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    Michigan team wins funding to upgrade HERCULES laser to 3 PW

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    New 'ZEUS' facility will become the highest-power laser in the US when completed.

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    Lab on a Chip Thematic collection on cancer immuno-therapy-open for submissions

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    We are very happy to announce a new thematic collection in Lab on a Chip on immunotherapy with Professor James...

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    Visions of a Quantum Internet

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    A plenary talk at FiO+LS 2019 dug into the potential, and challenges, in creating a worldwide network of quantum information.

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    Chromacity joins 'deep tissue' laser development project

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    Compact optical parametric oscillators to be developed specifically for three-photon microscopy.

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    SLAC takes delivery of world's largest optical lens

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    Digital camera optics for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope leave LLNL ready for integration.

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    Invicro Appoints Morris VP of Scientific Imaging Research

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    Invicro has appointed Evan Morris vice president of scientific imaging research at their New Haven, Conn., location. Morris serves as...

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    Corning hit by macro slowdown

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    Glass giant warns that disruption in displays and communications sectors will hit sales in current quarter.

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    The Social Impacts of AR/VR

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    MIT professor and wearable-computing pioneer Thad Starner spoke about the social implications of augmented reality and related technologies at FiO+LS...

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    “True Believers” Envision a VR/AR Future

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    At FiO+LS 2019, three leaders in VR/AR research looked at the elements that will define market-leading displays for virtual and...

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    Help for Getting Back in Focus

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    A presentation at FiO+LS 2019 recounted progress toward a device to help aging persons regain the ability to dynamically refocus...

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    MicroLED array improves light delivery for optogenetics

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    New system is aimed at optical stimulation and neuroscience in large animal models.

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    Imec and NUS working on chip-based quantum cryptography

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    Aim is to develop and integrate all QKD key components in a single silicon-photonics chip to counter quantum-based threats.

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    TKH Group Acquires SVS-Vistek

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    TKH Group has announced the acquisition of machine vision company SVS-Vistek GmbH. The acquisition strengthens TKH’s position in the machine...

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    Elbit Systems US Subsidiary Completes Acquisition of Harris Night Vision

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    Elbit Systems subsidiary Elbit Systems America has acquired Harris Night Vision for $350 million. The company was previously owned by...

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    Nano-antenna IR detectors 'ready for industry transfer'

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    Ultra-thin detector layer improves thermal imaging sensitivity with dramatically reduced dark current, says Sandia development team.

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    A Newly Identified Protein May Be the Key to Vanquishing the Common Cold

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    Inactivating this protein in human cells and mice provided immunity to a range of viruses, but an effective treatment is...

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    Hunt for Cause of Vaping Illness Suggests Multiple Mechanisms of Damage

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    The leading hypothesis for the appearance of deadly lung problems does not fit with all presentations of the illness --...

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    Checking in with the Brightest Light Initiative

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    The technology co-chair of a 2019 ultrafast laser workshop gave audiences a sneak peek into an upcoming report, identifying future...

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    Color: From Nature to Applications

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    OPN talks with U.K. researcher and FiO+LS 2019 invited speaker Silvia Vignolini about her work engineering structural colors based on...

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    Nanophotonic Design, Optimized

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    Stanford University’s Jelena Vuckovic sketched out her team’s machine-learning-driven approach to designing tiny photonic components—and making them semiconductor fab–ready.

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    Sensor Detects Buried Objects from Moving Vehicle

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    A new laser-based sensor, developed by a team at the University of Mississippi, can detect buried objects such as land...

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    Repetitive Optical Selective Exposure Could Improve Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy

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    An interferometric, single-molecule localization method for superresolution fluorescence microscopy, developed by scientists at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese...

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    Team Up with Optofluidic Experts

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    Life science instruments are typically designed and developed by experts from various specialties. These experts are primarily focused on differentiating...

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    High-speed wavefront shaping offers improved imaging in tissues

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    University of Colorado Boulder phase-control technique is an order of magnitude faster than other technologies.

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    GE Additive cuts ribbon on Bavarian campus

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    New home for former Concept Laser additive manufacturing division expected to employ 700 once complete.

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    Drenchable Drones, Prickly Cells and Face-Tracked Chimps: Science GIFs to Start Your Week

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    Enjoy and loop on -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    New Proof Solves 80-Year-Old Irrational Number Problem

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    Mathematicians have finally proved a conjecture on approximating numbers with fractions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Compressive Sensing Speeds Two-Photon Microscopy While Maintaining Image Quality

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    To enhance the imaging speed of two-photon microscopy without compromising resolution, researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong combined...

