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14 Mar 18
NASA and LeoSat sign development deals for laser satellite links

Separate agreements both aimed at 'revolutionizing' space communications with free-space optical networking.

12 Mar 18
Standard 2D camera adapted to produce 3D images

German start-up K-Lens develops special conversion optics for photography and film applications.

07 Mar 18
Optical point-of-care imaging makes its impact in neurosurgery and beyond

Cameron Piron of Synaptive Medical sees advances in optics and computing power coming together to benefit patients.

06 Mar 18
Network center for laser satellite communications opens in Denver

BridgeSat is building a laser-based ground network to link with satellites in both low-Earth and geostationary orbits.

06 Mar 18
Bonding without glue shown at Paris composites expo

Fraunhofer IWS has developed laser-based "HeatPressCool-Integrative" process; replaces complex adhesive processes.

05 Mar 18
VLT's interferometer upgrade probes Betelgeuse

'MATISSE' system combines mid-infrared wavelengths captured by up to four different telescopes, providing astronomers with unprecedented image detail.

27 Feb 18
Levi's rolls laser process to speed jeans production

Denim giant says new digital production process for finishing distressed-look jeans will also cut chemical usage dramatically.

27 Feb 18
Optical sensors monitor brain blood flow in stroke victims

Spanish project uses diffuse correlation spectroscopy to observe blood vessels and oxygen supply.

22 Feb 18
‘Laser fabric’ treats skin diseases

Wearable photodynamic therapy system said to improve patient experience in addressing acne, psoriasis and AK.

21 Feb 18
Osram develops ‘glow-free’ IR LED for facial recognition

With its wavelength of 940 nm, the Synios P2720 reduces distracting problem of red glow.

21 Feb 18
Multi-wavelength laser scanners 'revolutionizing' forest studies

State-of-the-art systems able to distinguish between leaves and wood, and help monitor effects of climate change.

15 Feb 18
Optical CO2 gas sensor boosts diver safety

Potentially life-saving LED-based device exploits absorption band in the 4.2-4.4 µm wavelength range.

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