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    Americans Increase LSD Use–and a Bleak Outlook for the World May Be to Blame

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    Millennials and older adults lead the surge while Gen Z stays on the sidelines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Bose-Einstein Condensate Formed in Record-Breaking Time

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    Researchers at Aalto University and the University of Eastern Finland have created a Bose-Einstein condensate in femtoseconds (fs) — a...

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    Scientists Support Use of UVC Light to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Indoors

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    Experts in the fields of virology, immunology, aerosols, architecture, and physics surveyed the possible methods to prevent SARS-CoV-2 propagation in...

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    Spectral Mapping of Heart Tissue Could Help Improve Ablation Therapy

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    An ablation catheter incorporating near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy mapping was able to distinguish various tissue types in hearts donated from patients...

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    Oak Ridge Lab develops microscope with a chemical lens

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    Noninvasive instrument allows researchers to capture bio-images with ultrashort laser pulses.

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    Schott and Lumus agree to co-develop waveguides for AR applications

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    New strategic partnership in which R&D will be undertaken by Lumus; optics manufacturing by Schott.

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    Comet NEOWISE Could Be Spectacular: Here's How to See It

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    Already visible to the naked eye, the object may soon brighten to create the greatest celestial light show in decades—or...

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    Ships Hit Smaller Sea Animals More Often than Researchers Thought

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    New research sheds light on the range of creatures killed and injured by collisions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    NIH Researchers Speed Image Processing for Fluorescence Microscopy

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    Advances in image processing techniques could reduce post-processing time for highly complex microscopic images up to several thousandfold, based on...

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    Molecular Qualities Captured with Plasmons

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    Specific properties of small amounts of molecules can now be isolated with the use of graphene-metal film structures, thanks to...

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    Covid-19 update: 09 July 2020

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

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    ams finally seals Osram deal

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    Long-running acquisition saga comes to fruition following European Commission approval.

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    Imaging Photosensitive Corals

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    A custom-built light-sheet microscopy system illuminates corals only on the focal plane to study the marine creatures without disturbing them.

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    ChromSoc Announce Martin & Jubilee Medal Winners

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    The Chromatographic Society have announced the winners of their 2020 Martin Medal and Jubilee Medal as Professor Gert Desmet, Vrije...

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    Nanostructures based on butterfly wings boost solar cell performance

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    University of Oulu predicts enhanced light harvesting efficiency of Si-based photovoltaics.

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    Vaccinations Have Sharply Declined Nationwide during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    Rates of childhood immunization have fallen across the U.S., raising the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks​ -- Read more on...

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    Bonati Appointed as CTO and Head of R&D at FISBA AG

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    Guido Bonati was appointed CTO and head of research and development at FISBA. In this role, Bonati is responsible for...

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    Red Light Optically Improves Mitochondrial Function in Aging Eyes

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    Declining eyesight in humans was shown to improve when subjects looked at a deep red 670-nm light beam for three...

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    Osram reveals infrared laser bars for metal processing

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    EKOLAS research project yields powerful laser bars with significant efficiency and performance values.

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    Team at INRS demonstrates pulse compression method to boost laser intensity…

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    …while Leibniz Institute, Berlin, achieves ‘highest peak power’ for ultrashort 2µm pulses.

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    Uncovering Temperatures Within 3D Objects

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    A noninvasive, high-resolution technique called depth thermography can create 3D maps of temperatures inside an object.

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    How We Help Forecast the COVID-19 “Cytokine Storm”

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    Until there is a vaccine or anti-viral medications for COVID-19, the treatment for hospitalized patients is to help alleviate their...

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    Smart Photonics bags €35M investment

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    Netherlands-based photonic integrated circuit (PIC) wafer foundry backed for expansion by local venture group.

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    Jenoptik set to expand again with Trioptics acquisition

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    Two-stage deal to buy optics metrology firm is expected to complete by the end of next year.

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    OCT angiography improves views of retina blood flow

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    Projects from Boston and Portland could help translation of OCTA into clinics.

