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11 Dec 13
Cellphone camera adapted into a mini-microscope

Simple and inexpensive, the Finnish developments are latest low-tech weapons in fight against tropical infectious diseases.

11 Dec 13
Laser treatment toughens machining dies

Lifetime boosted by 150%, automotive manufacturing processes improved.

10 Dec 13
Hyperspectral images to digitize Sweden’s mineral wealth

Specim agrees deal with the Geological Survey of Sweden to analyze drill core archives and digitize mineralogical data.

03 Dec 13
'Turning point' for laser uranium enrichment

US Department of Energy and Global Laser Enrichment begin negotiating over Kentucky stockpile.

03 Dec 13
Sell-out conference reflects dramatic progress in silicon photonics

Double expected attendance at UK silicon photonics event updated on progress, products and problem-solving.

27 Nov 13
NKT lasers and e2v detectors launched in 'Swarm' constellation

Three-satellite mission to monitor Earth’s magnetic field over the next four years.

27 Nov 13
Fabtech finds vendors optimistic and fiber lasers proliferating

Systems from Amada, Trumpf and others promise further growth for laser-based materials processing.

21 Nov 13
Wasatch Photonics launches 1300nm OCT system

To provide greater contrast and deeper sub-surface imaging than competitive techniques, company claims.

15 Nov 13
Lumenis laser delivery system gets regulatory clearance

US and Japanese bodies approve shorter-pulse scanner designed to speed up procedures and improve patient experience.

14 Nov 13
Ash test readies infrared cameras for Easyjet fleet

Unique experiment dumped Icelandic ash at around 10,000 feet to mimic a real volcanic eruption.

14 Nov 13
Bio-camera sorts tumors from healthy tissue

A novel camera from a Fraunhofer development team makes hidden tumors visible during an operation.

13 Nov 13
BMW laser headlamps show the road ahead

Laser system allows high-beam illumination to reach further and brings new design flexibility.

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