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19 Dec 18
Quantum cascade lasers to help optimize individual food plans

Swiss QCL maker Alpes Lasers heads up new European project that will generate personalized plans for improved nutrition in young diabetics and premature babies.

13 Dec 18
Osram to show technologies to improve quality of life at CES 2019

Firm to reach into strategic markets beyond illumination with “Photonics for a Smarter Life” innovations in Las Vegas.

12 Dec 18
OSIRIS-REx probe discovers water on asteroid

Sensors on NASA's newly-arrived spacecraft identify hydoxyl groups embedded in clays on Bennu.

06 Dec 18
OCT links blood vessels to melanoma type

Clinical study reveals how the shapes of blood vessels change with increasing depth of dangerous skin cancers.

04 Dec 18
Photonics kit ready for asteroid encounter

Lidar, spectroscopy, and near-infrared imaging equipment on board OSIRIS-REx craft just arrived at Bennu asteroid.

29 Nov 18
Optical clocks 'could detect gravitational waves'

Latest ytterbium-based timepieces from NIST team set new performance records; might be used to search for dark matter.

28 Nov 18
EOS and Etihad Airways expand 3D printing capabilities

After process verification, cabin interior parts will be manufactured by AM, which offers a "substantial value-add", says EOS.

28 Nov 18
Volvo, Luminar show off pedestrian-analyzing lidar

Collaboration says photonics technology can now predict pedestrian movements according to body language.

27 Nov 18
Augmented reality motorcycle helmet uses Kopin microdisplay

Atlanta-based Skully Technologies says it has developed the world’s 'most intelligent motorcycle helmet'.

23 Nov 18
Philips Photonics passes billion-VCSEL milestone

Firm aiming to double production capacity at its Ulm, Germany, facility within the next 18 months.

21 Nov 18
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope shapes up as coating chamber arrives

128-ton system will be used to coat huge mirror optics in situ, with one already en route to the summit of Cerro Pachón.

20 Nov 18
Lumileds, Melexis make advance in high-frequency infrared LEDs

Partners demonstrate operation up to 40MHz Luxeon IR LEDs enabling time-of-flight applications in 940nm, 850nm with range of 3m.

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