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    Possible Missing Link in Alzheimer's Pathology Identified

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    It may open the door to new treatments and explain why previous ones failed -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Johns Hopkins Scientists Give Psychedelics the Serious Treatment

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    The first research center of its kind in the country is bringing renewed rigor to the investigation of the drugs’...

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    A Switch for Making Syngas

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    A light-activated nanoparticle catalyst could reduce required energy and boost efficiency in chemical-feedstock manufacturing, researchers say.

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    Tuned Resonators Allow Control of Electromagnetically Induced Transparency

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    Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have devised an optical resonator system that can be used to turn transparency...

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    Intevac wins AR goggles order from US Army as night-vision applications grow

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    Photonics division of the Californian company says latest gear will feature new active-pixel sensor providing digital night vision.

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    Wearable sensor tracks the pH of sweat

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    National University of Singapore device adds new capability to health monitors.

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    Bacteria-Filled Bricks Build Themselves

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    The microorganisms transform sand and gelatin into a living construction material -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    The Curious Case of Proxima C

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    Astronomers continue to gather evidence for a second world around the sun’s nearest neighboring star -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Mysterious, Dusty Objects Are Swarming the Milky Way's Core

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    Swirling around our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole, these objects share properties with both stars and gas clouds -- Read...

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    X-Ray Laser Probes Ionization in Water

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    Femtosecond pulses chart the formation of the harmful hydroxyl radical, potentially leading to a better understanding of radiation damage.

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    Diabetic Smart Contact Lenses Developed by South Korean Research Team

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    A research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea (POSTECH) developed technology that allows diagnosis of...

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    Scientists Analyze Final Images from Cassini

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    Toward the completion of its 13-year mission, which ended in September 2017, the Cassini spacecraft performed a set of orbits...

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    Colloidal Quantum Dot Laser Diodes on the Horizon

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    Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have incorporated meticulously engineered colloidal quantum dots into a new type of LED containing...

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    EC expands photonics pilot-lines with €15M MedPhab project

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    Aim of H2020-funded program is to accelerate commercialization of diagnostic devices, cut R&D costs.

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    Global PV installations tipped to grow 14% in 2020 as market diversifies

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    IHS Markit says solid growth in the US, Europe, and India will offset uncertainty in the key market of China...

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    Mauna Kea reports positive results with its endomicroscope

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    Needle-based optical inspection effective in clinical management of pancreatic cystic lesions.

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    European weather forecasters start using UV Doppler lidar

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    Back-up laser on board Aeolus satellite provides wind analysis for improved forecasting.

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    LED illumination stimulates regeneration of hair and skin

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    Revian phototherapy device promotes generation and release of nitric oxide.

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    Will Taal Volcano Explosively Erupt? Here's What Scientists Are Watching

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    The seismic rumblings of the Philippines’ second most active volcano hold clues to what it might do -- Read more...

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    CAREER Award Recipient to Explore Potential of Promising New Material

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    Sufei Shi, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), is the recipient of the...

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    New Rules Reveal How an Object’s Scale Affects Its Interaction with Light

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    Princeton researchers have uncovered rules pertaining to how objects absorb and emit light. Their discovery addresses how the scale of...

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    Coherent Shares Rose 10% in December After Spring Downturn

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    Coherent Inc. (Nasdaq:COHR) saw its shares rise 10.3% over the last 30 days of 2019. The swift growth was due...

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    Deep Learning Speeds 3D Microscopic Neuroimaging

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    Using deep learning techniques, researchers from the Salk Institute have developed a new microscopy approach that could make microscopic techniques...

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    LED Lighting Provides Energy Efficiency, But Needs Standards

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    With the growing popularity of LED lighting, scientists are looking to study its effects on plant growth. However, a lack...

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    Did Astronomers Just Discover Black Holes from the Big Bang?

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    Gravitational waves attributed to the collision of two neutron stars could have been produced by something much stranger -- Read...

