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    Fluorescence lifetime technique offers real-time imaging of tumor margins

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    University of California, Davis combines imaging and machine learning to accelerate diagnosis.

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    Cool Butterfly Effect: Insect Equipment Could Inspire Heat-Radiating Tech

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    Butterfly wings contain complex thermodynamic structures that can teach us to make efficient—and colorful—cooling materials -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Novel 3D scanner gathers evidence at a crime scene

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    So-called "3DF scanner" from Fraunhofer IOF can collect forensic evidence optically and non-destructively in seconds.

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    Attempts at Debunking "Fake News" about Epidemics Might Do More Harm Than Good

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    Batting down conspiracy theories about disease outbreaks such as that of the new coronavirus may prove counterproductive to public health...

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    Jenoptik says it remained on growth path in 2019

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    “Past fiscal year was once again the best in the company’s history in terms of revenue and earnings” – CFO.

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    LASER World of Photonics China postponed

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    Coronavirus concerns lead Messe München to delay February and March expos - including Vision China 2020 and co-located events.

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    Will Past Criminals Reoffend? Humans Are Terrible at Guessing, and Computers Aren't Much Better

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    A new study finds algorithms’ predictions are slightly superior but not under all circumstances -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    NASA's Next Low-Cost Planetary Science Missions Will Visit Venus or the Outer Solar System

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    With its selection of four candidates for its coveted Discovery class of interplanetary missions, the space agency seeks to handle...

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    Portable Device Uses Photomultiplier to Detect Foodborne Illness

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    Researchers at Purdue University have developed a bioluminescence-sensing assay coupled with a portable light detection device that works with smartphones...

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    Here's How Computer Models Simulate the Future Spread of New Coronavirus

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    They aim for clarity amid confusion surrounding the outbreak -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Toward Net-Zero-Energy Greenhouses

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    Tunable see-through organic solar cells, employed as greenhouse windows, could harvest energy from the part of the spectrum not used...

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    IPG cuts prices as coronavirus adds to China challenges

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    Fiber laser giant reports first quarterly net loss in a decade; estimates coronavirus impact at $45M.

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    Starlight Could Break Up Asteroids

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    Electromagnetic radiation emitted from stars as they collapse might provide enough power to destroy asteroids, a research team believes. A...

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    Neural Network Improves Quantum Tomography

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    Scientists at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) have applied machine learning to the challenges of reconstructing quantum states....

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    Tandem Solar Cell Demonstrates 29.15% Efficiency

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    Scientists at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have achieved 29.15% efficiency in a solar cell made of perovskite and silicon....

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    Hybrid Microscope Improves Tissue Pathology

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    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have paired infrared capabilities with high-resolution optical microscopy and machine learning to...

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    Atlas Copco makes $1.2 BN bid for MV firm Isra Vision

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    Atlas hoping to create "global leader in machine vision" with Isra at its center.

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    Fraunhofer HHI introduces USB Li-Fi modules offering 1 Gbit/s

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    To be presented at Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2020 in San Diego, CA, from 8–12 March.

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    PW2020: DARPA seeking close cooperation with photonics sector

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    Proposed military-grade quantum sensors will require at least four lasers to address various quantum states.

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    Multi-beam additive manufacturing platform achieves "unmatched speed"

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    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology method achieves printing speeds of 10 million voxels per second.

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    Epidemiologist Veteran of SARS and MERS Shares Coronavirus Insights after China Trip

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    Columbia University professor W. Ian Lipkin looks for lessons from the new disease COVID-19 to prevent the next disaster --...

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    Deadly Air Pollution Doesn't Respect State Borders

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    U.S. federal authorities have recently been reluctant to step in to mediate cross-border air quality issues among states -- Read...

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    Reducing Street Sprawl Could Help Combat Climate Change

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    Building more disconnected thoroughfares might lock cities into a dependence on greenhouse-gas emitting cars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Researchers Gel with Optical Computing

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    Photoresponsive hydrogel that allows weak laser beams to interact with each other is offered as a potential platform for circuit-free...

