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15 Nov 16
Bruker targets optogenetics with holographic stimulation

'NeuraLight 3D' module developed with key research groups is able to photo-stimulate several neurons simultaneously.

14 Nov 16
DigitalGlobe's high-res imaging satellite reaches orbit

State-of-the-art multispectral payload features custom CCD sensors from ON Semi; offers 31 cm resolution from low-Earth orbit - sufficient for tank identification.

09 Nov 16
Osram claims 'milestone' for laser sensing in self-driving cars

Company presents a prototype of a multi-channel laser for scanning LIDAR at Electronica in Munich, this week.

09 Nov 16
Light sensor spots Legionella bacteria

Poseidon project develops new scanner to identify bacteria in under one hour.

09 Nov 16
Embedded systems and machine learning present disruptive forces at Vision show

Machine vision industry is on the cusp of a transition to chip-level technology, hears the Stuttgart trade show.

08 Nov 16
Light and sound combine to relieve pain

LED illumination plays a part in modifying brain's alpha waves to beneficial effect.

07 Nov 16
Aachen partners develop low-cost SLM unit

With a cost of around €30,000, the tool will debut at Formnext 2016 in Frankfurt, next week.

02 Nov 16
St Jude Medical shows benefits of OCT in coronary procedure

Latest company-backed trial finds superior outcomes when OCT imaging used in stent placement.

01 Nov 16
Lidar data used to fix subsea well off Australian coast

Combination with 3D printing and optical data transmission suggests wider potential in energy industry applications.

31 Oct 16
HeartLight system treats atrial fibrillation by laser

First US commercial procedure signals launch of CardioFocus platform in the territory.

27 Oct 16
Dynamic beam shaping boosts quality of laser fusion cutting of metal

Fraunhofer IWS (Dresden) optimizes fusion cutting to improve cut quality in thick metal sheets. Demo at this week’s EuroBLECH show.

20 Oct 16
EuroBLECH 2016 showcases industrial laser systems

Sheet metalworking technology expo takes place in Hanover, next week.

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