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Fluorescence approach can track HIV proteins' motion in real time

10/22/2014

Researchers have developed technologies—one of which involves a fluorescence method—that allow investigators to track HIV proteins' movement on the virus surface, which may contribute to how it infects human immune cells.

Photoacoustic imaging pioneer is 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award winner

10/21/2014 Photoacoustic imaging innovator Lihong Wang, whose research enables noninvasive examination of tissues inside the body at deep levels, has been awarded the 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award for his pioneering technica...

NASA takes thermal-imaging video of SpaceX in powered descent, info to help with future Mars landings

10/20/2014

NASA captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September, 2014 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

3D laser time-of-flight imager uses adaptive MEMS to shift its 'attention' to different objects

10/19/2014

Researchers at the three institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany have combined laser time-of-flight (TOF) measurement and an adaptive MEMS microreflector component into a novel laser-scanning system.

Industrial lasers, photonics in oil and gas to headline 2015 Marketplace Seminar

10/17/2014 Applications and market opportunities for lasers, optics, and photonics are the themes for the 27th annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar. It will held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West, and take place at the ...

Ultrafast nonlinear microscopy can ID breast cancer tumors in real time

10/17/2014 Recognizing that almost half of patients undergoing breast-conserving cancer surgery have to undergo additional procedures due to cancerous tumor being left behind, a team of researchers has found that an ultrafast nonlinear mi...

Theranostic fluorescent nanoparticles identify and destroy ovarian cancer cells

10/15/2014

Theranostic research that describes a fluorescence technique for identifying and destroying ovarian cancer cells was selected as Editor's Choice for the September 2014 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM).

Ultrathin glass substrate for flexible OLED displays also serves as gas barrier

10/15/2014 As noted in Tech-On!, Nippon Electric Glass (NEG; Ōtsu, Japan) exhibited what it claims is the world's thinnest glass plate -- "G-Leaf" glass plate with a thickness of 30 μm -- at Ceatec Japan 2014 (Oct 7 to 11, 2014;...

Ocean and sea ice research project to use Headwall hyperspectral sensors

10/15/2014

Spectral sensing and imaging company Headwall Photonics delivered two high-performance hyperspectral imaging sensors to Columbia University as part of its Air-Se a-Ice Physics and Biogeochemistry Experiment.

Biophotonics innovators amongst Edmund Optics' 2014 Education Award winners

10/15/2014 Optical components maker Edmund Optics has named the recipients of its 2014 Educational Award program—an award given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, ...

Light microscopy method speeds brain, spinal cord measurements

10/14/2014 Researchers at the University of Miami (Florida), as a part of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, have turned to a light microscopy method to help answer questions that help define human spinal cord injury and reveal strategi...

COMSOL prereleases version 5.0 of its Multiphysics software; unveils ray optics, 'Application Builder' for industry

10/10/2014 On October 8, 2014, COMSOL (Burlington, MA) announced the prerelease of the newest version of the company's Multiphysics software, version 5.0, at the COMSOL Conference 2014 Boston. The company's developers are finishing up the...

Ways to celebrate IYL 2015

10/10/2014

With 2015 fast approaching, I'm disappointed that I don't have anything specifically lined up related to the event, so I thought I'd do a little research and find out what's on tap for IYL2015.

Gold nanoparticles, laser light pair to measure mucus

10/09/2014

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and laser light to measure the stickiness of the mucus that lines the airway.

Light microscopy trailblazers win Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014

10/08/2014 Three light microscopy pioneers—Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell, and William E. Moerner—have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 for two separate achievements in breaking the optical diffraction limit, which enables bett...

Advances in Imaging: Pulsed laser illumination enables high-resolution 3D imaging

10/08/2014

A machine-vision system that extracts time-of-flight information from a measurement of intensity of the reflected pulse enables depth measurement at each pixel in the imager.

Gigapixel camera can screen for skin cancer at high resolution

10/07/2014

A team of researchers at Duke University has developed a camera that can take snapshots of the entire human body and render high-resolution images of a patient's skin, which someday may help doctors spot skin cancer early.

Diversity drives photonics

10/07/2014

In September I attended two conferences that re-emphasized the great range of applications and industries benefiting from photonics.

Perovskite also converts solar energy to hydrogen fuel; what next?

10/07/2014

Yet another application has been described in the journal Science by scientists in Michael Grätzel's laboratory at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne: producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water.

Extensive list of microscopy courses available in 2015

10/06/2014

Hooke College of Applied Sciences, a microscopy training center that offers year-round microscopy and microanalytical training courses, has released its 2015 course schedule.

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