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28 Sep 21
‘A-Rod’ makes laser fusion pitch

Ex-pro baseball star Alex Rodriguez takes part in $15M funding round for startup Focused Energy.

28 Sep 21
Latest Landsat carries infrared instruments into orbit

Multispectral and thermal imagers on board Landsat 9 provide latest upgrade to near 50-year mission.

28 Sep 21
Infrared terahertz technology measures thickness of ice on prawns

Partnership of DTU (Denmark) and Royal Greenland measuring ice glaze for optimal freshness and safety aims.

28 Sep 21
Light-emitting plants provide routes to novel devices

MIT embeds nanoparticles in plant tissue to store and release photons for lighting and signalling.

27 Sep 21
Laser process can cut industrial chemical usage in vehicle manufacture

LIS (laser interference structuring) treats aluminum alloy for corrosion protection.

27 Sep 21
Trumpf development enables ‘abutment laser printing’ for dentistry

3D laser printer, demoed at IDS dental technology expo, offers choice of one or two lasers, using laser-metal fusion technique.

23 Sep 21
Qioptiq Photonics expands optics capacity for semiconductor equipment

€30M investment at Göttingen site of Excelitas Technologies subsidiary.

22 Sep 21
UK Quantum Technology Hub plans optical network for precision timing

Project will mark the first time such a UK network has been extended to cover a large area.

22 Sep 21
Profits up at Lumibird despite lidar slip

Strong performance in photonics and medical divisions sees operating income climb.

22 Sep 21
GS Plastic Optics waveguides to feature in rapid Covid tests

Supply deal with LightDeck Diagnostics includes $5M for expansion at Rochester production site.

22 Sep 21
Columbia University cooks chicken with lasers honed to roast

Robotic platform, 3D-printing and wavelength selection allows customized cooking of meats.

22 Sep 21
Mauna Kea and Johnson & Johnson launch new research collaboration

Agreement continues efforts towards validation of Cellvizio platform for lung cancer screening.

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