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    Breakthrough in THz Quantum Cascade Lasers Could Lead to Much Faster Data Rates

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    A research team from the University of Leeds and the University of Nottingham believe they have found a way of...

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    Laser-etched nanostructures offer control of light absorption

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    University of Rochester project could lead to more efficient solar power generation.

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    Footprint Find Could Be a "Holy Grail" of Pterosaur Research

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    How early pterosaurs walked on the ground has been a complete mystery. Now the first known trackways of their footprints...

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    VR Classroom Immerses Students in Nanotechnology

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    In a custom-developed virtual reality (VR) classroom at the University of Arizona, students can pick up and examine scaled-up versions...

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    Koito invests $50M in lidar firm Cepton

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    Top-tier provider of car parts wants to develop headlamps with built-in lidar sensors.

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    ORC's silicon photonics fab wins £1.5m for expansion

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    Zepler Institute, Nano-Silicon Photonics Group, and Glasgow university to extend Cornerstone facility.

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    II-VI predicts $50M coronavirus hit

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    Photonics giant shifts some production to sites in Vietnam and Malaysia to mitigate impact to supply lines.

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    Meet our new Advisory Board members!

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    Lab on a Chip is excited to introduce the newest additions to our Advisory Board! Esther Amstad studied material science at...

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    Researchers Demonstrate VCSEL Control Using Ultrathin Metalenses

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    Researchers led by Patrice Genevet of the Centre de Recherche sur l’Hétéro-Epitaxie et ses Applications (CRHEA) at the University Côte...

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    HORIBA Scientific to Sponsor Upcoming RamanFest

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    HORIBA Scientific, a manufacturer of Raman spectroscopy systems, has announced it is once again sponsoring RamanFest, this year at the...

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    Meet "Spikey," a Possible Pair of Merging Supermassive Black Holes

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    A flare predicted for this spring could confirm the object is indeed two monstrous black holes coming together -- Read...

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    Analyzing Moon Dust, Atom by Atom

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    Laser-driven technique allows insights on space weathering to be gleaned from a single lunar grain—a potential boon in the study...

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    European group developing a 1kW dot matrix ultrafast laser

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    "MultigrAVE" project aiming to carve flow-optimised surfaces in metal surfaces, imitating shark skin.

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    TeraView wins $6M funding from investors old and new

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    Cash from Wonik, Pathfinder H and Ingenious will "accelerate product and technology development in the terahertz market".

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    Is an Antidepressant Right for You? Ask Your Brain Waves

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    EEGs successfully picked out which depressed individuals got better on the drug Zoloft -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Approach Uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Quantum Advantage

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    Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Valiev Institute of Physics and Technology, and ITMO University created...

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    Elbit Systems Awarded Contracts for Laser Systems

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    Elbit Systems has been awarded contracts worth approximately $136 million to provide customers in the Asia-Pacific area with airborne laser...

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    SPIE, Edmund Optics Award Top Companies in Startup Challenge

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    Six new companies were awarded funding last week during the 10th annual Photonics West Startup Challenge event. Three top companies...

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    Coherent optimistic on 5G and OLED prospects

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    Dip in quarterly sales and coronavirus uncertainty expected to be offset by longer term stability.

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    Laser-Printed Plasmonic Arrays Boost IR Emission of Colloidal Quantum Dots

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    Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) that emit light in the near- and mid-infrared (IR) spectral ranges have the potential to power...

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    Researchers Synthesize Nanosize Semiconductors in a Plasmonic Nanoantenna

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    Researchers at Hokkaido University have developed an approach to placing nanoscale semiconductors on metallic particles that is precise and cost-effective....

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    Laser fluorescence plus x-ray absorption reveals structure of sprays

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    Lund University technique promises new insights into industrial processes and combustion of fuels.

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    Rocks, Rockets and Robots: The Plan to Bring Mars Down to Earth

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    Coordinated by NASA and ESA, an ambitious effort to retrieve samples from the Red Planet faces major obstacles -- Read...

