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10 Apr 13
Directed energy experts consider route to acceptance

The DE systems conference in London discussed the need for education to promote wider appreciation of laser weapons.

10 Apr 13
Acousto-optical sensor aid boosts hearing

Novel approach to hearing implant promises simpler, more effective assistance.

09 Apr 13
US Navy to deploy laser weapon ahead of schedule

Following years of development, a high-power solid-state laser is set to sail aboard the USS Ponce next year.

08 Apr 13
Laser treatment shows promise in brain cancer trial

MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy system appears to improve survival in patients with otherwise inoperable tumors.

08 Apr 13
Implants offer hope in fight against retinitis pigmentosa

Different approaches by Second Sight and Retina Implant show the progress made in combating the condition.

03 Apr 13
Gold nanoparticles cut laser dazzle

Cutting-edge technology from UC Florida diffuses malicious laser beams away from pilots’ eyes.

03 Apr 13
Laser surveys Germany’s roads - at 100 km/h

Observing the wear and tear on Germany’s road network was costly and labor intensive until the development of a laser scanning system, which precisely monitors asphalt and concrete.

03 Apr 13
MacuLogix develops new clinical test for AMD

The AdaptDx system can reveal early-stage age-related macular degeneration before vision loss occurs.

28 Mar 13
Interactive holographic video display developed

Scotland's Holoxica pushes its 3D display technology closer to commercial development kit.

22 Mar 13
1200 Zeiss scopes delivered to Ethiopia in TB fight

Low-cost LED-based fluorescence microscopes are being sent around the world in a bid to beat the killer lung disease.

21 Mar 13
Fiber lasers ‘perfect’ for directed energy systems

Military-focused directed energy conference learns of potential of higher power fiber sources.

20 Mar 13
e2v wins €10m ESA space science contract

UK-based image sensor company wins another space contract for galaxy survey.

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