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    Faster, Finer Molecular Fingerprints

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    System could eventually allow quick clinical identification of sparse, otherwise hidden molecular markers important in early cancer detection.

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    National Inventors Hall of Fame Announces R. Rox Anderson, 2020 Inductees at CES

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    Dr. Richard Rox Anderson, inventor of laser dermatology, is a 2020 inductee in the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF)....

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    NASA tracks smoke from Australian fires across Pacific

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    Earth-orbiting fleet of observation satellites working together to analyze atmospheric aerosols and pollution from bushfires.

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    LZH’s MOMA laser ready for flight to Mars

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    Solid-state laser head emits in the UV spectral range at 266 nm to convert Martian soil into gas phase for...

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    Quantum Loop Provides Testbed for Quantum Communications

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    Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago (UChicago) have launched a...

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    Using Microwave Metamaterials in Machine Learning Speeds Object Recognition

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    A new approach to object identification, developed by researchers at Duke University and the Institut de Physique de Nice (INPHYNI),...

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    Microresonator Measures and Images Nanoparticles with High Degree of Sensitivity

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    Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University have developed a light-based device that can act...

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    What’s Your Edge?

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    There are more than 500 photonics companies that sell lasers. When it comes to optics, you have your pick from...

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    To Stop Wildlife Crime, Conservationists Ask Why People Poach

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    A novel study in Nepal shines light on why people commit wildlife crime and how others might be dissuaded from...

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    Moth Flight Patterns Help Drones Navigate Complex Environments

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    Researchers from Boston University (BU) have captured data from moth flight patterns to improve drone navigation through complex environments. To...

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    TRUMPF acquires stake in GLOphotonics

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    French laser technology startup specializes in hollow-core fibers.

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    Active Thermal Detection Could Broaden Use of Superresolution Techniques

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    Be it light, sound, or an electromagnetic wave, a probe beam operates the same way — the beam gets sent...

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    Combining Multiple Antibiotics May Make Bacteria More Likely to Develop Resistance

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    Once pathogens become tolerant of one drug, they are more likely to become resilient against others, a clinical study finds...

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    The Next DARPA X-Plane Won't Maneuver like Any Plane Before It

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    The challenge is to build an airplane without moving control surfaces -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A Different Kind of Conference

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    With a virtual poster session on Twitter, followed up by a 100% video-streamed conference, the Photonics Online Meetup tries out...

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    Carbon Nanotube Device Snags and IDs Viruses

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    Researchers develop a system that uses CNT arrays to capture and filter viruses, and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy to identify them.

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    SPIE Announces Its 2020 Fellows

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    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced 72 members as new fellows of the society for 2020....

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    NIST Proposes New Definition for Optical Watt

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    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seek to develop a more precise definition for the standard...

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    Field Tests Measuring Solar Panel Performance Could Help Improve PV Technology

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    In a series of field tests performed at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI-CEC), key parameters in...

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    Bacteria "Tolerant" of One Antibiotic Are More Likely to Develop Resistance

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    Even combination therapies do not prevent such pathogens from becoming resistant -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Toothbrush gets 'smart' with optical sensor

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    Colgate reveals first-of-a-kind oral healthcare product at CES event in Las Vegas.

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    Optical test using a smartphone spots E. coli in urine

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    University of Bath project could assist point-of-care diagnosis in developing nations.

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    Virus Spread by Shrews Linked to Human Deaths from Mysterious Brain Infections

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    The pathogen has been newly identified in eight cases of encephalitis in Germany over the past 20 years -- Read...

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    Australia's Bushfires Have Likely Devastated Wildlife–and the Impact Will Only Get Worse

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    The large, intense fires have threatened more than 800 million animals in the state of New South Wales alone, according...

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    Laser Pulse Creates Nonlinear Effects in Amorphous Dielectric Material

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    A new, all-optical technique for creating second-order nonlinear effects in materials that normally do not support them could lead to...

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    PW 2020: FBH to showcase versatile diode lasers and modules

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    Applications in materials processing, LiDAR, medicine, Raman spectroscopy.

