Disinfecting UVLEDs

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    Seoul Viosys, a developer of UV LED technology and a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor, announced this week that customer inquiries...

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    Graphene-Based Metasurface Capable of Independent Amplitude and Phase Control of Light

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    A team of researchers has described a method of designing metamolecules that incorporate two independently controllable subwavelength meta-atoms. This two-parametric...

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    Jenoptik Acquires Remaining Shares of Japanese Division

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    Jenoptik has acquired the remaining 33.42% of the shares in Jenoptik Japan Co. Ltd. from its joint venture partner Kantum...

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    Preview of Topics at HPLC 2020, Part II:

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    This is the second in a series of articles exploring topics that will be addressed at the HPLC 2020 conference...

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    ASLMS 2020 Puts Lasers and Medical Research in Focus

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    The 40th annual ASLMS conference will be held in Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center. Images courtesy of ASLMS. Sessions,...

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    Hot Topics in HPLC and HPLC 2020 Conference Preview, Part II:

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    This is the second in a series of articles exploring topics planned for the HPLC 2020 conference in San Diego,...

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    Hot Topics in HPLC Part II:

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    Light-emitting fabric offers wearable luminous clothing

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    University of Windsor uses textile structure as integral part of illuminated elements.

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    Lockheed backs optical interconnects with Ayar Labs investment

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    Strategic funding intended to help accelerate commercialization of new high-speed photonic links.

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    Laser-patterned paper offers route to bacterial testing

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    University of Southampton microfluidic device could help tackle E. coli in developing countries.

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    Biggest ever European Space Agency budget to support gravitational wave interferometer, optical space network, and a series of new remote...

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    Ra Medical losses widen as co-founders depart

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    Californian developer of medical excimer laser systems posts $17M quarterly loss; now being investigated by multiple US government authorities.

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    German research group hints at entire 3D printed laser systems

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    LZH and partners report on GROTESK projects – the future of optical manufacturing – including automated 3D-printed laser manufacturing.

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    Optics and electronics developers cooperate to promote recycling

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    Project in Finland aiming to create recyclable, compostable components using renewables.

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    Foam Offers Optical Options

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    Researchers explore structure and optical properties of Weaire-Phelan foams, which display semiconductor-like band gap for certain light wavelengths.

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    Hourglass-Shaped Silicon Nanowire Photodiodes Provide Greater NIR Sensitivity

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    A team of researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology have developed near-infrared (NIR) photodiodes from silicon that are...

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    Clear, Conductive Coating Could Protect Solar Cells, Display Screens

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    MIT researchers have improved on their initial version of a transparent, conductive coating material for solar cells and touch screens,...

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    Harvard, MIT, Duke, US Army Team Up on Terahertz Technology

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    Researchers have created a new terahertz radiation emitter with coveted frequency adjustment capability. The compact source could enable the development...

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    Hourglass-Shaped Silicon Photodiodes Provide NIR Sensitivity

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    A team of researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology have developed near-infrared (NIR) photodiodes from silicon that are...

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    Hourglass-Shaped Silicon Photodiodes Provide Greater Sensitivity

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    A team of researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology have developed near-infrared (NIR) photodiodes from silicon that are...

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    Chromatography Data Systems: Perspectives, Principles, and Trends

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    This installment is the last of a series of four articles on high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) modules, covering pumps, autosamplers,...

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    Effects of Flow Rate on UV Detection in Liquid Chromatography

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    If I increase the flow rate of my separation when using UV absorbance detection, should I expect peak area to...

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    Space laser scans reveal massive migration of ocean wildlife

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    Based on findings from “CALIPSO” lidar and IR earth observation joint venture by NASA and French Space Agency.

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    Cooke Optics Opens LA Service Operation

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    Cooke Optics Ltd. has opened a service operation in Los Angeles to provide full lens servicing and testing. Michael Nadas...

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    pinMOS memory can be written and read optically or electrically

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    Researchers in Dresden have developed a new storage tech based on an organic light-emitting diode and an insulator.

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    Horizon2020-supported HIOS sensor project completed

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    First light sensor with optical stack, multiple filters, lenses; aperture replaces separate components.

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    Edmund Optics announces 2019 Educational Award winners

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    $45,000 in products to be presented to Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in Americas and Europe to support photonics research.

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    Mirrorcle targets robotics with MEMS lidar

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    Californian firm looks to stand out from the crowd with 'unique' dual-axis system design.

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    Machine-Learning Microscope Speeds Malaria Diagnosis

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    System combines deep neural network with programmable LED array to identify malaria parasite faster and more accurately in sparse samples.