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    Atomic-Scale Resolution in Space and Time

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    A high-speed, high-definition microscope combines scanning tunneling microscopy with ultrashort laser pulses to peer into the quantum world.

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    Photonics West Show Daily Thursday February 6 edition

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    Access a free download of the Thursday edition of Show Daily from Photonics West 2020.

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    How Does a Mammalian Brain Forget?

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    A mouse study shows immune cells gobbling up the connections between memory-associated neurons -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Pseudo-Random Speckle Illumination Patterns Allow for High-Resolution Imaging

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    Researchers at the University of Tokyo have demonstrated the use of a multimode fiber (MMF) in combination with an integrated...

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    1D Analogs of 2D Heterostructures Could Find Multiple Applications

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    Technological devices are becoming smaller and more feature-rich in part because scientists are exploring new materials and new ways to...

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    Light-Responsive Material Could Provide Basis for All-Optical Computing

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    A platform that could potentially be used for all-optical computing has been developed through a collaboration between researchers at McMaster...

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    2020 Prism Awards Celebrate Innovation

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    The 12th annual Prism Awards ceremony showcased a plethora of innovation: hand-held spectrometry, plug-and-play inspection, multispectral imaging, and more. The...

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    Lumentum predicts further growth in 3D sensing

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    Quarterly revenue rise driven by telecoms but company expects to take a hit from coronavirus disruption.

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    Peru's Peatlands Could Greatly Accelerate Global Warming

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    The vast region may stay wet—or dry up and burn—depending on whether indigenous people want to continue to work the...

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    FS-Laser-Based Technology Creates Solar Power Generators

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    A University of Rochester research team has demonstrated that the laser-based technology it used to create unsinkable metallic structures can...

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    ZEISS and RIKEN Establish Partnership

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    ZEISS and RIKEN Innovation have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement to explore opportunities where the combination of Riken’s expertise...

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    Photonics West Show Daily Wednesday Feb 5 edition

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    Access a free download of the Wednesday edition of Show Daily from Photonics West 2020.

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    Will the New Coronavirus Keep Spreading or Not? You Have to Know One Little Number

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    Whenever there’s a new outbreak, scientists rush to calculate a number called R0, or R-naught -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    MICE Cold: Collaboration Demonstrates Muon Ionization Cooling

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    Physicists take the first step toward taming the short-lived particle -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    How Coronaviruses Cause Infection–from Colds to Deadly Pneumonia

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    The novel coronavirus outbreak raises questions about how such pathogens evolve and what makes infections mild or severe -- Read...

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    Seeing Sprays Two Different Ways

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    Imaging method simultaneously records the X-ray absorption and two-photon fluorescence of atomizing sprays, which could help to improve the efficiency...

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    Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry That May Fight Alzheimer’s

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    Previous experiments using flickering light to treat neurodegenerative disease have shown promise, and now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of...

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    SPIE and University of Central Florida Announce Scholarship

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    SPIE has established the SPIE-Glebov Family Optics and Photonics Graduate Scholarship Fund for the University of Central Florida College of...

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    What if

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    Each day I drive about 40 miles east across Route 20, from Albany, N.Y., to Pittsfield, Mass., to get to...

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    Tunable lens allows faster imaging of zebrafish blood vessels

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    University of Science and Technology of China project boosts focusing speed to see cardiovascular system.

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    Portable Concussion Detector Uses Infrared Light to Measure Brain Metabolism

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    A new approach to detecting concussion utilizes a laser to deliver infrared (IR) light pulses to the brain, where the...

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    Photonics West Show Daily Tuesday Feb 4 edition

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    Access a free download of the Tuesday edition of Show Daily from Photonics West 2020.

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    Coordinate Metrology Society Forms Board of Directors

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    The Coordinate Metrology Society has formed a board of directors composed of seven industry and business professionals. The board was...

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    Quantum Logic Spectroscopy Improves Atomic Measurements by Factor of 100 Million

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    Scientists from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) have enabled precise optical measurements...

