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22 Aug 17
Tiny infrared LEDs power new eye-tracking system for VR

Japanese start-up FOVE partners with Osram OS to develop infrared-driven eye-tracking VR headset.

16 Aug 17
Fraunhofer HHI presents latest VR and AR developments

Research center showcasing photonics systems at broadcasting and electronics fairs IBC and IFA, in September.

16 Aug 17
Jabil developing in-car optical sensors to warn sleepy drivers

Combination of Jabil’s optics and algorithmic awareness software from partner eyeSight will reduce accidents, claims US firm.

15 Aug 17
‘Green’ laser alternative to prohibited hard chrome plating

High-speed laser material deposition technique is first certified for use by Dutch hydraulics manufacturer.

14 Aug 17
Japanese group claims largest transmission on standard multicore fiber

Capacity of 118.5 terabits/s achieved with 125µm-diameter fiber – promising simple mass-production.

11 Aug 17
SPIE Optics+Photonics: NASA backs tiny, multi-talented CubeSats

Low costs, hedged risk and versatility support wider use of technology in Earth observation applications.

10 Aug 17
SPIE Optics+Photonics: 'The world is a light show'

New optics to widen field of view critical to next-generation virtual reality, says Oculus research lead.

09 Aug 17
SPIE Optics+Photonics: LSST on a roll to first light

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is still on track to begin vast astronomical 'census' in October 2022, hears conference.

09 Aug 17
OCT reveals fine details of metal flakes in automotive paint

University of Liverpool project also indicates uses of OCT in industrial quality assurance.

08 Aug 17
SPIE Optics+Photonics: sustainable energy session stirs excitement

San Diego event hears that as much as 5 TW of photovoltaic power could be deployed by 2030, if the technology can be 'Uberized'.

07 Aug 17
SPIE Optics+Photonics: Curiosity racks up five years on Mars

Autonomous rover is effectively a 'robot geochemist' utilizing a variety of optics and photonics equipment.

03 Aug 17
Adaptive optics sharpens spectroscopic views of planetary nebulae

'Spectacular improvement' in image quality at Very Large Telescope’s multi-unit spectroscopic explorer instrument.

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