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18 Apr 12
Trifocal lens enhances 'intermediate' vision

CZ Meditec's trifocal intraocular lens corrects aging eyes.

18 Apr 12
FDA 510(k) clearances, February-March, 2012

Laser devices for a range of aesthetic treatments feature in the FDA's list for the start of the year.

17 Apr 12
Cree’s LED street light boosts output, economy

XSP development will accelerate replacement of conventional lamps, company claims.

11 Apr 12
Pioneer to make green-laser displays for cars

Japanese electronics giant extends licensing deal with pico-projector designer MicroVision.

11 Apr 12
Theralase study points to cancer breakthrough

The company's photodynamic therapy treatments destroyed tumors and prevented any recurrence.

10 Apr 12
Concentrated PV to power Mexican border project

Construction of initial 50MW of a potentially much larger deployment in Baja California is set to begin later this year.

04 Apr 12
BAE Systems, Boeing blend kinetic and laser weapons

Integration of high-energy lasers on naval platforms has lately been one of the major R&D focuses of military-industry partnerships.

27 Mar 12
Lasers with asteroids in their sights

A University of Strathclyde project envisages a space-based mutli-laser system able to deflect incoming asteroids.

22 Mar 12
Imaging muscle cells on the mend

A new technique visualizes the muscle repair process while it is under way inside a living organism.

20 Mar 12
MABEL lidar takes flight over Arctic

Tests alongside NASA's Operation IceBridge will help pave the way for similar systems to operate in orbit.

14 Mar 12
FIB/SEM laser paired with ablation for analysis

Zeiss’s Auriga combines Trumpf’s pulsed micro-focus laser for ablation with established FIB-SEM technology to enable “novel testing techniques”.

07 Mar 12
Conference expects slow transition to laser weapons

Despite numerous diagnostic applications it is likely to be at least 10 to 20 years before such sources are widely deployed in actual weapons.

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