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    How Iran Can Still Use Cyber and Drone Technology to Attack the U.S.

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    Cyberattacks and missile launches have already happened -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A Particle Accelerator on a Chip

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    A miniaturized dielectric laser accelerator, developed via photonic inverse design, could bring some of the utility and reach of particle...

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    Two-Photon Microscopy Shows Learning Involves Different Areas of Brain

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    To explore how learning and memory-building take place in the brain, scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine used...

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    Nanoantennas for Data Transfer

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    Researchers from the University of Würzburg have developed an electrically driven nanoscale antenna that generates directed infrared light. The technology...

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    Infrared radiation from excited molecules reveals tissue composition

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    Laboratory for Attosecond Physics technique improves sensitivity over existing IR methods.

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    Venomous Menace: Snakebite Treatments Are Failing in India

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    The most widely used antivenom is not effective against the venom of several common snakes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    UK satellites plan to combat climate change

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    Data on rising sea levels, greenhouse gases and shrinking glaciers could help guide policy makers.

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    CES 2020: Quanergy and Geely establish LiDAR development partnership

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    Smart city applications and Lotus car equipped with Quanergy’s S3-8 solid-state LiDAR on show in Las Vegas.

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    US officials 'pressed' Dutch government over ASML sales to China – report

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    Shipment of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment blocked after US government pressure, claims Reuters report.

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    CES 2020: More colorful, wider, brighter and put down that lidar!

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    Ooh, Las Vegas! Laser TV is the future, says laser TV maker; and lidar can be bettered, says developer of...

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    CES 2020: lidar developers tout latest offerings for autonomous vehicles

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    Best-ever resolution and field-of-view claimed, alongside low-cost systems and ‘robotaxi’ demonstrations.

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    Processing one-trillionth the size of a liter

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    A picoliter of a droplet is approximately 1 µm. It is so small that a raindrop can contain thousands of...

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    Quantum Dots Deliver Vaccines, Encode Vaccination History in the Skin

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    Using fluorescent quantum dots, an MIT research team has created a way to administer vaccinations and record a patient’s vaccination...

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    Ghost Imaging, Computational Approach Speed Superresolution Microscopy

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    Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a new imaging technique that produces nm-scale resolution using significantly fewer...

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    CES 2020: photonics technologies power industry and consumer innovations

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    optics.org previews some of the new technologies on show this week in Las Vegas.

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    UCSD creates flexible photonic crystal from liquid thin-film metasurface

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    Development promises all-optical transistors that consume little power and which could enable more powerful computers.

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    Is a Sad Song Sad for Everyone?

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    Researchers explore how different cultures respond to the same music -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Osram, Rinspeed to Debut Modular Electric Vehicle at CES 2020

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    Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc., a global high-tech lighting company, announced it is the exclusive lighting supplier for Rinspeed’s concept vehicle,...

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    New Nano-Barrier for Composite Material Could Strengthen Spacecraft Payloads

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    Researchers at the University of Surrey have developed a robust nano-barrier for carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs) that could be...

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    Chip-Based Optical Sensor Detects Cancer Biomarker in Urine

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    Researchers from the University of Twente have used a chip-based sensor with an integrated laser to detect low levels of...

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    LASER World of PHOTONICS China 2020 focuses on smart manufacturing

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    LASER World of PHOTONICS China will celebrate its 15th year when it opens at Shanghai New International Expo Centre on...

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    New Particle Accelerator Fits on a Silicon Chip

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    The device uses lasers to accelerate electrons along an etched channel -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    VTT develops tool based on AR and AI to support space repairs

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    European Space Agency has been testing the astronaut assistance tool as part of its training and operations system.

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    Moiin Group gains US patent recognition for motion capture tech

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    Korean company says its FBG-based motion capture suits are taking another step towards fully integrated VR ecosystem.

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    Color-Changing Fibers Unravel a Knotty Mystery

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    Mathematicians are devising new techniques to better predict how to tie strong knots that are useful in climbing and sailing...

