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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.

21 Nov 17
Hannover team delivers UV laser for Martian life search

Solid-state source forms key part of ExoMars2020 rover's equipment for analyzing organic compounds.

21 Nov 17
Webb telescope completes cryo tests

18-mirror space telescope ready to be shipped to California and integrated with spacecraft ahead of 2019 launch.

16 Nov 17
Newsight and LeiShen partner to deliver V-LiDAR to automotive sector

Based on LeiShen Intelligent’s 3D LiDAR and Newsight Imaging’s CMOS image sensor; to be available in the first half of 2018.

15 Nov 17
AR glasses help surgeons operate on tumors

NIR cameras capture fluorescence and produce a 3D reconstruction of the affected lymph node - without requiring radio-isotopes.

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