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13 Mar 14
Space station to transmit video via laser

'OPALS' system - launching on 16 March - will enable 50Mbit/s, later 1Gbit/s, transmissions from Earth orbit.

06 Mar 14
TI launches near-infrared DLP for spectroscopy

Versatile, rugged processor and scanner take analysis into field and production line.

06 Mar 14
Zecotek developing 3D laser printer with LT-Pyrkal

“More efficient methods” of printing 3D objects from large spectrum of materials.

05 Mar 14
Powerful 3D spectrograph ‘MUSE’ installed on Very Large Telescope

Now delivering hi-res astronomical images, probing early Universe.

27 Feb 14
Blu-ray technology detects microorganisms, toxins

Economical, disc-based optical technique from Spain adapted for diverse commercial applications.

26 Feb 14
SRI International launches FASTcell cancer cell screening system

For identification and characterization of "circulating cancer cells".

26 Feb 14
ExxonMobil licenses InteliRed remote gas detector to Providence Photonics

Infrared scanning system spots hydrocarbon leak threats up to 500m away.

26 Feb 14
BARDOT allows faster, easier detection of Salmonella

Purdue University uses laser scattering to identify specific bacteria.

21 Feb 14
Zeiss signals EUV metrology progress

German optics giant's semiconductor technology unit captures first images of EUV photomasks with prototype system.

19 Feb 14
Concept Laser opens laser additive manufacturing R&D center

Many application areas moving away from traditional manufacturing towards generative 3D manufacturing on an industrial level.

19 Feb 14
Optical technique offers new meningitis test

Spectroscopic imaging technique based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering identifies bacteria.

13 Feb 14
Needle microscope wins SPIE Startup Challenge

Researchers from Australia's UWA triumph with new approach to breast cancer detection.

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