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    Summer on Mars: NASA's Perseverance Rover Is One of Three Missions Ready to Launch

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    A new generation of orbiters, landers and rovers will study the Red Planet as never before, setting the stage for returning pristine...

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    How Human Brains Are Different: It Has a Lot to Do with the Connections

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    Different mammals demonstrate common patterns in brain connections. But our own species has a few twists of its own --...

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    Modelling arthritis

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    The function of tissues degrade during the course of human life, whether the cause is genetics, accidents, or wear and...

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    Alltec/FOBA Appoints Managing Director

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    FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving has appointed Sebastian Blösch as managing director. Blösch previously served as finance director and deputy...

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    Asphericon and OptoSigma Announce a New Partnership

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    Asphericon and OptoSigma have entered into a new partnership and supply agreement. The agreement includes distribution of asphericon’s aspheric optics...

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    ORC spinout Covesion launches R&D projects for PPLN crystals

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    Periodically-poled lithium niobate crystal developer gains funding from Innovate UK for two 18-month programs.

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    Olympus Announces Sale of Imaging Business

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    Olympus Corp. has announced the intent to sell the Olympus Imaging Business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc. (JIP), due to...

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    Stingers Have Achieved Optimal Pointiness, Physicists Show

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    A single equation describes the shapes of stingers, spikes and spines throughout the natural world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Photoluminescence Techniques Map, Measure Semiconductor Thermal Conductivity

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    As new materials emerge, thermal conductivity measurements will need to be developed to handle materials with a small size and...

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    Neural Cells Studied After Space Gravity Exposure

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    A researcher from UCLA recently sent human brain cells into space, with the goal of understanding how they react to...

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    A Spider-Silk-Based Lens

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    An optical biolens based on arachnid web material is capable of generating flexible “photonic nanojets” for biological imaging.

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    Optogenetics for Plants

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    Gene-expression switch that turns on in red light and off in white light could help extend optogenetic control to plant...

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    CMM Optic Expands into Electro-Optical Systems with Acquisition

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    CMM Optic has acquired the Rochester Hills, Mich., operation of Global Imaging Technologies, formerly known as Axsys Technologies and Speedring,...

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    SMART Photonics Raises €35M to Accelerate Photonic Chip Manufacturing

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    SMART Photonics, the independent foundry for photonic integrated circuits, today announced a €35M Series C investment from a Dutch consortium...

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    Trumpf takes SPI Lasers further under its wing

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    SPI products now available via Trumpf sales channels following rebranding of UK-headquartered fiber laser subsidiary.

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    'Hybrid' Quantum Networking Demonstrated for First Time

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    By exploiting the wave-and-particle-like nature of light, a new technique offers the best of both worlds -- Read more on...

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    The Dentist Will See You Now: But Will You See the Dentist?

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    Dental practices are taking measures to keep patients safe. Some people are wary, however -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Tuning Light Absorption to Manage Energy

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    Photosynthesis model shows how green plants transform light energy into chemical energy, which could be useful for solar power designs.

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    Covid-19 update: 02 July 2020

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

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    Photonic Technologies Energize Sustainability

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    It could be a greener world, thanks to photonic technologies. That’s the conclusion of a 2020 study1 forecasting that photonics...

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    Jenoptik Acquires TRIOPTICS

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    Jenoptik AG has announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares in TRIOPTICS GmbH. Both parties to the contract have...

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    Simulacra and synthetics

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    Among the many writers who have explored the concept of the simulacrum, two come to mind: Hans Christian Andersen and...

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    The seismic crown

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    When 700,000 spectators line the streets of Pasadena, Calif., to watch the Rose Parade every January, they may notice which...

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    Industry Consortium Forms to Drive New Standard for Optical Laser Sources

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    The CW-WDM MSA (Continuous-Wave Wavelength Division Multiplexing Multi-Source Agreement) Group announced its formation as an industry consortium dedicated to defining...

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    Massive Light Emission from Nanogap Between Plasmonic Electrodes

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    While investigating above-threshold light emission from electromigrated tunnel junctions, researchers from Rice University and the University of Colorado Boulder discovered...