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    Foresight to Collaborate with Guide Infrared

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    Vision systems company Foresight Autonomous Holdings has announced a collaboration with infrared camera manufacturer Wuhan Guide Infrared. The companies will...

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    Solliance and Miasolé’s record conversion for flexible solar cells

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    23% efficiency achieved for flexible perovskite and CIGS-tandem design development.

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    Union rejects ams' offer to buy Osram

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    Group works council believes identified 'synergies' will mean significant job cuts in Germany.

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    Applying Your Ph.D. to Industry

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    A professional-development session at FiO+LS 2019 covered the top 40 jobs for STEM Ph.D.s—and how to score them.

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    Sizing Up Markets for Autonomous Systems

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    Talks at FiO+LS 2019 offered different perspectives on the prospects for optical sensors in self-driving cars, drones and other platforms.

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    Light Confinement Gets Extreme

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    In a “Visionary Speakers” talk at FiO+LS 2019, Jeremy Baumberg of Cambridge University looked at the emerging discipline of “picophotonics”—and...

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    Ultrablack Coating Is 10× Darker Than Other Very Black Materials

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    MIT engineers have developed a material they say is 10× blacker than any ultrablack material that has previously been reported....

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    Nanotronics Announces New Manufacturing Facility

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    Nanotronics and New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul have announced a high-tech manufacturing center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The...

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    Optical Lace Could Give Robots Higher Tactile Capabilities

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    Optical lace — lacings of stretchable optical fibers distributed throughout 3D-printed elastomer frameworks — could be used to create a...

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    Compressive Sensing Speeds 2-Photon Microscopy While Maintaining Image Quality

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    To enhance the imaging speed of two-photon microscopy without compromising resolution, researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong combined...

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    Digging Into Quantum Sensors

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    FiO+LS 2019 kicked off with a rich survey of the state of the art in atom interferometers and other quantum...

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    Why Amazon Trees Are Especially Vulnerable to This Year's Fires

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    Even trees that look as if they survived will die in the coming years, because they did not evolve fire-resistant features...

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    II-VI Inc. and LITE-ON Partner on Lidar

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    II-VI Inc. has signed a strategic partnership agreement with optoelectronic specialist LITE-ON Technology Corp. The partnership will enable the volume...

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    A Second Interstellar Object May Be Streaking through Our Solar System

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    The “fluke” find of a possible visitor from another star after the 2017 discovery of ‘Oumuamua offers thrilling scientific opportunities...

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    Researchers Remove Obstruction to High-Quality Single Photon Emission in Quantum Dots

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    Quantum dots (QDs) are an efficient interface between matter and light and could potentially form the basis of quantum communications....

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    Using Renewable Energy to Power LEDs at Night

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    An inexpensive thermoelectric device demonstrated the ability to power an LED at night by harnessing the cold of space to...

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    Two-Level Optogenetic Device Could Broaden Options for Large Mammal Behavioral Studies

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    An implantable microLED optrode array, developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Utah, is capable...

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    2-Level Optogenetic Device Could Broaden Options for Large Mammal Behavioral Studies

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    An implantable microLED optrode array, developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Utah, is capable...

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    GWU Hospital and Novarad develop AR surgical planning

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    Hospital is first in US to use AR to help plan a surgical operation, improving accuracy and shortening operating and...

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    Launchpad fire delays launch of SOLISS system to ISS

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    Non-lethal incident prevents lift-off of optical communications system, developed by Japanese team.

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    The Gravitational-Wave "Revolution" Is Underway

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    As the fourth anniversary of the first detection approaches, the field continues to mature—with a bright future ahead -- Read...

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    Laser tweezers help stabilize atomic clock

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    Preliminary data suggest that trapping and controlling individual strontium atoms with light beams yields better performance.

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    Migrating Birds May Be Collateral Damage for a Popular Pesticide

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    Neonicotinoids may be partly responsible for declines in songbird populations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Fight or Flight May Be in Our Bones

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    A protein released from bone is involved in triggering the body’s reaction to stress -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    AI-Assisted Art Investigation

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    A deep neural network algorithm for separating mixed X-ray images of the Ghent Altarpiece could have far-reaching applications in art...

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    Orsila Assumes Roles of President, CEO of Modulight

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    Modulight Inc. has named Seppo Orsila as president and CEO, effective immediately. Petteri Uusimaa will assume the roles of vice...

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    Sensing a change in metrology

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    The rise of image-based metrological systems has helped drive the development of sensors and the optical technology that supports them,...

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    WaveOptics eyes production ramp with $13M top-up

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    Designer of diffractive waveguides for augmented reality closes out oversubscribed series C venture round.