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    An Optical-Tweezer Clock

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    Prototype atomic clock uses tweezers to combine the benefits of single-atom and optical-lattice clocks.

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    Titan Enterprises Proposes Solution to Cooling World’s Most Sensitive Astronomical Camera

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    Titan Enterprises Ltd., an international manufacturer of flow meters, has proposed an optical flow sensor technology to monitor the flow...

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    Multiple Properties of Quantum Materials Probed Simultaneously at Nano Resolution

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    Researchers at Columbia University and the University of California, San Diego, have used a combination of measurement techniques to simultaneously...

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    Researchers Achieve 3D Printed Glass with Complex Geometry

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    Researchers from ETH Zürich have developed a technique to produce complex glass objects with 3D printing. The method is based...

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    LASER-TEC College Profile

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    IRSC photonics program students set up an interferometer. Courtesy of LASER-TEC. For more than 15 years, IRSC has offered associate-level...

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    The art of the possible

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    As Photonics Spectra readers know, the January issue traditionally reports on trends. This issue is no exception and includes insightful...

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    Quantum Sensors in Diamond Anvils Measure Performance Under Extreme Conditions

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    To develop new, high-performance optical and electronic materials, scientists need to measure how material properties such as magnetism and strength...

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    Monograin Layer Solar Cells Improved with Silver

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    Researchers at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have increased the efficiency of next-generation thin-film solar cells by partially substituting copper...

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    More Expat Chinese Scientists Are Returning to China

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    Recent study explores the impact of the country’s efforts to lure foreign-educated and foreign-based scientists back to their homeland.

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    Researchers Build Chip-Size Particle Accelerator

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    For the first time, scientists at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created a silicon chip that...

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    Circus Roncalli swaps live animals for ‘holographic’ videos

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    The journey to cruelty-free circus acts began in 2020 not with a bang or clashing cymbals but with the whisper...

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    Scientists Develop Spectrometer to Detect Molecular Signatures

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    Scientists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) have developed a spectrometer for the analysis of the molecular composition of...

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    Natural and Artificial Vision Combined to Treat Blindness

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    Researchers from Bar-Ilan University and Stanford University have reported evidence indicating that the brain knows how to integrate natural and...

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    VTT Researchers Develop Optical Fiber Made of Cellulose

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    Researchers from VTT have developed a wood-based optical fiber. The fiber, made from cellulose, is suited for sensors that benefit...

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    Researchers produce first laser ultrasound images of humans

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    Technique may help remotely image and assess health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places.

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    Photons Connect the Dots

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    Microwaves create long-distance link between silicon qubits.

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    NIST: Counting photons now routine enough to need standards

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    So the Institute is developing standards to evaluate and compare Single Photon Detectors to benchmarks.

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    Quanergy launches solid state LiDAR-based access control and people counter

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    Flow Management platform enables applications for smart spaces and security.

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    Here Are the Most Beautiful Science GIFs We Discovered in 2019

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

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    Neural Networks Train Lasers to Spot Space Junk

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    A set of algorithms for laser ranging telescopes, developed by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping and...

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    Good News for Dogs with Cancer

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    New therapies for beloved pets are getting developed in hopes of treating humans as well -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Security Technology Gets a Boost

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    Spiral array of inexpensive X-ray detectors could improve efficiency of airport screening.

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    In Vivo Imaging with FLIM Shows Effect of Experience on Neuronal Activity

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    Every day, the neuronal connections within our brains change depending on what we learn and experience in our daily lives....

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    Submarine optical cables offer potential as billions of seismic sensors

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    French research group says existing infrastructure could detect earthquakes, swell and underwater noise.

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    NUS Singapore develops large-area, flexible NIR LEDs

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    Each covers an area of 900 mm2 using low-cost methods and several orders of magnitude larger than usually possible.

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    Chalcogenide Perovskites Show Promise for Optoelectronics Applications

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    A new barium zirconium sulfide (BaZrS3) thin film, developed by a team at the University at Buffalo, combines strong light...