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    Let Them Eat Pie: Digging into Edible Optics

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    The transparent pumpkin pie craze began in 2017 when chefs Simon Davies and Mike Bagale of cutting-edge, three-Michelin-star, Chicago restaurant...

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    Lynred Delivers IR Detector to MicroCarb

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    Lynred announced the delivery of the first flight-model of its largest short-wave infrared detector (SWIR), NGP, to the MicroCarb space...

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    Vuzix begins volume production for Ride-On's smart ski goggles program

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    Blade integrated into goggles to bring AR to the slopes for hands-free navigation etc.

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    Plasmonics-Based Light Detector Could Support Precision Agriculture

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    A new, broad-spectrum photodetector that can be implemented on a single chip has been developed at Duke University. The photodetector...

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    Fernando Zvietcovich awarded SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship

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    The 2020 award will support research into optical coherence elastography and its translation into clinics.

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    Schott invests €30M to open new glass-ceramic facility in Germany

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    Mainz hosts state-of-the-art CNC competence center focused on glass-ceramic Zerodur.

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    Peening eliminates cracks in 3D-printed metal parts

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    EPFL team develops double laser treatment to strengthen and finish components for wind turbines, aerospace and more.

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    HIV-Positive Babies Fare Better When Treatment Starts at Birth

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    Although not practical in many areas, the approach reveals clues to how the immune system battles the infection -- Read...

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    More Sensitive Terahertz Gas Analysis

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    A high-finesse Fabry-Pérot cavity boosts the sensitivity of terahertz spectroscopy, potentially expanding terahertz applications.

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    Investors back ColdQuanta with $10M

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    Venture capitalists inject more seed funding into Boulder-based quantum technology pioneer.

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    Hamamatsu produces terahertz waves at 450 μm

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    Said to be “world’s longest wavelength” output from a single semiconductor laser.

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    Edmund Optics Announces 2019 Educational Award Recipients

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    Edmund Optics has announced the recipients of its 2019 Educational Award program. The award is given in recognition of outstanding...

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    Tapered Optical Fiber Performs Multisite Photometry in the Brain

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    Researchers from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), the University of Salento, and Harvard Medical School have developed a light-based method...

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    2020 SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Fernando Zvietcovich

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    SPIE has announced Fernando Zvietcovich as the winner of the 2020 SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship in Problem-Driven Biomedical Optics and...

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    Photonics21 adds auto industry expertise to stakeholder board

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    European group elects representatives from Veoneer, Carl Zeiss, IQE, Adva, and 3D-Micromac to decision-making body.

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    Optics Society Awards 2020 SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship

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    SPIE has announced Fernando Zvietcovich as the winner of the 2020 SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship in Problem-Driven Biomedical Optics and...

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    Edmund Optics Announces Educational Award Recipients

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    Edmund Optics has announced the recipients of its 2019 Educational Award program. The award is given in recognition of outstanding...

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    2020 SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded

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    SPIE has announced Fernando Zvietcovich as the winner of the 2020 SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship in Problem-Driven Biomedical Optics and...

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    A Missing Neutron Star May Have Been Found after 30-Year Hunt

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    Astronomers say they have detected the long-sought remnant of a relatively close supernova -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A Microlens Array for “4-D” Imaging

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    Team in China proposes concentric arrangement of micron-scale liquid-crystal lenses that registers polarization and 3-D spatial information at the same...

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    Liquid Crystal Microlenses Enable 4D Imaging

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    Researchers from Nanjing University have developed a portable, inexpensive, and easy-to-use microlens to acquire 4D images. 4D imaging provides 3D...

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    Collaborative Work Advances Quantum Sensors for Bio Applications

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    A research team at Università degli Studi Roma Tre has shown that quantum light can be used to track enzyme...

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    Event Reconstruction System Uses Smartphone Video to Locate Shooters

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    A system that can accurately locate a shooter based on video recordings from as few as three smartphones has been...

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    Health Concerns Mount as More Old Sewer Pipes Are Lined with Plastic

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    Residents near renovation sites claim noxious emissions from pipe inserts are making them sick -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Electrode-Water Interface Produces Giant Pockels Effect for a ‘Liquid’ Light Modulator

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    A new type of light modulator could lead to a better understanding of how the Pockels effect occurs in different...

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    Smart Microscope Teaches Itself Best Settings for Diagnosing Disease

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    Engineers at Duke University used machine learning to develop a microscope capable of adapting its lighting angles, colors, and patterns...

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    The weight of a whale on a visual scale

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    How do you lift a whale? The question has been asked by many researchers for generations. Better yet: How do...

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    #FacesofPhotonics: Jet Propulsion Lab Photonic Part Specialist Cheryl Asbury

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    PHO-NATIC: The ever-curious Cheryl AsburyWhen you think of ballet, photonics isn't usually the first word that comes to mind -- unless...