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    Quantum Xchange launches Phio TX to make QKD 'commercially viable'

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    Out-of-band key delivery over optical networks makes existing encryption infrastructure quantum-safe and overcomes limitations.

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    No Bones about It, People Recognize Objects by Visualizing Their "Skeletons"

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    This basic ability gives humans a leg up on computers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Graphene key to terahertz space telescopes

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    Breakthrough at Chalmers University of Technology to “revolutionize sensors used in next-gen space telescopes.”

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    Hyperspectral system short-listed for drug detection contest

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    Headwall Photonics technology one of eight technologies that will be evaluated for detecting opioids in mail packages.

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    Astronomers Find Water on an Exoplanet Twice the Size of Earth

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    Water vapor in the skies of the world K2-18 b may make it “the best candidate for habitability” presently known...

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    No Bones about It: People Recognize Objects by Visualizing Their "Skeletons"

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    This basic ability gives humans a leg up on computers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A 50-Km Quantum Transmission Over Fiber

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    Researchers have observed light–matter quantum entanglement over a 50-km stretch of optical fiber, a step toward future quantum networks.

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    Terahertz Heterodyne Detection with Graphene Could Power Next-Gen Space Telescopes

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    Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated a terahertz (THz) detector made from graphene for use in next-generation astronomy...

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    NIST Automates and Upgrades Its LED Photometry Lab

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    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has improved the accuracy and speed of its calibration service for assessing...

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    Flipping the switch on food choice

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    A hungry fly lands on a pile of edible goop and begins to eat. Suddenly, a green light appears in...

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    A Blood Test Might One Day Mass-Screen Military Personnel for PTSD

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    An assay that measures 28 variables could identify individuals who need further treatment -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    3-D Printers Could Help Spread Weapons of Mass Destruction

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    Experts warn that new technology makes it easier to covertly produce WMDs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    TULIPP platform blooms for enhancing image processors

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    European development project leads to more energy-efficient, less costly embedded image processing systems for monitoring, medicine and more.

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    Cascade laser probes fireball chemistry

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    System shows how concentration of combustion gases differs, depending on the type of explosive used in a bomb.

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    Lidar expert Clayton Turner appointed NASA Langley director

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    Rochester Institute of Technology graduate previously worked on several Earth observation programs, spearheading lidar development for space applications.

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    A Blood Test Might One Day Mass Screen Military Personnel for PTSD

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    An assay that measures 28 variables could identify individuals who need further treatment -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Lorne Trottier Acquires Full Ownership of Matrox

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    Lorne Trottier, co-founder of Matrox, has acquired full ownership of the Matrox group of companies, including its three divisions: Matrox...

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    Even if Injection of Fracking Wastewater Stops, Quakes Won't

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    Salty fluid sinks and puts pressure on rock, potentially triggering faults in Oklahoma for years to come -- Read more...

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    LBP Purchases Symons Mirror Technology

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    LBP Optics has announced the purchase of Symons Mirror Technology, an optical and mechanical component diamond machining company. The acquisition...

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    Biomaterial from Bacteria Shows Promise for Range of Photonic Applications

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    An international research team showed that a material created using tellurium nanorods, which are produced by naturally occurring bacteria, could...

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    Perfect Soliton Crystals Boost Performance of Microresonators

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    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) scientists have bypassed light-bending losses that can occur when light pulses exit an optical...

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    Mathematical Model Based on Maxwell’s Equations Leads to Discovery of New Lightwave

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    Equations developed by physicist James Clerk Maxwell have helped to reveal how crystals can be manipulated to produce a distinctive...

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    Single-Nanowire Spectrometer Is Independent of Tabletop Optical Components

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    Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a microspectrometer based on a single, compositionally engineered nanowire that is independent...

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    Can Spaceflight Save the Planet?

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    Spin-offs from space science and exploration offer eco-friendly benefits for Earth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Wearable-Implantable Sensors Thematic Collection-open for submissions

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    We are very pleased to announce a new Thematic Collection on Wearable and Implantable sensors! A ‘super-team’ of Lab on...

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    Harvard Bioscience Elects Edrick to Board of Directors

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    Harvard Bioscience Inc. has elected Alan Edrick to its board of directors, effective Sept. 3. Edrick, 51, serves as executive...

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    India Loses Contact with Lunar Lander

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    The Chandrayaan-2 mission’s Vikram lander is presumed lost after falling silent in the final moments of its descent -- Read...

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    Test Pilot Geese, Planetary Wrecking Balls and Super AI Vision: The Week's Best Science GIFs

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    Enjoy and loop on -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    SCD Awarded More Than $40M in Contracts for MWIR Detectors

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    SemiConductor Devices has been awarded a number of contracts in North America and Europe, totaling more than $40 million, for...