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    II-VI plans to raise more than $750M with twin stock offering

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    Photonics company looking to exploit high current stock price to help repay borrowings.

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    Tissue clearing reveals details of animal nervous systems

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    Austrian project develops clearing protocol suitable for larger organs and whole animals.

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    Astronomers May Have Glimpsed Light from Merging Black Holes

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    If confirmed, the controversial result could open new vistas on cosmic collisions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Quantum Entanglement Demonstrated Aboard Orbiting CubeSat

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    An international research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has generated and detected quantum entanglement onboard a...

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    SPI Lasers to Rebrand Under TRUMPF Banner

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    TRUMPF has announced that it will be combining TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH and SPI Lasers UK Ltd. under the...

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    LZH's Moonrise project simulates 3D-printing on the moon

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    Research project in which moondust is laser-melted under lunar conditions suggests moon-based manufacturing is feasible.

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    German team produces 'Damascus Steel' by 3D laser-printing

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    Max-Planck and Fraunhofer ILT create the hard-yet-tough "sword steel" crystal structure; suited to various applications in industry.

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    Laser endoscope begins lung cancer pilot

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    Mauna Kea Technologies ‘Cellvizio’ platform being evaluated in Johnson & Johnson collaboration to diagnose peripheral lesions.

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    Tiny Vibrating String Reveals Squeezing

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    Resonator’s spectrum could be exploited in new types of nanomechanical sensors for measuring force or mass.

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    Jenoptik expands military laser rangefinder capabilities in the US

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    Adding custom engineering and testing to Jupiter, FL, facility; adding to LRF range in 2020.

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    Plug-and-play lens brings adaptive optics to commercial platforms

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    Group including Delft University of Technology simplifies adoption of adaptive techniques.

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    Tiny Gravitational-Wave Detector Could Search Anywhere in the Sky

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    A much smaller and more reproducible version of LIGO could transform gravitational-wave astronomy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    To Spot Future Coronavirus Flare-Ups, Search the Sewers

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    Wastewater-based epidemiology can test large groups of people and help better allocate scarce resources -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    SPIE, ICFO Unveil $1M Endowed Diversity-Focused Chair at ICFO

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    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and ICFO, the Barcelona-based Institute of Photonic Sciences, a center devoted to...

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    RUB Scientists Show Radiative Auger Process in Quantum Dots, in Single-Photon Limit

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    Scientists at Ruhr-University Bochum, working with researchers based in Basel and Copenhagen, have demonstrated the connection between the radiative Auger...

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    Mystery Object Blurs Line between Neutron Stars and Black Holes

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    Existing in the “mass gap” dividing two classes of cosmic heavyweights, the object could be the most massive neutron star,...

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    Misplaced Analogies: COVID-19 Is More like a Wildfire Than a Wave

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    Epidemiologist Sarah Cobey describes the massive epidemic as burning through the population -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Hospitals Experiment with COVID-19 Treatments, Balancing Hope and Evidence

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    With little data on what works and what doesn’t, doctors trade tips and argue about risks -- Read more on...

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    ETH Team Finds Way to Produce More Precise Diffraction Gratings

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    For decades, scientists have tried to improve the design and production of diffraction gratings, one of the oldest and most...

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    As Lockdowns Ease, European Photonics Ponders the Future

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    The gradual reopening of economies after COVID-19 lockdowns has rekindled research and business activity—but pervasive uncertainty remains.

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    Raicol Crystals and Qubitekk Awarded Grant from BIRD Foundation

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    Raicol Crystals, manufacturer of nonlinear crystals for space, aviation, and pharmaceutical applications, and Qubitekk, a manufacturer of products for quantum...

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    ETH Team Leads Way to More Precise Diffraction Gratings

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    For decades, scientists have tried to improve the design and production of diffraction gratings, one of the oldest and most...

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    How to Protect Yourself during Protests

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    Demonstrators face tear gas, flash bangs, coronavirus and surveillance -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    STEM’s Racial-Injustice Problem

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    A long-time advocate for STEM equity talked with OPN about the lack of Black representation in physics, and some of...

