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29 Nov 16
‘SLIC’ optical infection analyzer cuts test time to 20 minutes

Prizewinning St Andrews' Scattered Light Integrated Collector slashes bacterial resistance review from days to minutes.

23 Nov 16
MBDA Deutschland successfully tests laser 'effector'

Scalable laser weapon system brings down UAVs in all weathers, showing promise for military deployment.

22 Nov 16
Inscopix nVoke platform heralds further advances in brain imaging

Neuroscience 2016 conference hears latest news from optics vendors and Brain Initiative.

21 Nov 16
Fotona opens medical laser center in Slovenia

Dallas-headquartered company says new training and research institute will promote evidence-based laser medicine.

17 Nov 16
LMD takes off for industrial additive manufacturing

At formnext 2016, Trumpf will showcase LMD technology for aviation industry and more; also new software partnership with Siemens.

16 Nov 16
Laser enrichment of uranium 'a step closer' after DOE stockpile deal

Agreement on US uranium stockpile could see billion-dollar facility built in Paducah, Kentucky - if investors to back the project are found.

15 Nov 16
Bruker targets optogenetics with holographic stimulation

'NeuraLight 3D' module developed with key research groups is able to photo-stimulate several neurons simultaneously.

14 Nov 16
DigitalGlobe's high-res imaging satellite reaches orbit

State-of-the-art multispectral payload features custom CCD sensors from ON Semi; offers 31 cm resolution from low-Earth orbit - sufficient for tank identification.

09 Nov 16
Osram claims 'milestone' for laser sensing in self-driving cars

Company presents a prototype of a multi-channel laser for scanning LIDAR at Electronica in Munich, this week.

09 Nov 16
Light sensor spots Legionella bacteria

Poseidon project develops new scanner to identify bacteria in under one hour.

09 Nov 16
Embedded systems and machine learning present disruptive forces at Vision show

Machine vision industry is on the cusp of a transition to chip-level technology, hears the Stuttgart trade show.

08 Nov 16
Light and sound combine to relieve pain

LED illumination plays a part in modifying brain's alpha waves to beneficial effect.

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