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    Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Provides 1-nm Resolution

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    Tip-enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy (TERRS) has been demonstrated by a research team at Fritz-Haber Institute. The results suggest that TERRS...

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    Quantum communications kit tested in €18M pan-European effort

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    Equipment from ID Quantique and Toshiba Research Europe to be deployed across the continent.

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    Spaceflight Alters the Gut Microbes of Mice and Men

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    Intestinal bacteria in mice on the space shuttle and International Space Station underwent changes similar to those of astronaut Scott...

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    Gender Bias and Hiring Practices in STEM

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    Researchers examine the interactive effect of implicit and explicit gender biases on scientific hiring committees, finding that fewer women are...

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    Attollo Engineering Awarded $24M Contract

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    Laser sensing and infrared imaging company Attollo Engineering LLC recently won a $24 million OTA (Other Transaction Authority) contract as...

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    Midwave Infrared Laser Allows Study of High-Explosive Detonations

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    Scientists at the University of Arizona and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories used a broadly tunable swept-wavelength external cavity quantum cascade...

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    The chips are down (again) says analyst IHS Markit

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    Semiconductor sector crash continues in the first half of 2019 as market posts worst figures for a decade.

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    Semiconductor combination yields more power from solar cells

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    Capitano research project at Karlsruhe investigates benefits of mixing perovskite with CIGS to boost photovoltaic efficiency.

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    What Chili Peppers Can Teach Us about Pain

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    U.C. San Francisco researcher and Breakthrough Prize–winner David Julius talks about capsaicin, opioids and snake vision -- Read more on...

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    Satisloh Names Lothes President and CEO

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    Optics manufacturer Satisloh has named Peter Lothes as the company’s president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. Lothes became Satisloh’s worldwide...

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    Satisloh Names Lothes CEO

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    Optics manufacturer Satisloh has named Peter Lothes as the company’s president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. Lothes became Satisloh’s worldwide...

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    Color-matched solar car roof debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show

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    At next week's IAA, Fraunhofer ISE will present "invisible" solar panels that can charge batteries and extend drive range by...

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    Lumotive and Himax Technology Set Sights on Autonomous Vehicle Market with High-Performance Lidar

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    Lumotive, a startup funded in part by Bill Gates, has announced a collaboration with Himax Technologies Inc. to jointly develop...

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    €10.6M project seeks to resurrect concentrated solar power

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    ‘HIPERION’ effort to establish concentrating module pilot line capable of harvesting solar energy under cloudy conditions.

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    Laser coating process better protects car brake discs

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    Fraunhofer ILT-developed EHLA technique is reliable, efficient, and greener. To be presented at Frankfurt Motor Show.

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    An All-Optical Artificial Neural Network

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    Researchers have demonstrated a two-layer all-optical neural network with both tunable linear operations and nonlinear activation functions.

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    Berliner Glas Takes on Apprentices

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    Berliner Glas welcomed 22 apprentices on Sept. 2, 16 of whom will work in Berlin and six at SwissOptic AG...

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    Differential Detection Improves Accuracy in Diffractive Optical Neural Networks

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    Improvements to an optical neural network being designed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) take advantage of the...

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    Right here, right now

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    In 1950, the physicist Enrico Fermi casually asked the now-famous question, “But where is everybody?” while in a conversation about...

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    Arizona Optics Valley

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    Founded in 1992, Optics Valley is the oldest optics, photonics, and astronomy cluster in the world. As part of the...

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    3 Questions with Susan Houde-Walter of LaserMaxDefense

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    Your online profile says you were the first female regular faculty member of the Institute of Optics at the University...

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    US Department of Energy backs 'quantum repeater' development

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    $13.7 million earmarked over next few years to help extend range of quantum-encrypted networks.

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    Toyota teams up with 3D Systems on laser sintering

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    Partnership with the auto giant's motorsports division looks to advance laser additive manufacturing techniques.

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    Improved diffuse optical tomography allows imaging deeper within the brain

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    Washington University in St. Louis and University of Birmingham use phase data to boost image quality.

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    Earth's Orbital Shifts May Have Triggered Ancient Global Warming

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    A new study combining astronomical and geologic data hints at an extraterrestrial cause for extreme climate change 56 million years...

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    Luxinar Opens Regional Office in Germany

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    Luxinar Ltd., previously Rofin-Sinar UK, has opened a regional office near Hamburg, Germany. The official opening took place Aug. 28....

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    Photoreceptor-Binding Nanoparticles Could Enable Mammals to See Beyond Visible Spectrum

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    No mammalian photoreceptor can effectively detect light that exceeds 700 nm, and mammals are unable to see near-infrared (NIR) light...

