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20 Aug 15
NASA reveals space laser successes - and challenges

Talk at Optics+Photonics 2015 details recent measurements - and wishlist for new laser capabilities.

18 Aug 15
The optics behind a new reality

Freeform prisms, LED arrays and optical tracking systems are among the photonics technologies advancing the capability of 'augmented reality' applications.

18 Aug 15
Optics+Photonics 2015: Cell phone evolution ‘democratizes’ diagnostic tools

Rapid improvement of mobile technology is enabling economical, high-tech sensing to reach developing markets.

10 Aug 15
Poietis sees bioprinting revolution ahead

Laser-assisted deposition technique could assemble biological tissues cell by cell.

08 Aug 15
Ruggedized photonic sensors analyze burning coal waste

European project develops new sensors to minimize problems caused by spontaneous combustion.

03 Aug 15
1600-actuator deformable mirror prepped for Hawaii solar telescope

Key element of adaptive optics system for the 4-meter Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope is accepted.

27 Jul 15
Photonics helps cyclist win four Tour de France stages

Optical analysis streamlines André Greipel's bike and kit; German rider supported by German technology.

22 Jul 15
Gigapixel multispectral microscopy unravels complexity of cell biology

RMIT University platform could speed up image-based assays during drug development.

22 Jul 15
First AMD patient receives retinal implant

Implant from developer Second Sight had previously only been used to aid patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa.

15 Jul 15
Greek firm Raymetrics installing UK lidar network

£3M project will help UK's Met Office track volcanic ash clouds and minimize travel disruption.

13 Jul 15
BASF and Poietis collaborate on 3D bioprinting technology

Research deal will enhance BASF's Mimeskin material via laser-assisted deposition process.

08 Jul 15
EV Group targets photonics with nanoimprint tool

Integrated ultraviolet system said to be ideally suited to volume production of new types of photonic devices.

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