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    Smart Microscope Teaches Itself Settings for Diagnosing Disease

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    Engineers at Duke University used machine learning to develop a microscope capable of adapting its lighting angles, colors, and patterns...

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    Lab on a Chip presents prestigious prizes at MicroTAS 2019

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    The µTAS 2019 Conference was held from 27-31st October in Basel, Switzerland. Maria Southall, Deputy Editor of Lab on a Chip, attended the conference and...

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    Scientists Make Vampire Bats Glow to Simulate Vaccine Spread

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    University of Michigan scientists and their colleagues used glowing fluorescent gel to test the potential effectiveness of vaccines to control...

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    LCGC Announces the 2020 Winners of the Lifetime Achievement and Emerging Leader in Chromatography Awards

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    LCGC , the leading resource for separation scientists, is proud to announce that Daniel W. Armstrong and Szabolcs Fekete are...

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    Formnext 2019: Fraunhofer IWS presents COAXshield and LIsec AM systems

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    Enabling fine-tuning for additive production; local molten pool shield for laser powder build-up welding; and control of powder flow.

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    Ayar Labs chosen as optical partner in Intel’s DARPA PIPES project

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    Optical communications accelerator also announces customer sampling program this week at Supercomputing.

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    Office Workers May Be Breathing Potentially Harmful Compounds in Cosmetics

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    Some cosmetics and deodorants contain chemicals that, when released into the air, may pose a risk to human health --...

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    Device Puts Photons in the Fast Lane

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    Rapid electro-opto-mechanical switch could, researchers believe, find use in autonomous vehicles and neural-net and quantum computers.

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    What Makes a Song? It's the Same Recipe in Every Culture

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    Humans everywhere bring together pitch, tempo and the like in a similar fashion -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Brain Circuit Involved in Compulsive Drinking Identified in Mice

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    Activity in this circuit predicted which animals would keep drinking despite negative consequences -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Art in Science Competition Winner and runners up announced at MicroTAS 2019

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    Lab on a Chip and the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) presented the Art in Science award at the µTAS 2019 Conference on the 30th...

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    Microscopy Innovation Allows for Simultaneous Quantitative and Bright-Field Imaging

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    Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have designed a microscope lens that is able to take...

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    The Relightables System Captures Character Lighting for Virtually Any Environment

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    Computer scientists at Google have developed a system for high-quality, relightable performance capture. The volumetric capture system, called The Relightables,...

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    Purdue Teams Unravel Mysterious Mediterranean Island

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    Purdue researchers used drones and lidar mapping systems to better understand the history of Dana Island, located off the southern...

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    Microscope Lens Innovation Enables Simultaneous Imaging

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    Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have designed a microscope lens that is able to take...

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    NIST high performance camera could detect extraterrestrial life, dark matter

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    Camera consists of sensors made from superconducting nanowires, which can detect single photons; among best photon counters available.

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    US academic-military group creates tunable terahertz laser

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    Harvard SEAS, MIT and US Army develop compact, room-temperature THz source; promising better imaging, communications.

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    Heliogen claims solar thermal breakthrough

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    Machine vision approach tweaks mirror optics to generate enough heat for industrial processes, says Bill Gates-backed startup.

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    Formnext 2019: Divergent to purchase 5 AM machines from SLM Solutions

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    US-based vehicle and parts maker expands laser selective melting resources for series production of critical components.

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    New Virtual Reality Interface Enables "Touch" Across Long Distances

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    Lightweight, flexible patch conveys a tactile sensation directly to the skin -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Record-Breaking Gamma Rays Reveal Secrets of the Universe's Most Powerful Explosions

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    Two teams of astronomers using ground-based telescopes to study gamma-ray bursts have detected the highest-energy light ever seen from celestial...

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    NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Unexplained Oxygen on Mars

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    Fluctuating levels of the atmospheric gas, a potential tracer of alien life, have left researchers mystified -- Read more on...

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    nLight adds laser weapons expertise with Nutronics acquisition

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    Cash-plus-stock deal to buy Colorado firm adds beam-combining knowledge; also boosts fiber laser firm's stock price.

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    Targeting Gut Microbes May Help Stroke Recovery

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    Growing evidence from mouse studies suggests that a healthy microbiome might improve poststroke outcomes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Quantum Optics Meets Enzyme Biology

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    Research team in Italy proposes a single-photon approach for real-time tracking of enzyme activity that could overcome some problems in...

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    Photonic Accelerator Could Increase Computation Speed and Efficiency

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    A new photonic integrated circuit device, developed by researchers in Japan, can be placed at the front end of a...

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