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24 Sep 12
Laser weapons home in on military utility

Director of US Joint Technology Office says laser weapons have moved well beyond the realm of science fiction.

21 Sep 12
US nuclear commission authorizes laser enrichment

Initial decision by Atomic Safety and Licensing Board clears way for construction of a uranium laser enrichment facility.

18 Sep 12
LED-based sequencer to track Salmonella and E.coli

US Food & Drug Administration agrees $17 million contract for sequencing systems to track future outbreaks of potentially harmful pathogens.

13 Sep 12
Picomole patent paves way for breath analysis

The company's infrared system for detecting signs of medical conditions in exhaled breath will soon receive US patent approval.

12 Sep 12
QC laser microscope to slash cancer diagnosis time

Daylight Solutions to develop commercial prototype of "game-changing" instrument that will yield results in minutes rather than days.

11 Sep 12
Free-space laser comms to boost Marines' bandwidth

US Navy awards $7M contract for ITT Exelis and Novasol to build a line-of-sight system to handle escalating data needs.

04 Sep 12
MicroVision builds on Pioneer deal

A move to a licensing model puts the company's pico-projector business on a sure footing, says its vice president of R&D.

29 Aug 12
Laser acts as '3D molecular painter'

Austrian teams fix molecules precisely into 3D materials. The method promises 'designer' biological tissues and micro sensors.

28 Aug 12
Photoacoustic detection gains new versatility

US Army believes a multiwavelength platform could detect several toxic species simultaneously.

23 Aug 12
DoD contracts round-up: summer 2012

Substantial backing for optical countermeasure and multispectral targeting systems, including a $463 million agreement with Northrop Grumman.

21 Aug 12
ChemCam takes aim, fires

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity powers up its laser and examines the neighborhood.

09 Aug 12
BMW places large Trumpf disk laser order

Car manufacturer to install fourteen “TruDisk” lasers, underlining current strength of demand in the auto industry.

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