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    University of Strathclyde to host new quantum research center

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    Photonics and quantum technology development firm M Squared is opening a quantum research facility in Glasgow, Scotland.

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    Gold nanoparticles offer route to prostate cancer therapy

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    Clinical trial evaluates Nanospectra Biosciences technology in latest anti-cancer application.

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    Improving OCT’s Lateral Resolution

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    Data acquisition at multiple angles, coupled with computational model to map refractive-index variations, sharpens OCT images and could expand the...

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    DOE Funding Will Speed Progress in Quantum Computing and Communications

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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $60.7 million in funding to advance the development of quantum computing and...

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    The Twists and Turns of Plasmonic Antenna Design

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    Two recent studies explore parameters for constructing nanoscale optical antennas used in devices for detecting infrared signals and the “handedness”...

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    Lumentum Announces Herscher as New Board Chair

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    Lumentum Holdings Inc. has announced the appointment of Penny Herscher as chair of its board of directors. She has served...

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    Computational Imaging Tools Improve OCT Resolution in Lateral Direction

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    A new technique called optical coherence refraction tomography (OCRT) is able to increase the resolution of OCT down to a...

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    Don't Believe the Hype: The Pumice Raft Won't Save the Great Barrier Reef

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    The floating shelf of volcanic stone more than twice the size of Manhattan will nonetheless bring a fascinating array of...

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    Nanomachines, Jellyfish Hugs and Hurricane Dorian from Space: The Week's Best Science GIFs

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    Enjoy and loop on -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Radiant Vision Systems to Host Seminar on Light and Color Measurement

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    Radiant Vision Systems will host a half-day educational seminar on “Light and Color Measurement” in the Detroit area Sept. 26....

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    Quantum Entanglement Sent Over 50 Km of Optical Fiber

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    A team from the University of Innsbruck and the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy...

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    All-Optical Neural Network Uses Parallel Computation to Speed Problem-Solving

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    In a step toward making the use of large-scale optical neural networks practical, researchers at The Hong Kong University of...

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    Schott and EV Group team up on mixed-reality wafers

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    Glass giant partners with lithography equipment firm to mass produce high-refractive-index material.

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    ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites document Amazon fires

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    Sentinel-3 spots 4000 fires between 1st-24th August, 2019, compared with 1110 in same period in 2018.

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    Massive Study Finds No Single Genetic Cause of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior

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    Analysis of half a million people suggests genetics may have a limited contribution to sexual orientation -- Read more on...

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    Lab-Grown "Mini Brains" Can Now Mimic the Neural Activity of a Preterm Infant

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    The so-called organoids are not capable of complex thought but could be used to study neurological diseases -- Read more...

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    Welding with Pulsed Lasers Protects Temperature-Sensitive Materials

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    A new ceramic welding technology developed by engineers at the University of California, San Diego and the University of California,...

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    EV Group Partners with SCHOTT on 300-mm Nanoimprint Lithography

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    EV Group (EVG) has partnered with SCHOTT to demonstrate the readiness of 300-mm nanoimprint lithography (NIL) for high-volume patterning of...

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    Self-calibrating endoscope offers improved 3D imaging of cells

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    TU Dresden design enables real-time calibration for lab-on-a-chip and optogenetics studies.

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    Laser-printing technique produces waterproof e-textiles in minutes

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    Next-gen waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed with graphene elements, say its developers at RMIT, Melbourne.

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    California team tailors ultrafast laser pulse train to weld ceramics

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    San Diego researchers devise an approach that could solve a key problem in materials processing.

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    Former Google engineer charged with theft of lidar trade secrets

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    Anthony Levandowski left Google’s Waymo division to set up self-driving startup subsequently acquired by Uber.

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    New Elevation Measure Shows Climate Change Could Quickly Swamp the Mekong Delta

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    The surprise revelation means 12 million Vietnamese may need to retreat -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A Polarizing Peek into Crab Vision

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    Fiddler crabs possess a parallel-channel vision system that allows them to independently process polarization and intensity, increasing their chances of...

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    HÜBNER Photonics Cuts Ribbon on New Facility

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    The HÜBNER Group has opened a new facility to support research, development, and manufacturing of laser technology for HÜBNER Photonics....

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    MEMS Drive and SmartSens to Collaborate on CMOS Image Sensing for Nonmobile Applications

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    A cooperation agreement between CMOS imaging systems provider SmartSens and image stabilization innovator MEMS Drive could further research into the...

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    New Insights into Self-Insight: More May Not Be Better

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    An innovative study technique yields surprising results that counter the popular idea that knowing yourself is good for you --...

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    Raytheon sensor to fly on NASA satellite to monitor Earth's oceans

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    Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer being built under University of New Hampshire contract.

