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13 Feb 14
Lidar measures condition of wind turbines remotely

Economical laser system monitors oscillating towers and blades; on show next month at CeBIT 2014.

10 Feb 14
Spectral imaging saves amputee's toe

Conference presentation describes how hyperspectral imaging is aiding surgeons in the operating room.

23 Jan 14
Non-invasive optical system reveals early oral cancer signs

Diffuse reflectance imaging validated for painless detection of oral tumors and other cancer types.

15 Jan 14
Cree LED lighting arrives at Munich Airport

Collaboration with Ewo delivers energy-efficient illumination to apron, roadways.

15 Jan 14
'Desktop' printer achieves 100nm resolution in 3D printing

OWL Nano Ultra-precision 3D printing becomes affordable tool for all designers - even hobbyists.

08 Jan 14
Laser-cataract treatment R&D wins €2.6 m funding

Heriot-Watt scientists refine assessment and treatment; can reverse degeneration of human lenses.

08 Jan 14
Brown University assesses optogenetics in primate brains

Study paves the way for use in larger animals, where efficient optics will be important.

07 Jan 14
Intel launches 3D camera at CES

Microprocessor giant using optics to create a more immersive technology experience.

06 Jan 14
Audi shows off laser headlamps

German auto maker uses Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to demo new forward-lighting concept.

20 Dec 13
UK funds new microscopes for life sciences research

Optical techniques account for majority of advanced kit purchased with £10M science council funding.

19 Dec 13
ESA launches largest digital camera ever flown in space

No fewer than 106 e2v image sensors make up a huge detector aboard Gaia, now on a five-year mission to map the Milky Way.

16 Dec 13
Excimer laser opens windows for in-vivo microscopy

Stanford team uses optimized UV source in laser microsurgery technique on living organisms.

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