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22 Jan 19
Imaging of fruit fly and mouse brains promises richer understanding of neural development

MIT and HHMI project combines expansion microscopy with lattice light-sheet microscopy.

17 Jan 19
Shotblast resistant laser marking for die casters

Canadian developer Laserax says diecasts can now be identified after shot-blasting to ensure clear product traceability.

16 Jan 19
Holograms embossed into vinyl records

Czech firm IQ Structures says that its optical technology offers better anti-counterfeiting protection than holographic stickers.

15 Jan 19
Laser test for cardiovascular disease performs well in early clinical study

European consortium has developed a prototype laser Doppler vibrometry system that measures arterial stiffness, a major risk factor for undiagnosed cardiovascular disease.

10 Jan 19
CES 2019: Silicon Line demo’s active optical cable for new HDMI standard

Venture-backed German firm also aiming to double production of key components for high-bandwidth optical links.

09 Jan 19
CES 2019: EPFL showcases photonics startups

Swiss Pavilion this week hosting several new photonics-led firms at the high-tech expo in Las Vegas.

09 Jan 19
CES 2019: automotive lidar challengers tout new wares

Cepton, Blackmore, SOS Lab, AEye, and Ouster among those revealing new designs in Las Vegas.

08 Jan 19
Cubesats are potential guide stars for next-gen telescopes

MIT researchers develop mini satellites with lasers to act as reference light for investigation of exoplanets.

08 Jan 19
CES 2019: optics tech behind new TVs, headlamps and car connectivity

Samsung shows off OLED-like TV quality based on new modular micro-LED approach; SLD touts lasers for car headlamps.

02 Jan 19
US health authorities clear infrared analyzer for human breast milk

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) OK’s device measuring concentrations of fat, carbohydrate, and protein in human milk.

02 Jan 19
Laser diode system detects counterfeit olive oils

Researchers at UCM Madrid and Scintillon Institute (US) develop sensor to detect fake oil – such as ordinary types sold as "extra virgin".

20 Dec 18
Laser-pointer to help 'CubeSats' transmit data to Earth

MIT-designed platform offers precision that mini-satellites require to transmit precisely large data packets from orbit to earth.

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