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    Graphene-gold biosensor technology analyzes stem cells

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    For the treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and other neurological disorders.

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    Climate Change May Be Blowing Up Arms Depots

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    More intense heat waves can destabilize the components of munitions, particularly where explosives are not properly stored -- Read more...

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    Excited II-VI looks to disrupt status quo

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    Addition of Finisar business offers new opportunities in InP lasers, but Texas VCSEL fab is hit by shipment delay.

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    Mauna Kea joins Dutch molecular imaging project that just won €5.4M

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    The MEDPHOT consortium is aiming to develop light-based molecular imaging solution for pulmonary diseases.

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    NASA's CASE instrument to probe planet clouds on European mission

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    Scheduled for launch in 2028, CASE will be sensitive to NIR, to complement ARIEL's other IR spectrometer.

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    Acquisitions keep Jenoptik sales on track

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    Solid demand in North America also helps offset wider macroeconomic weakness at German photonics firm.

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    Literacy Might Shield the Brain from Dementia

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    An ability to read and write, even with little or no schooling, could offer protection -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Key Photosynthesis Complex Viewed in Spinach

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    Findings fuel hopes for improved food-crop efficiency -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Hearing Is Seeing: Sound Waves Create a 3-D Display

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    An interactive system produces levitating images by projecting color onto a tiny bead as it zips around a darkened box...

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    Stretchy Stopwatch Flexes with Your Skin

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    Scientists have demonstrated a low-voltage light-emitting screen that adheres to skin and stays functional as it stretches with movement.

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    Fraunhofer Dairy Quality Check Delivers Results in Minutes

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    In the project MOLOKO (Multiplex phOtonic sensor for pLasmonic-based Online detection of contaminants in milK), 12 partners from seven countries...

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    Headwall, geo-konzept Partner to Create Center for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Europe

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    Headwall, a designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing and advanced machine vision, and geo-konzept, a...

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    Empire State Development names 10 finalists for Luminate NY accelerator competition

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    Shortlist for third round of $25M initiative - the world's largest program for photonics and imaging startups.

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    Osram chiefs back improved ams bid

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    CEO of lighting technology giant says that employees in German factories would be protected from merger-related layoffs for three years.

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    Proposed Interstellar Mission Reaches for the Stars, One Generation at a Time

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    Starting in the early 2030s, the project could become our first purposeful step out of the solar system—if it launches...

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    Optical Imager Could Help Diagnose, Treat Dry Eye Disease

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    A new, noninvasive optical imaging system promises to improve diagnosis and treatment for dry eye disease. Called the Tear Film...

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    Metasurfaces Enable Low-Loss Integrated Photonics Platform

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    A University of Delaware (UD) research team has designed an integrated photonics platform using metasurfaces. To limit the loss of...

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    LZH presents anti-weed laser system at Agritechnica

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    Camera distinguishes valuable plants then a laser zaps the weeds; on show at Hannover farming expo, until November 16th.

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    100 Years Ago, Elmer Imes’ Observations Informed a New Understanding of Molecular Physics

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    One hundred years ago this month, physicist Elmer Imes published his dissertation, “Measurements on the Near-Infrared Absorption of Some Diatomic...

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    Biosensor Uses Raman Scattering to Help Ensure Safety of Stem Cell Therapies

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    A research team at Rutgers University has developed a biosensor technology that could benefit applications for the treatment of neurological...

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    Robosense Wins CES 2020 Innovation Award for Lidar Technology

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    RoboSense, a supplier of lidar for autonomous vehicles, announced that it has won the CES 2020 Innovation Award for autonomous...

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    NKT Photonics Expands Facilities in China

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    NKT Photonics has expanded its facilities in Shenzhen, China, in response to increasing demand in the region. The company has...

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    Center for Biomedical Engineering Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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    The Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) in Switzerland is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the appointment of a new executive...

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    Cytek Announces Global Reach in Sales

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    Cytek Biosciences Inc. announced that its advanced flow cytometry systems have been purchased by scientists in over 20 countries across...