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    Orangutans Are Hanging On in the Same Palm Oil Plantations That Displace Them

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    Conservationists still need to work to minimize conflict between the endangered apes and humans -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    50th Anniversary of Supercontinuum Laser Marked at SPIE’s BiOS/Photonics West

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    Light is one of the most vital and versatile phenomena in nature with salient properties. Without it, no one can...

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    Applied Photophysics Appoints Flanagan as CEO

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    Applied Photophysics, a specialist in spectrometry, has appointed Tim Flanagan as CEO and member of the board of directors. Additionally,...

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    Laser-Driven X-Rays and Fluorescence Imaging Capture Details of Atomizing Sprays

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    A team at Lund University observed and quantified an atomizing spray by recording x-ray absorption while using two-photon laser-induced fluorescence...

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    Nobel Prize Winner Highlights BiOS Plenary

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    Once the diffraction limit in microscopy was discovered by Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe in the late 19th century, the...

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    CompoundTek Launches Silicon Photonics Testing Services Hub

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    CompoundTek Pte Ltd., a global foundry services company developing emerging silicon photonics (SiPh) solutions, announced the launch of its maiden...

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    Photonics West Show Daily BiOS 2020 Weekend Edition

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    For the first time, we are publishing a Saturday-Sunday edition of the must-have Show Daily, focused on the BiOS exhibition...

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    Hunting for New Drugs with AI

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    The pharmaceutical industry is in a drug-discovery slump. How much can AI help? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medicine

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    Electronic Health Records Need a Shot in the Arm

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    Digitization of patient charts was supposed to revolutionize medical practice. Artificial intelligence could help unlock its potential  -- Read more...

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    Rise of Robot Radiologists

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    Deep-learning algorithms are peering into MRIs and x-rays with unmatched vision, but who is to blame when they make a...

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    Wiring Minds

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    Successfully applying AI to biomedicine requires innovators trained in contrasting cultures -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Sweating Robot Beats the Heat

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    By leaking water, a soft robotic gripper cools itself more efficiently than humans do -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Less Complex Approach to Laser Pulse Measurement Provides Precise Information

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    Until now, a complex experimental setup was required to measure the shape of a laser lightwave with a high degree...

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    First Images from Inouye Solar Telescope Provide Detailed Look at Sun

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    The first images from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Inouye Solar Telescope show a close-up view of the sun’s surface,...

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    US Department of Energy Will Fund Up to $625M for Quantum Information Centers

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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $625 million in funding over the next five years to...

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    New Podcast Series Will Touch on ‘All Things Photonics’

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    In “All Things Photonics,” a new podcast from the publishers of Photonics Spectra magazine, host Emmett Warren holds intimate conversations...

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    Panasonic develops high-power blue beam combining

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    New design enables high-power, shorter wavelength laser for microfabrication at high beam quality.

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    II-VI launches 'high-speed VCSELs' for optical HDMI apps

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    To support trend in televison and computer displays moving toward higher resolution outputs and higher data rates.

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    What's in Kale (or a Pear) that Seems to Lower Alzheimer's Risk?

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    Particular antioxidants in fruits and vegetables may lower chances of getting the disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Novel microscope views ultrafast processes at quantum scale

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    MPG's so-called quantum HD camera allows precise tracking of electron movements in individual atoms.

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    CompoundTek opens SE Asia’s first silicon photonics test hub

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    Singapore center offers a range of capabilities in niche optical-semiconductor technology testing.

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    Bizarre Cosmic Dance Offers Fresh Test for General Relativity

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    Scientists have detected relativistic frame dragging, a prediction of Einstein’s greatest theory, around a distant pair of exotic stars --...

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    "Mini Brains" Are Not like the Real Thing

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    Snags hinder efforts to create small cellular models of the human cortex -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Of Wings and Wavelengths

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    Hyperspectral imaging reveals that butterfly wings show feats of thermal sensing, radiative cooling and more.

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    Photoluminescent Polymer Detects Stress Quickly

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    A new stress-detecting polymer that shines brighter when stretched could be used to measure the performance of synthetic polymers and...