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    Optical Technology Covers Soldiers on Battlefield

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    Military personnel have sophisticated technology at their fingertips in combat, and thanks to a federally funded research program, they may...

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    COVID-19: Putting UV-C to Work

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    Two groups sketch out different potential approaches for safely using ultraviolet light to defang the coronavirus in occupied indoor settings.

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    Integrated Platform for Visible-Light Chip Could Further Miniaturization

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    To support the miniaturization of optical devices and components, a scientific team led by researchers at ITMO University has devised...

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    Photonics technologies get quantum project support in UK and Israel

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    QLM and Raicol Crystals among the companies to benefit from latest project funding.

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    TU Vienna develops 'ordered' laser light using turbulence

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    Team from Vienna, Milan, Harvard and Yale universities create frequency combs with quantum cascade lasers.

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    Olympus to sell off historic imaging business

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    Japanese company has been making and selling cameras since 1936, but is now much more focused on medical technologies.

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    China Reaches New Milestone in Space-Based Quantum Communications

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    The nation’s Micius satellite successfully established an ultrasecure link between two ground stations separated by more than 1,000 kilometers --...

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    How Long Do Neutrons Live? Space Probe Could Put Debate to Rest

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    Scientists used Venus to measure neutrons’ lifetime, offering hope for an answer to a decades-old mystery -- Read more on...

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    Microlasers Capture Heart’s Rhythm from Inside

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    Dynamic, rapid changes in the heart that can be seen from the outside are dramatic, but they’re nothing compared to...

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    SPIE and ICFO announce $1M endowed diversity-focused Chair in Barcelona

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    SPIE@ICFO Chair for Diversity in Photonic Sciences is part of a $2.5M optics and photonics education-funding initiative.

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    Covid-19 update: 25 June 2020

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

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    Black Astronomers Highlight Achievements and Obstacles

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    One of the forces behind #BlackInAstro week shares her optimism for the future -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Detecting Antibodies with Bioluminescence

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    A rapid, cost-effective device for antibody detection uses bioluminescent proteins, cotton threads and a smartphone.

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    Single-Photon Technology Could Allow High-Sensitivity, Low-Power OCT

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    A detection technology used in quantum optics also could be used to perform OCT (optical coherence tomography) with lower light...

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    EU project touts 100 Gb/s silicon photonics transceiver module

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    Development under recently completed COSMICC effort said to meet both cost and power reduction demands.

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    Quantum-inspired detection improves OCT imaging

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    University of Auckland project lowers light power needed when imaging sensitive organs.

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    Electrified Fabric Could Zap the Coronavirus on Masks and Clothing

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    New materials and coatings could make fabric inactivate or repel viral particles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    NASA's Hunt for Lunar Water Intensifies

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    The space agency’s plans for sustainable lunar outposts could hinge on finding—and using—what may be the moon’s most precious resource...

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    Applied Photophysics and Fluorescence Innovations Team Up on Protein Stability

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    Applied Photophysics and Fluorescence Innovations have entered into a joint venture agreement to develop and produce protein stability systems for...

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    SPIE and University of Colorado herald new $2.5 M Chair in Optics and Photonics

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    Baur-SPIE Endowed Chair at JILA is part of a $2.5 M education-funding initiative for photonics.

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    Quantum Tech Lowers OCT Light Requirements

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    Single-pixel detection scheme enables good image quality using much lower light power than traditional OCT setups.

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    Global reverberations

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    As we enter the summer months, so much is still unknown about the coronavirus pandemic’s lasting impact. When will the...

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    UKIVA, AIA Events Move Online in Response to COVID-19

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    In May, the UK Industrial Vision Association’s (UKIVA’s) Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition (MVC) canceled its on-site event and instead...

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    Imaging Method Could Detect Liver Disease

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    It’s currently difficult to screen for certain liver diseases and to monitor these conditions once they’re discovered. A team led...

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    Hot Topics in HPLC, Part VII: Chromatography Used to Defend Against Counterfeit and Illegal Agricultural Products

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    This is seventh in a series of articles exploring hot topics in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Estimated losses due...