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    Center for Biomedical Imaging Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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    The Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) in Switzerland is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the appointment of a new executive...

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    3D auto-lidar firm PixQuanta joins ESA Business Incubator at Tyndall

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    Irish start-up is developing photodiode sensor for use in 3D cameras to improve range and accuracy.

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    Frozen Researchers Will Greatly Improve Arctic Weather Prediction

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    Their data will also bolster climate models that forecast extreme weather where we all live -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Machine Learning Tames X-Ray Beam Instability

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    To address a potential problem for next-gen, diffraction-limited synchrotron light sources, a U.S. research team throws a little AI into...

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    MVTec Expands Distribution Network in Southeast Asia

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    MVTec Software GmbH is expanding its partner network in Southeast Asia, bringing two new distributors from Thailand and Vietnam. SP...

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    Photonic Crystals Show Fast Response Speeds for Next-Gen Displays

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    A technique to restructure liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next-generation displays and...

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    Machine Learning Enhances Synchrotron Performance

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    A team of researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have...

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    Baraja announces auto-lidar partnership with car systems developer Macnica

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    Australia-based firm Baraja to expand in Japan to support Macnica’s self drive and IoT strategy.

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    Rewritable Optical Components for 2D Light Waves

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    A team from Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has developed rewritable optical components...

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    Improved Holographic Printing Technology Creates Realistic Colorful Holograms

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    Researchers have developed a printer that is able to produce digital 3D holograms with an unprecedented level of detail and...

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    Gigaphoton Opens New Company in China

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    Gigaphoton Inc., a manufacturer of light sources used in semiconductor lithography, has announced the establishment of its new Chinese company,...

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    IR Drone Imaging Keeps Vessels Shipshape

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    The UAV launches straight up from the deck of the USS Midway, its operator carefully maneuvering it in front of...

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    Satellites Could Help Quantify, Monitor Ocean Carbon

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    Satellite-based Earth observation is key to globally monitoring oceanic carbon absorption levels, according to a study led by researchers at...

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    Transparent Displays Become More Affordable, Flexible

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    Researchers from Zhejiang University in China and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden report that they have fabricated...

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    Empire State Development Announces Round III Finalists of the Luminate NY Accelerator

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    Empire State Development has announced its list of 10 finalists for the Lightning Round of Luminate NY, the world’s largest...

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    NASA’s TESS presents grand panorama of Southern Sky…

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    ...while the European Southern Observatory's ELT telescope will be powered by the sun.

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    Luna raises 2019 forecast on back of ‘strong’ Q3 results

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    Optical sensor and network test developer buoyant, after revenues of $18.4M for latest three months' trading, up 72% on 2018.

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    Flir Systems and Veoneer partner on thermal sensor-fitted self-drive car

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    Automaker becomes industry’s first to feature thermal sensing to boost the safety of its autonomous vehicles.

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    Western Individualism Arose from Incest Taboo

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    Researchers link a Catholic Church ban on cousins marrying in the Middle Ages to the emergence of a way of...

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    Can Secondhand Shopping Dent Fast Fashion's Environmental Damage?

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    Reusing clothes saves on emissions and water use, but researchers have lingering questions on exactly how much it can contribute...

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    MicroTAS 2019 Student Mixer

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    Written by Darius Rackus Do you know which country has an airport with an IATA code of “OMG”? How about when...

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    3-D Printing Optical Fiber

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    Researchers have drawn silica optical fiber from a 3-D-printed preform, potentially disrupting traditional fiber manufacturing.

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    Light-Based ‘Tractor Beam’ for Nanoscale Assembly

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    Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) have developed a method that could make reproducible manufacturing at the nanoscale possible....

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    New System Uses Shadows to Detect Peripheral Movement in Autonomous Vehicles

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    Engineers at MIT have developed a system that can detect minute changes in shadows on the ground to determine if...