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    Osram shareholders to face takeover options

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    Sensor maker ams cleared to bring forward its €4.3 BN offer, but influential German union criticizes the potential deal.

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    Tibit completes $25M Series B funding

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    New investment in optical transceiver developer led by Intel Capital plus new backers Swisscom and AJU IB.

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    Experiment Closes Loopholes to Provide New Evidence of Quantum Interactions

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    Although quantum phenomena are being explored for applications in computing, encryption, and sensing, the physics behind quantum phenomena is not...

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    Intense Light Therapy Before Surgery Could Help Protect Heart

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    Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that intense light amplifies a specific gene — Period...

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    Quantel Medical acquires Optotek Medical

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    Culmination of longstanding collaboration between Lumibird subsidiary and Slovenian firm.

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    Disappearing Plastics Stay Strong in the Shadows and Melt Away in the Sun

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    The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) has appointed Werner Feith as its new standards manager. Feith will be responsible for...

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    Integrated Photonics Focus of AIM Summer Academy at MIT

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    AIM Summer Academy 2019 has opened registration for its weeklong “photonics boot camp” featuring intensive short courses on integrated photonics...

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    Through a cheaper ‘book of life’

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    Mapping the human genome project has been one of the world’s largest scientific collaborations. Completing the full genome sequencing for...

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    Three Teledyne Divisions Merge, Open Office in Tokyo

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    Teledyne e2v, Teledyne DALSA and Teledyne Princeton Instruments are combining new office space in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, where the three entities...

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    OCT imaging with AI screening improves retinal diagnosis

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    System from Optovue and Ping An Technology has now completed a clinical trial.

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    Creative Types Reserve a Special Corner of the Brain for Dreaming Big

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    Artists, novelists, actors and directors excel at tapping into “imagination” circuits -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Beautiful Math

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    A new book shows off spectacular works of art inspired by mathematical principles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    ITMO Researchers Make Inroads in Optimizing Nanoparticles’ Response to Light

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    Physicists from ITMO University have discovered new features of dielectric nanoparticles’ optical response using an improved method for electromagnetic field...

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    Ultraviolet-localized photoacoustics improves infrared microscopy of tissues

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    Caltech project uses UV and IR pulses to overcome problem of water-background signals.

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    How Wild Should We Let the Solar System Be?

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    Experts argue that more than 85 percent of the solar system should be left untouched so that we can sustainably...

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    Cannabis Compound Eases Anxiety and Cravings of Heroin Addiction

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    Cannabidiol reduces levels of stress hormone and blunts urge to use opioids -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Laser Beam Helps Protect Signal Proteins Used for Tissue Engineering

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    A University of Washington research group has used laser light to tether and untether signal proteins to the scaffolds used...

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    Image Spectrometer Captures and Calibrates Record Amounts of Data Rapidly

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    Researchers at Rice University have developed a compact, fiber-based image spectrometer for remote sensing. Called the Tunable Light-Guide Image Processing...

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    Huawei row hits photonics stocks

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    Value of Neophotonics, Lumentum, and II-VI all slump after blacklisting order by US government.

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    How to Be a Data-Driven Parent

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    Economist Emily Oster explains how to make the best decisions for your particular child, using the scientific evidence at hand...

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    Imaging Goes Deeper

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    Wound healing, memory formation, disease detection — these complex biological interactions have remained an enigma to researchers. The primary issue...

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    Nanoscribe installs GT2 3D printer in Keio University

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    First installation offers optimized design, new printing materials to enable high-resolution microstructures up to 8mm.

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    NIST team develops chip-scale optical clock

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    Smaller than conventional devices, made of three small chips plus electronics and optics, new clock is based on semiconductor laser...

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    Rapid-fire terawatt laser up and running at ELI-ALPS

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    Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) facility in Hungary switches on ‘Sylos 2A’ femtosecond source in ceremony with Gérard Mourou.

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    From Machine Vision to Active Perception

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    Research group develops novel framework for leveraging data from event-based, or neuromorphic, cameras.

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    Meyer Named EMVA Young Professional 2019

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    The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) has recognized Johannes Meyer with its Young Professional Award 2019 for his work on...

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    Are We More Attracted to People Who Look like Our Parents?

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    Though we might be drawn to people who have physical commonalities with us and therefore our parents, findings say this...

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    Dynetics to build 100 kW laser weapon with Lockheed and Rolls-Royce

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    Contractor beats Raytheon to seal $130M deal with US Army’s Space and Missile Command division.

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    Correction Systems for Deep Imaging Drive More Precise Views

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    Multiphoton microscopy is widely regarded as the primary technique for deep imaging in live tissue. However, image brightness and resolution...

