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11 May 18
Fiber optics key to optimised hearing aids

Austria-based Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences move closer to developing fully implantable hearing aid.

07 May 18
LED-driven Li-Fi-system from Fraunhofer HHI launched in Japan

Telecoms company Sangikyo launches "LED Backhaul" onto Japanese market, with plans for further developments together.

02 May 18
Optics firms partner to support University of Michigan's self-drive shuttle

Osram, Vergence, Phantom and Jungo gift $100,000-worth of support towards driverless campus bus development.

02 May 18
Controlling neuropathic pain with light

Project from EMBL Rome uses phototherapy on specific nerves to reduce pain transmission.

27 Apr 18
Magna and Innoviz win lidar deal with BMW

Early "serial production" contract for solid-state lidar to enable L4 and L5 self-drive systems for multiple models; BMW to implement in 2021.

25 Apr 18
SPIE Photonics Europe: wavefront shaping promises all-in-one laser cataract procedure

Robotic clinical tool expected to overcome a major limitation of current laser equipment used in cataract surgery.

25 Apr 18
Glowforge launches ‘crowdfunded’ 3D laser printer

Home laser system can create diverse “beautiful and useful products” from a range of craft materials – even chocolate.

23 Apr 18
COAXwire laser process showcased at industry expos

Fraunhofer IWS showing updated laser methods at Hanover and Berlin for building up complex components with wire.

19 Apr 18
DCS 2018: Lockheed Martin develops dual-band IR camera core

Defense giant’s Santa Barbara facility claims “industry’s first” mid- and short-wave IR camera in footprint of single-band sensor.

19 Apr 18
DCS 2018: Hyperspectral imaging offers early diagnosis of plant diseases

HSI developer HinaLea reports success in maximising agricultural yields with handheld camera.

19 Apr 18
TESS mission begins exoplanet hunt

Launch of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will compile rapid survey of almost the entire sky, yielding a list of new 'worlds' for detailed follow-up.

12 Apr 18
Inkjet process can print flexible touchscreens

Addressing growing printable, wearable markets, INM Leibniz Institute to show at Hannover Messe how flexible displays will become reality.

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