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    DenseLight to Expand in Singapore and China After Ownership Transfer

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    Photonics integration technology company DenseLight Semiconductors Technology Co. Ltd. has become an independent organization following its divestment by POET Technologies...

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    How NIST Tested Facial-Recognition Algorithms for Racial Bias

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    Some algorithms were up to 100 times better at identifying white faces -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Lasers Extend Study of Matter at Extremes

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    Wakefield acceleration with a 200-TW driving laser creates brilliant, ultrashort-pulse X-rays, enabling single-shot probes of processes at work in fusion...

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    Researchers Develop Sub-Femtosecond Transportation for Electrons

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    A European team composed of researchers from the University of Konstanz, the University of Luxembourg, CNRS-Université Paris Sud, the Center...

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    New Ceramic Nanocomposite Demonstrates High IR Transmittance, Thermal Stability

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    A research team that includes scientists from Russia, Ukraine, and China has developed a Y2O3-MgO fine-grained composite ceramic material that...

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    Jelena Vuckovic Granted £350K to Create Miniature On-Chip Laser

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    Jelena Vuckovic, a Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership and professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, is the winner...

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    Mushroom-Derived Dye to Aid Cell Biologists

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    Scientists at the University of Bath have developed a fluorescent tool for detecting reactive oxygen species based on a chemical...

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    Green Fluorescent Protein Can Increase Protein Production

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    Even though scientists have engineered bacteria to make therapeutic proteins, medicines based on these proteins, such as insulin and clotting...

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    Swirling Magnetic Fields Hint at Origins of Spiral Galaxy Shapes

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    The formation of spiral galaxies remains an open question in astronomy, but a new study offers a fresh look into...

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    FLIR Systems Invests in Providence Photonics

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    FLIR Systems has made a strategic investment in Providence Photonics LLC, according to the two companies. Providence Photonics, a developer...

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    Silicon Quantum Bits Communicate over Relatively Long Distance

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    A Princeton University research team has shown that silicon quantum bits (qubits), mediated by a microwave photon, can interact even...

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    Thorlabs Adds Crystalline Coating Capability

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    Thorlabs has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business assets of Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS), a developer of...

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    Laser Technique for Disease Identification Receives Funding

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    Researchers at King’s College London and the University of Southern Denmark have received a research contract of £750,000 ($970,425) to...

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    Nanoscale Sensing at Extreme Pressures

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    A quantum sensing platform built on diamond nitrogen–vacancy centers measures stress and magnetism in metals under intense conditions.

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    Researchers Transform IR Wavelengths into Visible Light

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    Researchers have designed a new chip-integrated light source that can transform infrared wavelengths into visible wavelengths, which have been difficult...

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    Lumibird to acquire Ellex’s laser and ultrasound business

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    A$100M (€62M) deal to create global laser and ultrasound provider of systems for diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.

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    On-chip light source produces range of wavelengths

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    Silicon-based device “like a nanoscale optical parametric oscillator” could enable variety of photonic applications.

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    Toward Quantum Security with Classical Optics

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    Chaotic light waves form the basis for an encryption system that, according to researchers, is scalable, unhackable and compatible with...

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    Noncontact Laser Ultrasound Safely Images Human Tissue

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    MIT engineers have devised an alternative to conventional ultrasound imaging that doesn’t require contact with the body and can be...

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    Femtosecond laser scribing key to organic solar advance

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    Fraunhofer-led effort looking to scale low-cost photovoltaic materials to industrial level.

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    Newfound "Ablating" Exoplanets Could Reveal Alien Geology

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    By probing close-in worlds, the discovery will help astronomers better understand how planets form and evolve -- Read more on...

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    What Happens to White Christmases as the World Warms?

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    Although more winter precipitation will fall as rain because of climate change, don't say goodbye to snow just yet --...

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    The Brain Senses Touch beyond the Body

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    You detect a tool’s contact with an object as if you placed your own finger on it -- Read more...

