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08 Jan 18
Block MEMS wins $10.7M funding for QCL-based explosive detector

Second phase of funding under IARPA program follows successful demonstration of stand-off threat detection.

03 Jan 18
Laser scanner diagnoses eye diseases before vision loss occurs

SFU University (Canada) develops novel retinal imaging technology, which could revolutionize eyecare.

03 Jan 18
Modified quantum dots cut the cost of solar power

Los Alamos National Lab researchers create more efficient double-pane solar windows that also create shading.

02 Jan 18
Robotics researchers use MV cameras to control self-drive mining vehicles

New vision system approach achieves higher-precision results than earlier laser-based systems, says QUT, Queensland team.

20 Dec 17
Novel smart windows use liquid to switch from clear to reflective

Affordable switchable windows could improve energy efficiency in buildings and help keep cars cool.

20 Dec 17
UK-France team to develop gigapixel camera for aerial surveillance

IMAO and Resolve Optics funded via Horizon 2020 SME Instrument scheme.

19 Dec 17
Photonics enables 'robot car' to drive itself over snow and ice

Specially adapted VW Touaregs Martti and Marilyn are equipped with cameras, antennas, sensors and laser scanners.

19 Dec 17
Photonics West 2018: Space lasers and diamond lenses

Fraunhofer ILT will present space-borne lidar and diamond lenses enabling 90% lighter laser optics.

14 Dec 17
Air test drone uses photonics to map toxic gas zones

Novel gas testing drone with onboard infrared sensing kit will transform environmental analysis, improve disaster relief efforts.

14 Dec 17
Hyperlens crystal views live cells in superfine detail

Optical material is isotopically pure hexagonal boron nitride, which resolves details as small as a virus.

11 Dec 17
Compact VR glasses enabled by large-area microdisplays

In European LOMID project, Fraunhofer FEP develops lightweight VR spectacles using OLED based displays.

07 Dec 17
Optical switching of chemical reaction pathways

Australian-led group modulates visible light to control coupling; method could cut cost of making ICs and more.

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