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    ZEISS and Kyoto University Sign Research Agreement

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    German optoelectronics manufacturer Carl Zeiss AG (ZEISS) and Kyoto University in Japan have signed a new strategic research agreement and...

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    Amazon to Open New Robotics Innovation Facility in Mass.

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    Amazon will construct a 350,000-sq-ft Amazon Robotics innovation hub in Westborough, Mass., with plans to open it in 2021. The...

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    Coherent looks to innovate amid 'irrational' competition

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    Weak materials processing market and aggressive fiber and laser diode pricing hit sales in latest quarter.

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    Quantum Computer Made from Photons Achieves a New Record

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    The limited system made a notable advancement on the road to beating classical machines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Researchers develop 'optoplasmonic' sensor for rapid onsite analysis of milk

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    Fraunhofers and partners including a dairy work on "MOLOKO" project to make microfluidic chip and optics to test samples in...

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    Ultimate Holography creates images of ‘unprecedented’ quality

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    French firm’s Chimera printer obviates costly lasers, slow printing, limited fov, and unsaturated color.

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    First New HIV Strain in 19 Years Identified

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    The surveillance of viral changes persists to keep the blood supply safe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    FocalSpec Acquired by TKH Group

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    FocalSpec has been acquired by TKH Group NV, where it will join the LMI Technologies Group under TKH. The FocalSpec...

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    Commemorating 30 Years of Optical Vortices

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    Thirty years ago, Pierre Coullet et al. proposed that a special optical field exists in laser cavities bearing some similarity...

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    nLight sales dented by China competition

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    US firm launches two new 'Corona' products and a fiber laser welding portfolio as trade tariffs bite into profits.

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    Researchers Engineer Light-Activated Cells for Treating Diabetes

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    Tufts University researchers have shown that glucose levels can be controlled in a mouse model of diabetes through optogenetics. When...

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    Industry heavyweights collaborate on all-photonics network for pervasive computing

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    Intel, Sony, and NTT establish a new 'innovation forum' targeting 100-fold improvements to traditional optical networks.

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    Radiative Cooler Leaves Rivals in the Shade

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    A cooling device insulated with a polyethylene aerogel exploits the chill of outer space to refrigerate without electricity.

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    Birdwatching with AI: How a Computer Identifies Species

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    Researchers at Duke University have trained a computer to identify bird species through deep learning and show its reasoning. The...

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    AI Improves Quality and Usability of Optoacoustic Imaging

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    In optoacoustics, image quality depends on the number and distribution of sensors used by the device; the more sensors and...

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    Kilometer-Long Space-Tether Tests Fuel-Free Propulsion

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    U.S. space mission aims to demonstrate technology that could someday help clean up space junk -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Advanced Microscopy Reveals Highest Potency of Cannabis

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    Research from the University of British Columbia (UBC) has revealed that a higher quantity of the microscopic, mushroom-shaped hairs that...

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    Researchers use 3-D printing to make optical fiber preform

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    Sydney, Australia-based team also reports creation of “first” silica glass fibers drawn from additively manufactured preforms.

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    Voyager 2 Makes an Unexpectedly Clean Break from the Solar System

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    The first scientific results from the spacecraft’s exit into interstellar space have been published, revealing a simpler departure than its...

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    Budding Organs, Science on Blast(s) and Human-Robot Synchronicity: Science GIFs to Start Your Week

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

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    Kilometer-Long Space Tether Tests Fuel-Free Propulsion

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    The U.S. space mission aims to demonstrate technology that could someday help clean up space junk -- Read more on...

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    Bioinspired Sensor Uses Metalenses for Depth from Defocus

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    Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a compact sensor that...

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    FRAMOS AI Vision Spinoff Rebranded as ‘cubemos’

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    The FRAMOS Group’s spinoff FRAMOS AI has been renamed cubemos. The entity, part of FRAMOS Holdings, focuses on deep learning...

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    Structured Light Could Be Route to Higher Information Capacity per Photon

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    Researchers from the University of Witswatersrand (Wits) have reported on progress made in the use of structured light in quantum...