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    Two-Cavity System Generates High-Quality Single Photons Efficiently

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    A new dual-cavity design for a quantum emitter, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), emits more high-quality single photons...

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    Award Recipient Will Use Funding to Predict the Unexpected in Nano Fabrication

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    The inconsistent performance of photonic and electronic integrated circuits is the focus of Early CAREER award recipient Zheng Zhang, an...

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    MVTec’s Eckstein to Shift Role

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    Wolfgang Eckstein is retiring as MVTec’s managing director to concentrate on his duties as the company’s co-owner and co-founder. Eckstein...

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    PI appoints Rego VP, GM of North America operations

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    PI (Physik Instrumente) LP, a solution provider in motion control and positioning components and systems, has appointed Dave Rego vice...

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    NIH grant furthers Kinetic River Corp. cell analysis system

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    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), via its National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), has awarded Kinetic River Corp....

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    Leica Biosystems attains US patent for RTF technology

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    The U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent to Leica Biosystems for Real-Time Focusing (RTF) technology (U.S. patent 9,841,590). The...

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    Ultrabright thin-film technology development receives ERC grant

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    Paul Heremans, fellow and director of the Large Area Electronics at imec, has received a grant from the European Research...

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    Retinal imaging innovator receives Queen’s Award

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    Optos, a developer of advanced retinal imaging technology, is among the recipients of the 2019 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The...

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    Pinning Down Color Centers for Quantum Applications

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    Team led by Oxford scientists cooks up a method for precisely engineering diamond NV centers, a popular candidate carrying quantum...

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    Retinal imaging innovator receives Queen’s Award

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    Optos, a developer of advanced retinal imaging technology, is among the recipients of the 2019 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The...

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    Second Sight seeks research talent as it focuses on Orion implant

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    US firm developing prostheses to restore level of sight to blind people will suspend production of older ‘Argus II’ product.

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    NIST builds IR thermometer with ‘dramatically improved’ performance

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    600mm-long device can remotely measure temperatures to a precision of thousandths of a degree Celsius.

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    World celebrates second International Day of Light

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    On 16 May 2019, more than 300 events are scheduled to take place in 60 countries worldwide.

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    Rescue Drones Need to Learn How Lost Humans Think

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    New research seeks to improve the effectiveness of unmanned aerial vehicles in search and rescue operations -- Read more on...

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    Plessey and Jasper develop GaN-on-Si HD microLED display

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    Bonding of monolithic wafers leads to microLED displays with addressable LEDs, say partners.

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    Smartphone App Screens Kids for Ear Problems

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    Parents can use a digital tool at home to detect fluid behind the eardrum -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Can You Prevent Pregnancy with the Pullout Method?

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    An investigation into one of the biggest misconceptions in male fertility -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Egide SA Appoints Delmas Deputy CEO

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    Eric Delmas is now helping to lead Egide SA as its deputy CEO in addition to his current duties as...

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    US Army Awards Team Dynetics $130M Contract for High Energy Laser

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    The U.S. Army has awarded a $130 million contract to Dynetics Inc. and its partners to build a U.S. Army...

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    Food Waste Reduction Topic of Talk at UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition

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    A new technology that reduces food waste and successfully trialed in 23 IKEA stores in the U.K. will be the...

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    International Day of Light Kicks Off with Worldwide Events

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    Today, March 16, marks the annual International Day of Light, with close to 70 countries hosting events to draw attention...

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    Toyoda Gosei backs optical design startup

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    Yamagata-based Imuzak also develops optical elements based on moth-eye nanostructures.

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    “Bomb Carbon” Has Been Found in Deep-Ocean Creatures

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    The detection of this radioactive relic of nuclear weapons tests in a remote environment shows humanity’s far-reaching environmental impact --...

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    Leti touts ‘game-changing’ microLED manufacturing process

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    Integration of gallium nitride emitters with CMOS electronic driving circuit promises better image quality and energy efficiency than current OLED...

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    Glass wafer redesign expands field of view in AR, MR apps

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    Latest Schott RealView high-index wafers enable more "deeply immersive" augmented and mixed reality experiences.

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    Brain-Controlled Hearing Aids Could Cut through Crowd Noise

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    A prototype detects whom you are listening to and amplifies only that speaker’s voice; a potential solution to the “cocktail...

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    From the Lunar Far Side, China’s Rover Reveals Moon’s Hidden Depths

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    The Chang’e-4 mission appears to have found material excavated from a frozen magma ocean far below the lunar surface --...

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    CYNORA Secures $25M, Appoints Kablanian as CEO

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    CYNORA GmbH has secured $25 million in financing from the U.S., Germany, and Korea to produce ultrahigh-efficiency emitter systems required...

