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14 Mar 17
€4m project to speed diagnosis of esophageal cancer

European ESOTRAC project to develop optoacoustic endoscope for earlier diagnosis of this common cancer.

14 Mar 17
Green LEDs assist with pain relief

University of Arizona study indicates the role of the visual system in alleviating discomfort.

14 Mar 17
Solliance achieves 12.6% efficiency for roll-to-roll perovskite solar cells

Fast-growing solar cell technology demonstrated on industrially-applicable roll-to-roll processes.

10 Mar 17
Improved phase conjugation promises deeper tissue imaging

Caltech and University of Twente prove imaging through opaque media needs fewer photons than previously thought.

08 Mar 17
Euro project boosts frequency-tripler efficiency

Miniature device is three times more efficient than conventional nonlinear crystals, says team.

06 Mar 17
AR surgeon's visor could slash operating times

Italian-led European project merges live patient image with X-ray and anesthesia data into surgeon's head-up display.

01 Mar 17
Luxexcel 3D printed ophthalmic lenses meet ISO standard

3D printed ophthalmic quality lenses confirmed by independent testing.

01 Mar 17
Optical techniques key to bidirectional brain-machine interfaces

Researchers at Geneva using a combination of 2-photon microscopy and optogenetics say discovery could benefit prosthetic limb control.

23 Feb 17
Replicating nature’s ability to reflect light promises new photonics materials

Surrey team develops ceramics that mimic "butterfly wing" structures; with patents filed, and commercial partner identified.

22 Feb 17
Osram broadens horizons into deep-UV LEDs

Licensing agreement with aluminum nitride substrate developer HexaTech sees the giant LED maker target emerging sub-sector.

21 Feb 17
NASA and MIT working on quantum-dot spectrometer

Nanotechnology has potential to shrink critical space instrumentation dramatically, by replacing traditional optical components.

19 Feb 17
German partners developing 'ultra-short pulse laser of the future'

Trumpf, Schott and Bosch involved in project ScULPT to produce new source for with tenfold increase in productivity for materials processing.

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