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25 Apr 18
Glowforge launches ‘crowdfunded’ 3D laser printer

Home laser system can create diverse “beautiful and useful products” from a range of craft materials – even chocolate.

25 Apr 18
SPIE Photonics Europe: wavefront shaping promises all-in-one laser cataract procedure

Robotic clinical tool expected to overcome a major limitation of current laser equipment used in cataract surgery.

23 Apr 18
COAXwire laser process showcased at industry expos

Fraunhofer IWS showing updated laser methods at Hanover and Berlin for building up complex components with wire.

19 Apr 18
DCS 2018: Lockheed Martin develops dual-band IR camera core

Defense giant’s Santa Barbara facility claims “industry’s first” mid- and short-wave IR camera in footprint of single-band sensor.

19 Apr 18
DCS 2018: Hyperspectral imaging offers early diagnosis of plant diseases

HSI developer HinaLea reports success in maximising agricultural yields with handheld camera.

19 Apr 18
TESS mission begins exoplanet hunt

Launch of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will compile rapid survey of almost the entire sky, yielding a list of new 'worlds' for detailed follow-up.

12 Apr 18
Inkjet process can print flexible touchscreens

Addressing growing printable, wearable markets, INM Leibniz Institute to show at Hannover Messe how flexible displays will become reality.

11 Apr 18
ALPhANOV develops compact 780nm picosecond laser

Compact laser prototype has been developed by French research group for a medical diagnosis of prostate cancer.

11 Apr 18
Breakthrough bolometer keeps pace with high-speed cameras

ULIS expecting faster thermal sensors will boost demand for for machine vision apps; on show at DCS next week.

11 Apr 18
Velodyne hails 'lifesaving' potential of lidar-equipped forklifts

Photonic sensors tipped to improve safety record in sector responsible for tens of thousands of serious injuries each year.

11 Apr 18
Confocal laser endomicroscopy reveals newly recognized human organ

Mauna Kea platform shows anatomical structures that may be important in cancer metastasis.

10 Apr 18
German team developing laser bomb disposal technique

Two-step procedure will be tested on unexploded World War II ordnance.

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