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28 Sep 21
Latest Landsat carries infrared instruments into orbit

Multispectral and thermal imagers on board Landsat 9 provide latest upgrade to near 50-year mission.

28 Sep 21
Light-emitting plants provide routes to novel devices

MIT embeds nanoparticles in plant tissue to store and release photons for lighting and signalling.

27 Sep 21
Trumpf development enables ‘abutment laser printing’ for dentistry

3D laser printer, demoed at IDS dental technology expo, offers choice of one or two lasers, using laser-metal fusion technique.

22 Sep 21
UK Quantum Technology Hub plans optical network for precision timing

Project will mark the first time such a UK network has been extended to cover a large area.

22 Sep 21
Columbia University cooks chicken with lasers honed to roast

Robotic platform, 3D-printing and wavelength selection allows customized cooking of meats.

22 Sep 21
Mauna Kea and Johnson & Johnson launch new research collaboration

Agreement continues efforts towards validation of Cellvizio platform for lung cancer screening.

16 Sep 21
UK armed forces to trial laser weapons from 2023

Three contracts for directed energy systems awarded to consortia, with total value of £72.5M.

15 Sep 21
NeoPhotonics aims tunable laser at coherent lidar for cars and robots

Optoelectronic component maker says its 1550 nm source enables automotive lidar systems to ‘see’ well beyond 200 m.

08 Sep 21
Infrared threat warning system enters production for Italian military

Leonardo’s Multi Aperture InfraRed system going into AW169M multirole helicopter for Italian Army.

07 Sep 21
‘Smart’ windows adjust opacity to cut solar warming – and the need for costly air con

Fraunhofer-developed system uses electrochromic and thermochromic materials that react to light, electricity and heat.

01 Sep 21
NIL Technology launches flat NIR metalenses – ready for mass production

Denmark-based firm is now fast-prototyping and mass-producing MOEs, after years of development.

01 Sep 21
Fraunhofer IOSB develops novel Advanced Occupant Monitoring System

To assess self-drive vehicle driver activity based on image data; and to assess how quickly they could take control.

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