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    Thulium laser assists treatment of kidney stones

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    Olympus platform said to halve the time needed to treat patients.

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    What "Less Lethal" Weapons Actually Do

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    Rubber bullets and tear gas are not as innocuous as they sound -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    How 'Superspreading' Events Drive Most COVID-19 Spread

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    As few as 10 percent of infected people may drive a whopping 80 percent of cases in specific types of situations...

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    CytoSMART Technologies Appoints Supervisory Board Members

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    CytoSMART Technologies has appointed Dr. Peter Djali and Bill Rhodes as members of its supervisory board, with Rhodes to serve...

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    Ultracold Atoms in Optical Traps Could Form Quantum Rings

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    Ultracold atoms trapped in appropriately prepared optical traps can arrange themselves in complex, hitherto unobserved structures, according to scientists from...

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    NIST and UCSB develop amplifier-free optical comb-on-chip

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    Developers says their design for this precision "optical rule" could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, telecoms.

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    Schott and Edmund Optics partner to improve access to filters…

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    ...and Edmund Optics and Cailabs work together to make reflective beam shaping more widely available.

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    Is Dark Matter Made of Axions?

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    New experimental results suggest these long-sought subatomic particles could explain the universe’s missing mass -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A Gene May Help Discern Language Tone Differences: Is It Shí or Shì?

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    Subtle variations in our DNA may have led to the modulation of pitch to convey word meaning -- Read more...

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    What 'Less Lethal' Weapons Actually Do

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    Rubber bullets and tear gas are not as innocuous as they sound -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    The First Organism on Earth May Have Been a Genetic Hybrid

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    A new experiment suggests DNA and RNA may have formed together before the origin of life -- Read more on...

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    Looking Forward to APC

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    Two members of the Advanced Photonics Congress Strategic Planning Committee discuss the highlights of the upcoming virtual meeting and share...

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    Twisted Layers of 2D Materials Can Be Used to Propagate and Control Light

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    An international scientific team has demonstrated that twistronics — the science of layering and twisting 2D materials to control their...

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    Google to Present End-to-End System for Immersive Light Field Video

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    Google will demonstrate a system for capturing, reconstructing, compressing, and rendering high-quality immersive light field video, at bandwidths low enough...

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    Why It Would Be Hard to Link a Coronavirus Spike to Recent Protests

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    Large crowds, tear gas and jail cells could contribute to transmission of the virus. But it would not be easy...

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    The First Gene on Earth May Have Been a Hybrid

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    A new experiment suggests DNA and RNA may have formed together before the origin of life -- Read more on...

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    Ringing Up Progress for Integrated Frequency Combs

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    Research group reports advance toward chip-based, microring combs that can be manufactured at scale—a potential impetus to new applications in...

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    How to Evaluate Coronavirus Risks from Black Lives Matter Protests

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    Large crowds, tear gas and jail cells could contribute to transmission of the virus. But it would not be easy...

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    Zoos Find Creative Ways to Cope with Coronavirus Lockdowns

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    The institutions are turning to various solutions, including livestreams and fundraisers, to connect with would-be visitors and continue caring for...

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    Trump vs. Biden: How COVID-19 Will Affect Voting for President

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    Republicans’ and Democrats’ distinct responses to the pandemic could influence in-person and mail-in voting—and who wins -- Read more on...

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    Michael Cumbo appointed to lead US AIM Photonics

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    New York welcomes home Rochester native to lead $600 million photonics hub based in Albany.

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    Nanosheets Regulate Cells with Light

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    Photoresponsive nanomaterials can direct cellular functions for potential applications in cancer therapy and regenerative medicine.

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    3D-Printed Living Tissues a Step Closer

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    3D printing can be used to produce parts of the body such as orthopedic joints and prosthetics, as well as...

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    Brass Roots Breaks Ground on New Facility

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    Optical and electronic engineering firm Brass Roots Technologies announced the construction of a new mixed-use building in Allen, Texas. Site...

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    Northrop Grumman wins $151M infrared defense deal with USAF

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    To provide LAIRCM anti-missile systems and upgrades, modifications for wide range of military aircraft.