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    Quantum Dots Record Vaccination History

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    Researchers embed near-infrared fluorescent quantum dots with a microneedle patch to record vaccination history directly into the skin.

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    Metasurface with Space-Time Phase Modulation Demonstrates Nonreciprocal Light Reflection

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    Scientists at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) developed a new type of optical metasurface that makes light reflect in...

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    ZEISS Revenue Increases by 11% to $7 Billion

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    The ZEISS Group saw revenue grow by 11% in fiscal year 2018-2019, reaching €6.43 billion ($7.18 billion USD; previous year:...

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    Vaping May Increase the Risk of Chronic Respiratory Disease

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    In addition to a recent spate of lung illnesses, e-cigarettes have been linked to a greater likelihood of developing diseases...

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    Ultrafast, Energy-Efficient All-Optical Switching with Plasmonic Waveguides

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    NTT and the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed an all-optical switch that operates in the ultrafast regime...

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    Can Diesel Finally Come Clean?

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    Fuel injection through Bunsen burner–inspired tubes could cut soot emissions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Light-Based pH Sensor Glows with Promise

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    Combined photonic–chemical system could enable instant measurements that don’t disturb the biological systems being monitored.

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    Small Wonders: Fiction Writers Tackle Quantum Physics

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    If you have some downtime over the holidays, consider “getting entangled” in Quantum Shorts: Collected Flash Fiction Inspired by Quantum...

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    Liftoff for Cheops, ESA’s exoplanet mission

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    High-precision photometer on board will search for “Earthlike” exoplanets; successfully sent into orbit after delayed launch.

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    Emotional Words Such as "Love" Mean Different Things in Different Languages

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    An analysis of more than 2,000 languages reveals differences in the way feelings are conceptualized among cultures -- Read more...

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    Ocean Acidification Could Eat Away at Sharks' Teeth and Scales

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    The fishes’ ability to swim and feed could be compromised -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Researchers Aim to Build Light-Controlled Tissue Scaffolds for Cell Regeneration

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    Researchers at Aarhus University are exploring a method of regenerating brain and heart cells using light. Their technique uses water-based...

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    Coating Made from Quantum Material Conceals Temperature Change from IR Cameras

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    An ultrathin coating engineered from samarium nickel oxide (SmNiO3) has been found to emit the same amount of thermal radiation...

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    Photonics Leaders Join Together for Global, Online Academic Conference

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    The Photonics Online Meetup (POM) is a free, online conference taking place Jan. 13, 2020, with a focus on nanoscale...

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    Compound Photonics launches ‘smallest’ 2Kx2K microdisplay for AR/MR

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    Company says there is a market need for larger, symmetrical field of view for more naturalistic viewing.

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    Zeiss completes a decade of record-breaking sales

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    German optics giant posts tenth successive year of growth as turnover hits €6.4 BN.

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    Switching to Renewables Can Hurt Vulnerable Groups–Unless Utilities Plan Ahead

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    Charging more for electricity during peak hours could strain finances and negatively affect health for some disadvantaged populations -- Read...

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    Fiber Optic Array Characterizes Thunder-Induced Ground Motions

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    A new study shows that underground fiber optic cables can pick up the rumble of thunder underground, potentially providing scientists...

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    Multispectral imager quantifies huge gas blowout from space

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    European Space Agency photonics kit reveals that Ohio plant leaked more than 50 kilotons of methane over 20 days.

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    Invisible Ink Could Reveal whether Kids Have Been Vaccinated

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    The technology embeds immunization records into a child’s skin -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    High-Intensity Lasers and the Repetition-Rate Revolution

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    The co-chair of the upcoming High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena conference, one-third of the OSA High-Brightness and Light-Driven Interactions Congress,...

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    Thermal Vibrations Can Move Through a Vacuum

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    Researchers have observed a quantum-mechanical effect in the motion of tiny membranes in a vacuum chamber, which could have practical...

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    EMVA Names Yates as New President

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