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    Global BioImaging Receives $1.3M to Advance Biomedical Imaging

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    Global BioImaging, an international network of bioimaging facilities and communities coordinated by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), has received...

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    Block MEMS lands $5.5M to further develop stand-off chemical identifier

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    US firm’s hyperspectral approach, based around quantum cascade lasers, selected for Phase III of IARPA program.

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    Precision laser drilling helps filter microplastics from water

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    SimConDrill project using Fraunhofer ILT technology is nominated for Green Award.

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    Will Elizabeth Warren's Stance against "Junk Science" Matter to Voters?

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    The presidential candidate wants new limits on government use of biased studies pushed by industry -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    MKS positive as sales beat expectations

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    Corporate owner of Newport, Spectra-Physics, and Ophir photonics brands sees rebound in semiconductor industry and a potential uptick in cell...

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    Adva plays key role in optical quantum communications…

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    ...while Toshiba achieves first transmission of real-time genome sequence data with QKD security.

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    Cyborg Jellyfish Could One Day Explore the Ocean

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    An electronic device increases their speed, and later versions could control their direction as well -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Home Star Stunner: Best Ever Images of Solar Surface Herald New Era

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    Scientists have released the first pictures from a new telescope in Hawaii, one of three missions expected to redefine our...

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    Fiber Photons Enter Multiple Dimensions

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    Technique sends multidimensional photons down conventional single-mode fiber, which could ensure high bandwidth in quantum networks.

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    Meta-Hologram Optical Device Operates in Forward and Backward Directions

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    A multifunctional meta-hologram design, developed by researchers at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), can be used to create...

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    NY-Based Research Team to Collaborate on Quantum Research

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    A collaborative cross-institutional research team led by Stony Brook University’s Eden Figueroa, associate professor in the Department of Physics and...

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    Researchers Introduce the First All-Optical, Stealth Data Encryption Technology

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    BGN Technologies, the technology-transfer company of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, is introducing the first all-optical “stealth” encryption technology that...

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    Lumibird postpones growth target on lidar delays

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    €150M annual turnover now expected by French photonics firm to be achieved in 2022, a year later than planned.

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    Raman test for blood glucose promises better diabetes management

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    MIT achieves direct observation of glucose Raman peaks from a subject's skin without advanced computation.

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    The Art of Lying

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    Lying has gotten a bad rap. In fact, it is among the most sophisticated accomplishments of the human mind. But...

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    Multidimensional Quantum Communications with Legacy Fibers

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    In a new “twist” on quantum communication using optical fiber, researchers from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and Huazhong University...

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    Portable Biosensor Uses Light at Nanoscale to Detect Sepsis in Minutes

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    Time is critical when diagnosing sepsis, but the tests currently used to identify this disease can take up to 72...

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    Double-Glazing, at the Nanoscale

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    Stacks of alternating, nanometer-thin layers of mica-like mineral and polymer form a transparent film that’s thermally conductive in the one...

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    Light-Based Chemistry Could Increase Energy Density of a Renewable Fuel

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    Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory used photochemical [2 + 2] cycloaddition to upgrade biomass-derived acetone — common nail polish...

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    Long-Distance Distribution of Atom-Photon Entanglement at Telecom Wavelength

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    Physicists at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), with colleagues at Saarland University, have demonstrated the transport of an entangled state between...

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    Way to Generate OAM Pulses in UV Range Could Help in Materials Research

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    Scientists from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), in collaboration with researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Optics...

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    China's Citywide Quarantines: Are They Ethical and Effective?

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    The country has shut down all travel to and from Wuhan and nearby cities in an attempt to curb the...

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    Trumpf Hüttinger acquires microwave tech firm HBH

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    With expansion of existing plasma excitation methods, Trumpf aims to target new areas of business based on microwave technology.

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    "Organoids" Reveal How Human Forebrain Develops

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    Studying gene expression in human brain tissue grown in the lab could offer insight into disorders such as autism --...

