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17 Sep 18
NASA launches 'ICESat-2' laser altimeter

Mission to monitor changing ice levels on Earth suffered significant delay and budget overrun.

12 Sep 18
Infrared spectroscopy trialled for drunk-driving detector

Governor of Virginia launches new technology-based attempt to reduce levels of drunk-driving.

11 Sep 18
German MV industry sales grew 17% in 2017 to ā‚¬2.6 bn

VDMA Machine Vision Group reports record numbers for sector and booming, bi-annual VISION show.

10 Sep 18
Fraunhofer demonstrating OLEDs integrated into textiles

Illuminated wearables will be fashionable, functional and eye-catching; to debut next week at Dresden's ESTC 2018 show.

05 Sep 18
'NextGenAM' pilot plant opens in Germany showcasing continuous production

Partnership of Premium Aerotec, Daimler, and EOS to develop "series additive manufacturing" achieves first milestone.

05 Sep 18
Adaptive optics reveals fine details of retinal structure

Duke University handheld platform assists diagnosis of eye disease and trauma.

04 Sep 18
Compact hyperspectral system captures ā€˜5-Dā€™ images

Temporal, spatial and optical properties of targets give researchers a big picture of materials and living tissues.

04 Sep 18
Aachen researchers to showcase laser metalworking skills at EuroBLECH

Fraunhofer ILT will promote time- cost- and materials-saving methods, including metal-plastic welding, at next month's Hanover expo.

04 Sep 18
Fraunhofer team shows off lower-cost terahertz scanner

'T-Sweeper' instrument on view at IMTS show in Chicago does away with expensive femtosecond laser unit.

28 Aug 18
Deep learning methods aid diagnosis of eye disease

AI tools from DeepMind were able to interpret OCT retinal scans rapidly and accurately.

23 Aug 18
Aeolus mission launches UV laser for space-based wind metrology

Much-delayed 'Aladin' Doppler lidar will plug a major data gap in medium-range weather forecasting models.

22 Aug 18
Laser surgery offers less invasive treatment of epilepsy

Swiss hospital carries out first MRI-guided procedure of its type in Europe.

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