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    Osram could see €100M cash hit this year

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    Lighting and photonics giant now expecting revenues to decline 35% in current quarter; UV-C lamps approved for coronavirus disinfection.

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    COVID-19 Worsens Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder–but Therapy Offers Coping Skills

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    The pandemic has heightened OCD phobias such as fear of germs. Yet some patients say experience with anxiety, and treatment for...

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    Controlling Metal Magnetism with Lasers

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    Additive manufacturing technique creates unique, complex magnetic structures, potentially opening the door for tunable shape-memory alloys.

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    Immervision Unveils InnovationLab

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    Immervision, a developer and licensor of optics and imaging technology, announced the opening of its InnovationLab for OEMs (original equipment...

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    Covid-19 update: 18 June 2020

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

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    The Brain Interprets Smell like the Notes of a Song

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    The sequence in which clusters of olfactory neurons switch on can evoke the smell of an apple instead of a...

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    Champion ONE Merges with Approved Networks

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    Champion ONE, a designer, marketer, and supplier of optical networking components worldwide, announced its merger with Approved Networks and its...

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    AIM Photonics Announces New CEO

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    AIM Photonics, a program of NY CREATES, announced the appointment of Michael J. Cumbo as CEO, effective July 6, 2020....

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    IOWN GF Elects Directors from Chunghwa Telecom, Dell, and Microsoft

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    The Innovative Optical and Wireless Network Global Forum (IOWN GF) announced that its board has elected three additional directors: Dr....

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    SPIE, University of Colorado Announce $2.5M Baur-SPIE Endowed Chair

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    SPIE has announced the establishment of the Baur-SPIE Endowed Chair in Optics and Photonics at JILA, a joint institute of...

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    CIASM microscopy shows details of the cellular neighborhood

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    Stanford University technique pinpoints proteins within bacterial cells.

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    Slimy Mudflat Biofilms Feed Migratory Birds–and Could Be Threatened

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    The highly nutritious, shimmering goo is a vital source of energy for long-distance fliers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Sprinkled Silver Traps Infrared Light

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    Graphene plasmon device could lead to a new generation of sensors and provide a platform for studying ultrastrong coupling phenomena.

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    Societies Announce 2020-2021 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows

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    The Optical Society (OSA); the Materials Research Society (MRS); and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, have announced...

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    1550nm lidar overcomes reliability problems

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    AEye’s 4Sight sensor based on MEMS using small mirrors exceeds automotive standards for shock and vibration.

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    ESA’s latest CubeSat PICASSO to analyze the atmosphere

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    Mission to filter sunlight in earth’s surroundings to monitor damage to the ozone layer.

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    From Dinosaurs to Disney, Children Take Cues from Adults on Real vs. Make-Believe

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    Kids rated whether Santa Claus or the Wiggles actually exist in a test of cultural beliefs -- Read more on...

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    Common Steroid Could Be Cheap and Effective Treatment for Severe COVID-19

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    The results of a trial that found dexamethasone reduced the risk of death in extremely ill coronavirus patients have yet...

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    Did Galaxies Grow from Quantum Static?

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    A new test could determine whether large-scale cosmic structures have microscopic origins -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    COVID-19 and Amazon Fires Choke the Lungs of Brazilians–and the Planet

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    Fine dust from the burning rain forest could exacerbate coronavirus infections amid signs that the blazes might be particularly severe...

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    Latin America Faces a Critical Moment in the Battle against COVID-19

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    A Pan American Health Organization public health expert shares his views on the outlook for the region, which has more...

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    Police Violence Calls for Measures beyond De-escalation Training

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    Pairing the practice with greater accountability, better oversight of law enforcement and efforts to reimagine the role police play in...

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

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    NASA Proposes New Rules for Moon-Focused Space Race

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    Metamaterial Can Change Optical Properties, Become Invisible or Reflective in IR Spectrum

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    Researchers at ITMO University and the University of Exeter have developed a metamaterial capable of changing its optical properties without...

