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06 Nov 12
DARPA seeks low-cost, multi-band imagers for troops

Agency wants to provide soldiers with portable imaging kit operating in the visible, near-infrared and thermal ranges.

06 Nov 12
Doppler OCT monitors health of embryonic hearts

US researchers develop imaging technique able to visualize both blood flow and inherent stresses.

05 Nov 12
Claes-Göran Wahlström elected Laserlab-Europe coordinator

Lund University's head of atomic physics succeeds Wolfgang Sandner, who will move to the Extreme Light Infrastructure project in eastern Europe.

01 Nov 12
UK Fraunhofer Centre names Martin Dawson as head

Strathclyde optics expert moves next-door to lead applied photonics programs.

31 Oct 12
Optogenetics assists in fight against Parkinson's disease

Lund University will use the technique to study the behavior of transplanted cells in laboratory rats.

29 Oct 12
Optical accelerometer heralds new class of motion sensors

Design from CalTech and University of Rochester uses a photonic crystal nanocavity to create high-resolution chip-scale devices.

22 Oct 12
UK to invest £7M in additive manufacturing

Funding competition designed to help UK become “a world leader in 3D printing”.

17 Oct 12
Solar cell ‘decay’ observation could aid manufacturers

Luxembourg researchers say findings will have an impact on solar panel industry.

17 Oct 12
'Black silicon' solar cells promise improved conversion

Adapted material also processes infrared wavelengths, boosting output.

12 Oct 12
Green laser pointer finds traces of dangerous chemicals

Real-time operation offers rapid benefits for security systems.

12 Oct 12
Epistar hints at 'game-changing' silicon LED switch

Giant Taiwanese LED maker works with GaN-on-silicon specialist Azzurro on technology with potential to cut cost of solid-state lighting.

10 Oct 12
Laser system scans and manipulates bacterium

Optical trap grabs and analyses even smallest unicellular organisms

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