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    Microfluidic Device with Fluorescent Sensor Can Detect Ebola Virus in Minutes

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    A faculty-researcher at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has developed a prototype microdevice with biosensors that can detect the Ebola...

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    Diverse Optics Subsidiary Acquires Plastic Injection Mold Manufacturing Firm

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    Diverse Molds Inc., a subsidiary of Diverse Optics Inc., has acquired supplier Future Molds Inc., a plastic injection mold-making company....

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    Researchers Add Luminescence to Graphene

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    Researchers from the University of Córdoba have discovered a way to add the quality of luminescence to graphene. The researchers...

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    Tiny Plasmonic Pixels, Big Potential

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    Electrically tunable nanopixels could be used to create scalable color-changing displays that are cheap enough to wrap around entire buildings.

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    From the Lunar Far Side, China’s Rover Reveals the Moon’s Hidden Depths

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    The Chang’e-4 mission appears to have found material excavated from a frozen magma ocean far below the lunar surface --...

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    Microfluidic Device with Fluorescent Sensor Detects Ebola

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    A faculty-researcher at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has developed a prototype microdevice with biosensors that can detect the Ebola...

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    Toward Better Infrared Thermometers

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    NIST team reports strides on stability and accuracy of non-contact thermal-infrared-detecting instruments for field use.

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    Helsinki team reboots observation of photosynthesis

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    Optics of Photosynthesis Lab says better detection of chlorophyll fluorescence improves sensing of terrestrial carbon sinks, plant health.

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    Thwarting Protein Reverses Brain Decline in Aged Mice

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    Blocking an immune-related molecule lodged in blood vessels stops memory loss -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    International Day of Light Brings Light Pollution into Focus

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    Light pollution is threatening the night sky, a phenomenon that has left the Milky Way invisible to one-third of the...

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    Sensing with Exceptional Surfaces Combines High Sensitivity with Robust Performance

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    The ability to optically detect nanoparticles and single molecules could be improved by introducing a sensor that is based on...

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    Thwarting a Protein Reverses Brain Decline in Aged Mice

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    Blocking an immune-related molecule lodged in blood vessels stops memory loss -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    The Magazine Industry’s Dirty Secret

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    Most companies conduct a financial audit once a year. Publishing companies, however, undergo an audit of their circulation. The audits...

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    nLight reports dip in first quarter trading

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    Revenues, income and margins slide against previous year’s same quarter due to “seasonal softness and aggressive competition” in China.

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    Laser system speeds heart flutter procedure

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    Trial on 60 patients in Czech Republic indicates potential for more rapid treatment of atrial fibrillation.

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    SpaceX’s Starlink Could Cause Cascades of Space Junk

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    Plans for thousands of new communications satellites would revolutionize global telecommunications but also raise risks of disaster in Earth orbit...

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    International Day of Light 2019 Focuses on Youth and Education

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    From Indonesia to Sweden, educating children on the importance of photonics will be a major goal of International Day of...

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    Huge hybrid mirror arrives at mountain summit

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    8.4 m-diameter optical component combines primary and tertiary mirror functions for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

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    Apollo-Era Tremors Reveal a Dynamic, Active Moon

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    Moonquakes still shake and reshape the lunar surface in ways that could threaten future astronauts and habitats -- Read more...

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    Coherent Solutions, ficonTEC Service to Collaborate on Measurement Systems for Photonics Assembly, Test

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    Coherent Solutions and ficonTEC Services have partnered to advance electro-optical measurement capability for use in volume testing within the manufacturing...

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    Photonic Neural Network Can Store, Process Information in Way Similar to Human Brain

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    A new microchip contains a network of artificial neurons that works with light and can imitate the behavior of the...

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    US Air Force Awards $58M Contract to SAIC for Laser Research

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    The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has selected Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to research laser bioeffects, advance vision science,...

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    Nanopixels Could Be Used for Creating Building-Size Displays

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    Nanopixels that are 1 million times smaller than those being used in smartphones have been constructed from gold nanoparticles encapsulated...

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    Coherent Solutions, ficonTEC Services to Collaborate on Measurement Systems for Photonics Assembly, Test

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    Coherent Solutions and ficonTEC Services have partnered to advance electro-optical measurement capability for use in volume testing within the manufacturing...

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    SpaceX’s Starlink Could Cause Cascades of Space Junk

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    Plans for thousands of new communications satellites would revolutionize global telecommunications but also raise risks of disaster in Earth orbit...

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    U.N. General Assembly President Sets Her Sights on Plastic Pollution

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    María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés is pushing internal action as well as changes within the U.N. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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