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Photoacoustic device promising for routine breast cancer screening

10/24/2013 Recognizing that routine screening can increase breast cancer survival by detecting the disease early, a team of researchers at the University of Twente have developed an imaging tool prototype that may one day help to detect b...

Private investment group buys Newport's Micro Robotics Systems business

10/24/2013

Irvine, CA--Newport is selling the assets of its Micro Robotics Systems advanced packaging business (MRSI) to a private investment group led by the local management team.

Photonics business news: NSF announces SBIR/STTR funding opportunity

10/24/2013 Washington, DC--The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a funding opportunity for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which may be of interest to pho...

Perovskite solar cells 5X cheaper than comparable thin-film technology

10/24/2013

Singapore--A next-generation solar cell made from organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials is about five times cheaper than current thin-film solar cells.

Nanodiamonds could enable real-time monitoring of cancer cell processes

10/24/2013

Nanometric-scale diamond particles could offer a new way to detect cancer far earlier than previously thought, which is the aim of an EU-funded research project called Dinamo.

Terahertz quantum-cascade laser emits 3 mW continuous-wave

Terahertz quantum-cascade laser emits 3 mW continuous-wave

10/23/2013 Lausanne and Zürich, Switzerland--Researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ) have created a continuous-wave (CW) terahertz-radiation-emitting quantum-...

EPIC discusses UK photonics industry support at Photonex

10/23/2013

Coventry, England--Carlos Lee, director general of EPIC, moderated a discussion on UK photonics industry support at Photonex 2013.

Clinical study for laser hair growth system recognized with ASLMS research award

10/23/2013

A clinical study using the iGrow hair growth system from Apira Science was recognized at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS).

Room-temperature nanodiamond production paves way for flexible optoelectronics

10/22/2013

Cleveland, OH--Case Western Reserve University researchers have found a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a laboratory bench at atmospheric pressure and near room temperature.

Natural vanadium-based metamaterial fools IR thermal cameras

Natural vanadium-based metamaterial fools IR thermal cameras

10/22/2013 Cambridge, MA--A group at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) led by Federico Capasso has created a vanadium dioxide (VO2) thin-film coating that intrinsically conceals its own temperature (and what's ...

Ablative CO2 laser effective for rhinophyma

10/22/2013

Good cosmetic outcomes are possible using fractionated ablative carbon dioxide (CO2) laser therapy for mild-to-moderate cases of rhinophyma, according to researchers at the University of California-Irvine.

Chlorophyll-fluorescence sorting can improve Capsicum pepper-seed quality

10/21/2013 Uşak and Ankara, Turkey and Wageningen, The Netherlands--In the interests of improving the quality and uniformity of Capsicum pepper-seed crops, Researchers from the University of Uşak, the University of Ankara, and the Wagenin...

Optical taggants from Brimrose improve Warfighter target identification

10/21/2013

Sparks, MD--Brimrose is introducing a new generation of optical taggants that lets the U.S. Warfighter see and process critical information beyond the capabilities of third-generation night-vision goggles.

Super-resolution microscopy helps quantify viral DNA

10/21/2013

In hopes of understanding more on how viruses infect cells, scientists at the University of Zurich in Switzerland turned to super-resolution microscopy to help quantify viral DNA (vDNA) trafficking.

Riken uses nanoimprinting to fabricate visible-light-bending metamaterials over large areas

Riken uses nanoimprinting to fabricate visible-light-bending metamaterials over large areas

10/19/2013 Wako, Japan--Takuo Tanaka from the Riken Metamaterials Laboratory, in collaboration with Shoichi Kubo and colleagues at Tohoku University, has demonstrated a scalable fabrication method that eases the production of metamaterial...

Optogenetics controls protein activity in living neurons

10/18/2013 Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies can change the shape of a protein in the brain of a mouse, turning on the protein at the precise moment they want and, therefore, allowing them to observe the exact effec...

Directed Light hosts Congressional Representative, raises NPI awareness

10/18/2013

San Jose, CA--U.S. Congressional Representative Mike Honda (D-CA) toured Directed Light to see first-hand the impact of photonics in San Jose, the state and the nation.

Optical motion-tracking technology from CMU & Disney has near-real-time response

10/18/2013

Pittsburgh, PA--CMU and Disney Research Pittsburgh researchers have devised an optical motion-tracking technology that could eliminate much of the annoying lag that occurs in existing video game systems.

Laser Light Engines to hold laser-projection demos near Hollywood this November

10/17/2013 Salem, NH--Laser Light Engines (LLE), a developer of laser illumination for high-brightness digital cinema and performance projection, will hold a series of invitation-only demonstrations of its latest laser-projection technolo...
Narrow-spectrum UV light at 207 nm may reduce surgical infections

Narrow-spectrum UV light at 207 nm may reduce surgical infections

10/17/2013 New York, NY--A study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers suggests that narrow-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) light around 207 nm could dramatically reduce such infections without damaging human tissue.

Ultrafast fiber laser maker Fianium wins $2.1M in R&D projects

10/17/2013

Southampton, England--Ultrafast fiber laser manufacturer Fianium announced recent success in three UK-government competitive funding competitions.

Trumpf buys 72 percent of Chinese tool building company

10/17/2013

This majority stake in Jiangsu Jinfangyuan CNC Machine will allow Trumpf to expand its Chinese presence with joint sourcing, while the JFY brand remains independent.

U.S. Photonics awarded nuclear component development contract by TerraPower

10/17/2013 Springfield, MO--U.S. Photonics, a custom developer of femtosecond lasers, motion control systems, and new materials, entered into a contract with TerraPowe to develop a new method for manufacturing novel nuclear components.

Bioimaging combo approach captures live images of growing tumors

10/17/2013

A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School has developed an optical imaging tool that enables scientists to look deep within tumors and uncover their inner workings.

UV disinfection equipment market to reach nearly $2.1B by 2018, says BCC Research

10/17/2013

The global market for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment was valued at $790 million in 2010 and is expected to reach $1.1 billion by 2013, according to a new report by BCC Research.

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