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23 Jan 12
BiOS 2012: super-resolution in a live mouse brain

Plenary talk at biophotonics conference shows dynamic in vivo imaging of synapses in a living mouse brain.

22 Jan 12
BiOS 2012: cancer diagnosis dominates hot topics

Biophotonics conference highlights potential for coherence imaging to pick up signs of cancer in early stages.

22 Jan 12
PW 2012: QCL applications pull a crowd

Multiwatt infrared QCLs, operating at room temperature, are now a reality. At least two groups have demonstrated 5W of MWIR power.

19 Jan 12
Prize-winning LED 'bulb' to go on sale next month

Philips' high-efficiency LED replacement for 60 W incandescent bulbs to become available from February.

16 Jan 12
FDA 510(k) clearances, November-December 2011

The growing use of femtosecond sources for ophthalmology features in the FDA's list for the last months of the year.

11 Jan 12
Soraa shows blue laser power for projectors

Having recently raised nearly $90 million equity finance, the UCSB spin-out demonstrates its technology at the Consumer Electronics Show.

03 Jan 12
DoD contracts: laser targeting and UAV imaging

Northrop Grumman lands a $690M contract to support the Laser Infrared Targeting and Navigating (LITENING) pod system.

29 Dec 11
Laser scanners to speed up road crash investigations

UK government awards police forces in England funding to purchase 37 laser scanners to ease traffic congestion caused by road closures.

22 Dec 11
OptiMedica gets FDA clearance for cataract laser

Venture-backed US firm gets 510(k) approval for its femtosecond laser / optical coherence tomography combination system.

19 Dec 11
Europe sets up for 'no brainer' LED lighting push

European Commission launches green paper and consultation on solid-state lighting, with vice president Neelie Kroes backing a major expansion.

19 Dec 11
Sofradir lands major contract for weather satellites

Infrared specialist will supply up to 22 mercury cadmium telluride detectors for next generation of Meteosat imagers.

13 Dec 11
e2v camera system to search for 'dark energy'

Fourteen of the UK company's high-end CCD devices will feature in an ambitious new astronomical project.

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