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11 Jan 17
Gas pipelines to get fiber-optic monitors

Southern California Gas to install technology on all new and replacement pipelines to detect leaks and damage.

10 Jan 17
Upgraded VLT to hunt for 'habitable' exoplanets

Private backer Breakthrough Initiatives to pay for new mid-infrared adaptive optics capability.

06 Jan 17
MBDA team confirmed for £30M UK laser weapon demonstrator

Ministry of Defence selects 'Dragonfire' consortium, with full laser weapons capability earmarked for mid-2020s.

06 Jan 17
New sensor integrates bowel disease detection into colonoscopy

Device developed at Vanderbilt could fill gap in IBD treatment by distinguishing disease subtypes and specifying treatments.

05 Jan 17
Quanergy announces mass production of solid-state lidar sensors

Venture-backed US firm says deliveries of its low-cost ‘S3’ model aimed at automotive applications will begin later this year.

05 Jan 17
Ultivue sees route to simplified super-resolution techniques

The company's Ultivue-2 system is a reagent-based platform for super-resolution microscopy.

29 Dec 16
Ten UK patients to receive bionic eyes

Cash-strapped NHS England funds 'life-changing' procedures for blind people at eye hospitals in London and Manchester.

28 Dec 16
MicroVision begins shipping samples of pico-projectors

Also, earlier in December the company announced it has raised $15million from sale of stock.

21 Dec 16
Space laser reveals ‘boom-and-bust’ cycle of polar plankton

New study is based on data from a NASA's laser satellite instrument orbiting Earth; implications for observing atmospheric conditions.

20 Dec 16
Laser photodynamic therapy 'transforms' prostate cancer treatment

Combination of near-infrared light and aquatic photosensitizer clears early-stage disease in half of men treated in major European trial.

20 Dec 16
Macro-scale OCT heralds new industrial uses for the technique

MIT project achieves 3D OCT over cubic-meter volumes.

19 Dec 16
Kyocera tips Doppler blood-flow sensor for wearables

Tiny optical device incorporates laser diode and photodetector into single ceramic package.

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