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    Dream in a bottle

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    10th February 1989 Dear Amy, I must write a special letter and thank you for the dream in a bottle....

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    Deep Sleep Gives Your Brain a Deep Clean

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    Slow-wave activity during dreamless slumber helps wash out neural detritus -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Dynamic Speckle Patterns Detect Fires in Harsh Environments

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    A multi-institutional group of researchers from Denmark and Norway has developed a laser-based system that can detect fires in challenging...

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    Lumentum reports positive Q1 2020 trading, with revenue of $450M

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    CEO hails "increased scale resulting from organic growth, market share gains and the Oclaro acquisition."

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    IPG Announces Layoffs Following Q3 Earnings Report

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    IPG Photonics Corp., a maker of industrial lasers, announced this week that 300 positions will be eliminated from its global...

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    Light Irradiation Increases Charging Rates of Lithium-Ion Batteries

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    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new mechanism to speed up the...

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    Giant Magellan Telescope construction to last until at least 2028

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    Newly-signed contract details “nine years of work and 1,300 tons of structural steel” before structure ready to accept mirrors.

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    The Risky Rush for Mega Constellations

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    Some experts are alarmed by plans to launch tens of thousands of revolutionary telecommunications satellites in coming years -- Read...

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    Measles Infection Could Leave Kids Vulnerable to Other Diseases

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    The finding that the virus causes “immune amnesia” further highlights the importance of vaccination -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A Better Way to Tell Left from Right?

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    “Synthetic chiral light” could expand applications for using light to determine molecular chirality, a potential plus in the chemistry and...

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    VR System Lets Others Experience What It’s Like to Walk in Another Person’s Shoes

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    Researchers from the Toyohashi University of Technology have developed a virtual walking system. The system records a person walking and...

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    A Stretchable Display Safely Lights Up Human Skin

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    A stretchable light-emitting device that operates at low voltages and is safe for human skin, developed by researchers at Nanjing...

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    US Navy researchers report energy transfer by kilowatt laser

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    Power Transmitted Over Laser field demo earlier in 2019 has implications for remotely powering drones and more.

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    Upbeat MKS feels traction with UV picosecond lasers

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    Stock price approaches record high as the diversified industrial equipment firm prepares for CEO switch.

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    formnext 2019: Fraunhofer ILT spin-off wins Start-up Challenge

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    Laser Melting Innovations' system for LPBF using metal powder enables SMEs to deploy affordable metallic 3D printing.

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    Smart phone slump hits Cognex profits

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    Sales down 20% year-on-year as machine vision company targets growth areas in logistics and deep learning.

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    Failure Found to Be an "Essential Prerequisite" for Success

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    Scientists use big data to understand what separates winners from losers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Trump's Nativist Rhetoric Scares Immigrants Away from Seeking Medical Care

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    A quarter of surveyed Latino patients said they knew someone who did not go to the hospital because of fear...

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    Harm to Table: Turning an Invasive Crab into a Delicacy

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    As European green crab populations balloon in warming waters, New England scientists work to develop a commercial fishery -- Read...

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    Perception of “White” Light’s Tint Varies with Age

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    Age-related differences in color perception are not factored into how light sources are designed.

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    Polymer Lenses Could Lower IR Detection Costs for Consumer Products

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    A team led by University of Arizona materials scientist Jeffrey Pyun is using a sulfur-based polymer made from waste generated...

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    Visible Resonance Raman Spectroscopy Could Advance Tumor Identification

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    A team of researchers from the U.S. and China, led by Robert Alfano from City University of New York, has...

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    ECSEL Project APPLAUSE Focuses on Low-Cost Manufacturing Packaging

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    A consortium of 31 European electronics packaging, optics, and photonics key players; equipment suppliers; and testing experts have launched a...

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    Center for Biomedical Imaging marks 15th anniversary

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    Swiss research center aims to meet future challenges in predictive imaging and the needs of developing countries.

