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26 Aug 16
CNRS improves resolution of retinal implants

French team makes systematic comparison of natural and prosthetic activation of visual cortex in rats.

24 Aug 16
Jenoptik and Raylase offer ultra-short pulse laser applications in China

Installing a JenLas femto 16 source in Raylase Laser Technology’s lab offers new opportunities in the country.

24 Aug 16
Next-generation adaptive optics set to assist exoplanet hunt

New actuator concept from Fraunhofer IOF could allow the E-ELT to see more clearly.

22 Aug 16
NASA mission to map asteroid using lidar and spectrometers

'OSIRIS-REx' craft featuring lidar, optical spectroscopy and near-IR imaging kit will also return sample to Earth for analysis.

18 Aug 16
Intel rolls out silicon photonics for data centers

Microsoft’s 'Azure' cloud business among first customers as technology platform is commercialized after 16 years in development.

17 Aug 16
Gaia set for first data release after optics fixes

Problems with stray light and iced-up optics in two years since galaxy-mapping satellite began its survey.

16 Aug 16
Metamaterial superlens surpasses existing near-field imaging techniques

Bangor University develops high-index all-dielectric lens able to work with visible light.

15 Aug 16
Multi-view method boosts fluorescence microscopy resolution

Technique from NIBIB captures previously neglected light in wide-field and light-sheet operation.

09 Aug 16
New modelling of optoacoustic data improves oxygenation studies

Technical University of Munich method aims to correct for propagation effects in tissue.

04 Aug 16
Low-level laser therapy boosts platelet production in animal blood

Wellman Center study suggests a drug-free method for treating thrombocytopenia.

03 Aug 16
IMAX inks agreement for 150 new installations in China

Largest new theater deal to date will include deployment of laser cinema projection technology.

28 Jul 16
Ford hooks up with MIT on lidar for pedestrian mapping

Project uses laser ranging technology to monitor pedestrian movements around urban areas.

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