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    Iridescence as Camouflage

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    In some animal species, striking, shifting coloration, created by light scattering from micro- and nanostructures, may serve to conceal rather...

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    Record-Breaking Terahertz Laser Beam Developed at TU Wien in Vienna

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    A research group at TU Wien has developed a terahertz radiation source that is both efficient and creates a broad...

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    High-Dimensional Quantum Gates Could Open New Avenues for Quantum Information Processing

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    A team of researchers from Austria, Canada, and Finland used the spatial structure of light to experimentally implement so-called high-dimensional...

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    ORNL Researchers Summarize Results from Quantum Experiments

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers Joseph Lukens, Pavel Lougovski, Brian Williams, and Nicholas Peters, with collaborators from Purdue University...

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    TDK Ventures invests in GaN laser developer SLD Laser

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    Third tranche of TDK Ventures investment confirmed from $50 million fund established in mid-2019.

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    3-D Printing Gives Voice to a 3,000-Year-Old Mummy

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    Researchers printed a replica of the vocal tract of ancient Egyptian scribe Nesyamun -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A Low-Cost Photodetector for the Long-Wave IR

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    Detector, built using colloidal quantum dots, could have applications in environmental sensing and gas analysis.

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    Photosensitizer Design Absorbs Low-Energy Light, Transfers Energy Efficiently

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    Researchers at Hokkaido University, working with colleagues in Japan to develop a photosensitizer design that could use low-energy light effectively,...

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    Color Superlensing Could Break Through Diffraction Barrier

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    Researcher Sergey Kharinstev and his team at Kazan Federal University recently published a paper in Optics Letters where they detail...

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    Permira Company Purchases Stake in Lytx

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    Permira has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Lytx. The transaction values the company, a...

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    Camera Offers Single-Shot, Real-Time, Ultrafast Imaging of Transparent Objects

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    A camera developed at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) uses picosecond imaging technology to take photographs and videos of...

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    ASML looks to future as focus falls on China-US tension

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    Lithography giant caught in geopolitical crossfire but busy preparing for an EUV-powered future.

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    UK-based scientists create bactericidal 3D-printed parts

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    Such laser-printed materials could halt spread of infections such as MRSA in hospitals.

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    OmniVision and Artilux collaborate on 3D infrared sensors

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    Adoption of germanium-on-silicon light absorption layer extends sensing range to 1550 nm for higher performance.

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    SPIE names 2020 Startup Challenge semi-finalists

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    Industry-focused pitching competition held during Photonics West to showcase 42 startups vying to win $85,000 in prizes and support.

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    New Nerve-Growing Method Could Help Injured Soldiers and Others

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    Eight years of experiments demonstrate the bridging of large gaps in damaged nerves -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Ending in 2020, NASA's Infrared Spitzer Mission Leaves a Gap in Astronomy

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    Delays to the James Webb Space Telescope will result in at least a yearlong hiatus in space-based infrared observations --...

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    Infectious Disease Expert Discusses What We Know about the New Virus in China

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    Federal disease agency director Anthony Fauci discusses the novel pathogen that has, so far, sickened hundreds in Asia and one...

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    Largest Brain Wiring Diagram to Date Is Published

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    The partial fruit fly “connectome” contains approximately 25,000 neurons and 20 million synapses -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Pop Culture's Rate of Change May Mirror Organic Evolution

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    A new study finds that music and some other human phenomena have altered at a pace comparable to that of animals such...

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    A Firmer Grip on How Cement Sets

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    Nondestructive laser-based technique employs mathematical modeling to calculate cement’s behavior as it sets, which could be a boon for the...

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    Case Study: Growing Sales Through Brand Awareness

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    The Company Admesy was founded in 2006 in the Netherlands. It offers a broad range of test and measurement instruments...

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    Diabolical Points Could Provide Control of Quantum Emitters

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    Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Glasgow have discovered a way to potentially provide control...

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    TU Vienna boosts efficiency of THz generation

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    Improved conversion from mid-IR sources could lead to terahertz optics using table-top lasers.

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