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    IPG cuts 300 jobs as sales slide again

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    Stock price down sharply as the Nasdaq-listed company reports subdued demand for industrial fiber laser tools.

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    Raytheon delivers first laser counter-drone system to USAF

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    Laser-sensor combination mounted on “dune buggy” all terrain vehicle undergoing overseas field testing.

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    Novel laser deposition head drives configurable optics for metal processing

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    In one deposition laser head, Optomec’s LENS LDH 3.X offers versatility to building, repairing and coating metal parts.

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    Synthesized Light Enables Control of Chiral Light-Matter Interactions

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    A team composed of researchers from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI), the Israel...

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    Cognex Acquires Vision Software Specialist SUALAB

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    Cognex Corp. has acquired vision software specialist SUALAB, strengthening the company’s position within the machine learning space. The addition of...

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    Optical Quantum Processor Is Scalable

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    A prototype of a large-scale quantum processor made of laser light has been created by a team from Australia, Japan,...

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    M Squared and Strathclyde quantum partnership secures £4.6M

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    Strathclyde quantum technology partnership secures funding to support commercial collaboration with M Squared.

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    Undying Cells, Speedy Ants and a Deep-Sea Ghost: Science GIFs to Start Your Halloween Week

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

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    Smart LED Bulbs: Trust but Verify

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    Light bulbs tied to home automation networks could allow leakage of sensitive information to remote snoopers.

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    UAVenture Capital Fund Invests in New High-Power Laser Technologies

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    UAVenture Capital Fund II LLC (UAVC), the University of Arizona's (UA's) in-house venture capital fund, announced it has invested in...

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    Raytheon Delivers High-Energy Laser to US Air Force

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    Raytheon Co., a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions, delivered the first high-energy laser...

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    Lush Okavango Delta Pinpointed as Ancestral Homeland of All Living Humans

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    Genetic evidence traces our origins to a hunter-gatherer community that lived 200,000 years ago, but the study has generated controversy...

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    What We Know about the Possible Carcinogen Found in Zantac

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    The popular heartburn drug may produce potentially unsafe levels of NDMA when its active ingredient breaks down -- Read more...

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    Smart Light Bulbs Could Be Vulnerable to Hackers

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    A study performed at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) revealed that some smart light bulbs purchased for...

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    Zombie Cells, Creepy Crawlers and a Deep-Sea Ghost: Halloween Science GIFs

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

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    Reduce Red Tape for the Red Planet, Report Says

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    Regulations governing the responsible exploration of Mars and other worlds require regular, frequent updates, according to a new NASA review...

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    Trumpf reports 6% sales rise in 2019, but orders fall

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    Sales up by 6% to €3.8B; orders down 3% to €3.7B. Company working towards CO2-neutral production by end of 2020.

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    BluGlass Launches Laser Diode Business Unit

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    Australian semiconductor developer BluGlass Ltd. has announced a direct-to-market business unit that will enable higher brightness and higher efficiency GaN...

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    Infrared Detector Improves Night-Vision Capabilities at Room Temperature

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    Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have devised a strategy for uncooled, tunable, multispectral infrared (IR) detection. The...

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    Solar cell efficiency boosted by bio-material

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    Research at Penn State University finds that adding protein to perovskite cells significantly raises conversion efficiency.

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    This Video Watches You Back

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    Stealing Ur Feelings sounds an alarm about how companies could use emotion-recognition technology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Racial Bias Found in a Major Health Care Risk Algorithm

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    Black patients lose out on critical care when systems equate health needs with costs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Hands-On with Google's Quantum Computer

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    Staking its claim for “quantum supremacy,” the company pulls back the curtain on its landmark Sycamore chip -- Read more...

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    Sycamore vs. Summit: Google Claims Quantum Supremacy

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    A research team that includes scientists from Google AI Quantum; NASA Ames Research Center; University of California, Santa Barbara; Oak...

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    Compact IR Spectrometer Fits on a Chip

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    In an advance for smartphone spectroscopy, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a chip about 2 cm2 in size that...

