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03 Jan 18
LGS lands NASA laser contract for 'Psyche' asteroid mission

Mission will be first to use optical link to send scientific data and high-res imagery back to Earth from deep space.

02 Jan 18
Lidar scanning to map entire English landscape

UK's Environment Agency to map country by 2020 – to assess flood risk and for conservation.

29 Dec 17
Laser shoes prevent 'motion freezing' in Parkinson's patients

Projected guide lines on the floor in front of patient achieve clear reduction in symptoms.

19 Dec 17
BMW tests optical coherence tomography for better welding

Imaging technology could be used to improve on-the-fly assessment of remote laser welding applications in auto production.

18 Dec 17
Keck telescope wins funding for adaptive optics upgrade

NSF award provides funding for wavefront sensing camera; upgrade scheduled for completion by end of 2020.

12 Dec 17
PerkinElmer collaborates on photonic food quality sensor

Project with Boston-based TeakOrigin to utilize various analytical techniques including Raman spectroscopy.

11 Dec 17
Optical alarm system recognizes attempted break-ins

Fraunhofer partnership develops optical surveillance of glass panes to maximize building security while cutting false alarms.

08 Dec 17
Lumicell lands $29M as cancer trials progress

US firm has developed a fluorescence-based image guidance system to help surgeons remove tumor masses in full.

06 Dec 17
Rocky exoplanet search boosted by new VLT spectrograph

First light for 'transformational' new precision optical equipment hooked up to Very large Telescope.

30 Nov 17
Hybrid approach attempts concentrated solar recharge

University of Arizona team demonstrates potential storage solution based around concentrator optics.

29 Nov 17
LG Innotek launches 100mW UV-C LED

The higher power LED technology for sterilization and curing has been advanced by two years, claims the company.

28 Nov 17
QinetiQ opens UK laser weapons development center

'Dragonworks' center of excellence in Farnborough already supporting 27 full-time jobs; aiming to build first laser in time for 2019 range tests.

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