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Video measuring microscope from Mahr Federal features image processing capability


The MarVision QM 300 video measuring microscope incorporates a CCD color camera with a 23-in. touchscreen PC and M3 software.

Thermal imager from Sierra-Olympic comes in either 30 Hz or 9 Hz versions


The Viento 640 thermal imager features a 640 × 480 × 17 micron uncooled vanadium oxide focal plane array.

Cherenkov effect improves optical dosimetry for safer cancer therapy


The Cherenkov effect can be measured and used in optical dosimetry to make cancer therapies safer and more effective.

Lithography company Brewer Science on Minority Engineer Magazine list of top 50 employers in U.S. for 2015


Brewer Science has good company on the list: Texas Instruments, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other tech behemoths.

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Innovation Awards deadline extended to March 2nd; CLEO exhibitors enter now!

02/24/2015 The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, March 2nd for the CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Awards.

DNA nanotube assembly method shows promise for optoelectronics, drug delivery


Researchers have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block.

Fujitsu and partners halve power requirements for silicon photonic transceivers


Fujitsu, PETRA, and NEDO have jointly developed the world's most energy efficient silicon photonics optical transceiver circuit.

Monochrome NTT 'HenGenTou' projector adds motion to static paper photographic images (with video)


With the help of NTT's deformation lamp projector, Johann Sebastian Bach smiles for the first time in more than two centuries.

JDI begins selling its own ultra-low-power reflective color LCD modules for smartwatches


JDI's memory-in-pixel reflective-type color LCD modules will be on the market in July, 2015.

Hybrid gold nanoparticles could pair cancer imaging, therapy


A team of researchers has developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles that make it possible to combine two forms of tumor treatment with three bioimaging techniques.

CLEO/LFW Innovation Award deadline is Monday; enter now!


Deadline for the prestigious CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program is Monday, February 23, 2015. Enter now!

Remembering Will Hicks, fiber optics pioneer (1924-2015)


Will Hicks, one of the founding fathers of fiber optics died February 14, 2015, at age 91. He left his mark as a colorful and independent-minded inventor, entrepreneur, and visionary.


Biomedical Imaging: Getting started with spectral imaging

02/17/2015 Many consider spectral imaging-which reveals both the chemical signature and the spatial structure of specimens-to be the next essential research tool. Starter kits make it easy to explore a vast array of applications, from mac...

Clinical research project evaluates noninvasive IR imaging of burn wounds


Xenics is collaborating with the VU University Medical Center (VUmc) on a project focused on burn wounds in collaboration with the Dutch Burn Center.

Media for the long haul


I'm describing this tumult to help convey one important fact -- that through it all, the magazine and Internet entity known as Laser Focus World prospered.

Holographic 3D display aim of HoloCube Kickstarter campaign


The company behind HoloCube, H+ Technology, is hoping to raise $100,000 through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to make its 3D holographic technology available for home and family use.

OCT imaging company Michelson Diagnostics closes $3.8M of $6.1M Series B financing


Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system maker Michelson Diagnostics has closed the $3.8 million (£2.5 million) first tranche of its Series B financing.

Multispectral imaging method, gold nanotubes destroy cancer cells

02/16/2015 Scientists at the University of Leeds in England have shown that gold nanotubes can serve as internal nanoprobes for high-resolution multispectral imaging, as drug delivery vehicles, and as agents for destroying cancer cells.

Passive two-phase cooler by Celsia for LEDs and concentrating photovoltaics achieves 1000 W/cm² operation


Celsia-developed two-phase cooling technology was tested at high heat loads.

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