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    BMVA to Host Meeting on 3D Extrapolation from 2D Images

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    The British Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition will host a meeting Jan. 29, 2020, titled “3D Worlds...

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    Oscillation-aided 3D printing drives rapid fabrication of microlenses

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    Co-development by SUTD, Singapore, and Southern University of Science & Technology, Shenzhen, China.

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    imec develops infrared thin-film sensor with 'record' pixel density

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    Enables high-resoultion applications in shortwave and near infrared surveillance, biometric ID, VR automation and more.

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    Hyundai Mobis and Velodyne join forces for autonomous driving

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    Korean car parts giant also invests $50M in the Silicon Valley lidar firm.

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    Laser-based bioprinting allows clearer view of cell dynamics

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    TU Wien two-photon polymerization platform embeds cells into bioinks.

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    Two Strains of Polio Down, One to Go

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    It could be the second human disease we eradicate—but if we don’t finish the job, resurgence is possible -- Read...

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    Scientists Program CRISPR to Fight Viruses in Human Cells

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    A common gene-editing enzyme could be used to disable RNA viruses such as flu or Ebola -- Read more on...

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    Photonic Crystals for Wiring Up Quantum Devices

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    New type of cavity, which can tie single-photon sources to nanoscale photonic circuit elements, could be mass produced in a...

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    Scientists Use Electrochemistry to Tune Nonlinear Optical Properties of Nanotubes

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    An international team led by researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) has shown that the nonlinear...

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    Neonode Announces Appointment of New CEO

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    The optical interactive sensing technology company Neonode announced Oct. 23 that its board of directors has appointed Urban Forssell as...

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    Researchers Determine Quantum Light Source in 2D Material

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    Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have uncovered the source of a special type of quantum light...

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    Large-scale quantum processor based on laser light

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    International research partnership says its prototype opens "new avenue to quantum computing".

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    Surface-enhanced Raman technique improves atmospheric monitoring

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    Nanyang Technological University platform offers long-distance analysis of the environment.

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    Photonics tech dominates UK physics awards night

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    Spin-outs from Imperial College, London, and the University of Oxford among winners at Institute of Physics event.

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    University of Arizona venture fund backs local laser startups

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    Investments in three new companies covers the spectrum from deep-UV to far-infrared sources.

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    Emerging Investigators Series – Ye Ai

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      Dr. Ye Ai is currently an Associate Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He obtained his...

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    2-D Cluster States for “One-Way” Quantum Computing

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    Two research groups demonstrate massive entangled light states that could provide an alternative—and potentially more scalable—route to universal quantum machines.

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    New Molecule Marker Enables ‘Unprecedented’ Study of Mitochondria

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    A team at Nagoya University’s Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules has developed a marker molecule that bypasses the problem of photobleaching...

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    Phototherapy Effective Treatment for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Rats

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    Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) recently developed a phototherapy strategy that was highly effective in removing carbon dioxide (CO)...

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    3D Printer Controls Heat Buildup to Provide High-Throughput for Large and Small Parts

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    Northwestern University researchers have developed a stereolithographic 3D printer that can print an object the size of an adult human...

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    New Technique Enhances Superresolution Microscopy

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    Researchers at Bielefeld University have demonstrated improvements in superresolution structured illumination microscopy (SR-SIM), demonstrating that the technique is possible in...

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    Lidar system partnership intends to end toll road delays

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    Cepton Technologies and MechaSpin collaborate to deliver laser-based traffic monitoring and billing system.

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    Japan’s NICT demonstrates 1 petabit/s optical switching

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    Spatial division multiplexing approach promises technology to enable petabit-class backbone networks.

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    New Gene-Editing Tool Could Fix Genetic Defects–with Fewer Unwanted Effects

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    “Prime editing” can potentially correct almost any type of mutation, but it requires much more testing before clinical use --...

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    Congressional Ignorance Leaves the U.S. Vulnerable to Cyberthreats

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    Security experts say that lawmakers’ bills fall short of needed protections -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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