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    Inventing the World’s First Continuous-Wave Laser

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    UCI Physicists Exploring Use of Blu-Ray Disc Lasers to Kill COVID-19

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    Hot Topics in HPLC, Part VI: Chromatographic Innovations for Cell Therapies

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    Zeiss braces for Covid-19 impact

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    Bridgelux proposes new metric for naturalness of light

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    Average Spectral Difference intended to quantify how closely its sources match natural daylight.

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    Human Viruses Can Jump into Animals, Too–Sowing the Seeds of Future Epidemics

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    Researchers at Swiss National Science Foundation Develop Monitoring Tool Using Optical Fibers

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    Research Group Develops Thermo-Photoluminescence for Rapid Imaging and Measurement

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    ITMO develops 'chemically-synthesized' optical switch

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    Scientists at ITMO, St Petersburg, say the switch, based on a metal-organic framework, could support ultrafast memories.

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    Astronomers Get Earliest Ever Glimpse of Ancient Giant Galaxy

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    New Artificial Eye Mimics a Retina's Natural Curve

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    Hollow Fiber Boosts Polarization Purity

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    UniKLasers to expand following latest equity round

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    Raman spectroscopy observes bacteria growth in real-time

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    Pi in the Sky: General Relativity Passes the Ratio's Test

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    Scientists Apply Raman Spectroscopy to COVID-19 Testing

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    BAE Systems wins $27M deal to fit IR defense kit on USAF aircraft

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    A Laser History of the VCSEL

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    Fiber optic network monitors hard-to-read glacier movements

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    Prof Fabian Walter of ETHZ says fibers are easier to install and offer more measurement points than seismometers.

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    Laser-powered rover to explore Moon’s dark shadows

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    A History of the VCSEL

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    Organizations Team Up to Celebrate International Day of Light

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    Hollow-core fiber polarisation purity boost for next-gen instruments

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    ORC Zepler Institute development exhibits 1000x quality improvement over “state-of-the-art” solid core fibers.

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    Expanding Paved Areas Has an Outsize Effect on Urban Flooding

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    The Laser at 60: Wilhelm Kaenders

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    Photoacoustic Imaging with Robotic Visual Servoing Could Enable Safer Cardiac Interventions

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    Laser-Cooled YbOH Molecules Could Support New Discoveries in Physics

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    TB Bacteria Measured with Light and Sound

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    Photoacoustic Imaging Could Make Cardiac Interventions Safer

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    Osram’s Q2 revenue dips 8% but pre-tax earnings lift

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    Masks Reveal New Social Norms: What a Difference a Plague Makes

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    Coloring the World of 3D-Printed Objects

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    Covid-19 update: 14 May 2020

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    VTT Launches Plan to Build Finland’s First Quantum Computer

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    SCAPE Microscopy Captures Image of Odor Detection

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    Silicon photonics markets extend beyond datacoms – analyst Yole

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    Employees awarded equity as Novanta cuts costs

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    Two‐photon patterning guides cells in the right direction

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    Coronavirus Test Shortages Trigger a New Strategy: Group Screening

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    The Laser at 60: Teri Odom

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    Texas A&M’s Pettigrew Elected into American Academy of Arts & Sciences

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    Long-Lasting Phonons for Light Storage

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    An image of COVID-19

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    Pettigrew Elected into American Academy of Arts & Sciences

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    Heartbeat elastography allows assessment of cornea condition

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    ICESat-2 laser scan reveals extent of polar ice loss

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    Hot Topics in HPLC, Part V: Exciting New Developments in Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography

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    Future Volvo cars to use Luminar LiDAR for self-driving

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    The Laser at 60: John Bowers

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    Imaging Technology Allows Superresolution of Nanoscale Structures Inside Whole Cells

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    The Laser at 60: Constance Chang-Hasnain

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    nLight loss widens as margins shrink

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    Covid-19 update: 07 May 2020

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    'Breakthrough' COVID-19 Tests Are Currently Cheap, Fast–and Not Very Accurate

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    Making Hydrogen for Clean Energy

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    Optical test could ensure perfect avocado ripeness

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    IPG bounces back despite Covid-19 complications

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