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2D gesture recognition technology works in natural light

03/31/2014

The new technology from the University of Warwick works in both natural and artificial light, allowing gesture recognition on ordinary mobile phones and tablet computers.

Fluorescence method can detect tumor markers easily

03/31/2014

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) have developed a new fluorescence method that enables cancer diagnosis to be carried out in a single step.

National Photonics Initiative volunteers visit Congress to urge support for photonics legislation

03/28/2014 On behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), volunteers from industry and research labs across the USA visited Congressional offices to urge support for key issues related to photonics technologies and R&D.

High-efficiency perovskite photovoltaic material also lases

03/28/2014 Researchers from Professor Sir Richard Friend's group at the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England), working with Snaith's University of Oxford group (Oxford, England), have shown that CH3NH3PbI3-xC...

Clinical trial for multibeam OCT system yields positive top line results

03/28/2014 Michelson Diagnostics recently completed a multicenter, prospective clinical trial for basal cell carcinoma diagnosis using the company's VivoSight multibeam optical coherence tomography (OCT) system, with positive top line res...

MIT multilayer device filters light based on direction of travel

03/27/2014

MIT researchers have produced a filter that allows light of any color to pass through only if it is coming from one specific angle and reflect all light coming from other directions.

Pan-European outreach project GoPhoton! to teach importance of photonics

Pan-European outreach project GoPhoton! to teach importance of photonics

03/27/2014 GoPhoton!, a Pan-European outreach project that aims to promote and raise awareness about the ubiquity and industrial and societal importance of the technologies enabled by photonics, is being launched by the European Centres f...
Quantum-cascade structure and metamaterial combine to make sensitive mid-IR and terahertz detector

Quantum-cascade structure and metamaterial combine to make sensitive mid-IR and terahertz detector

03/27/2014 Scientists at Technische Universität Wien (TUW) have discovered that a semiconductor structure identical to that of a conventional terahertz-emitting quantum-cascade laser (QCL) can, with the addition of a 2D metamaterial patte...

FDA approves fiber-optic light delivery system for lung, esophageal cancer treatment

03/27/2014 Pinnacle Biologics has received FDA premarket supplemental approval for its Optiguide DCYL700 Fiber Optic Diffuser Series flexible fiber—a light delivery system used in photodynamic therapy (PDT) with the intravenous drug Photo...
Magnetic patterns can be written in strontium titanate with blue-green light, could one day be data-storage mechanism

Magnetic patterns can be written in strontium titanate with blue-green light, could one day be data-storage mechanism

03/27/2014 Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL; Los Alamos, NM), the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN), and Technische Universität Dortmund (Dortmund, Germany) have now found a way to magnetize strontium titanate u...

Thorlabs Ultrafast Optoelectronics established in Michigan

03/27/2014 Photonics products maker Thorlabs has established a new business unit, Thorlabs Ultrafast Optoelectronics, to focus on the need for high-speed optoelectronic products with bandwidths as high as 100 GHz.

MedLumics clinical OCT initiative garners $4.9M in funding

03/27/2014 Optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology company MedLumics has launched a three-year initiative to translate the latest OCT research into new clinical applications, thanks to $4.9 million (€3.6 million) in Series A financi...
NIST calibrates thorium emission lines for use as exoplanet-spotting spectral reference

NIST calibrates thorium emission lines for use as exoplanet-spotting spectral reference

03/27/2014 In the interests of astronomy, researchers at the National Institute of Standards (NIST: Boulder, CO) have more-accurately calibrated the emission spectrum of thorium -- which, because it contains thousands of lines, can serve ...

One week to enter the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards; win an iPad mini!

03/26/2014

Washington, DC--The deadline for the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards is April 2nd; all entrants have a chance to win an Apple gift card with value equivalent to an iPad mini!

More powerful flow cytometry the focus of Sysmex, EMD Millipore agreement

03/26/2014

Laboratory diagnostics technology developer Sysmex has entered into a clinical research, joint development, and licensing agreement with EMD Millipore involving EMD Millipore's imaging flow cytometry technology.

Analysis method tracks biological particles in cell microscopy images

03/26/2014

A team of scientists at Heidelberg University and the German Cancer Research Center has developed a powerful particle analysis technique for live cell microscopy images.

(Slide Show) Ultraviolet lasers target micromachining applications

03/25/2014

LPKF boosts annual revenue by 13 percent, opens South Korea subsidiary

03/25/2014

The German company’s growth in 2013 was mainly driven by systems for laser direct structuring, with South Korea playing an important role in this context.

Light-activated antimicrobial surface also works in the dark

03/25/2014

UCL researchers have developed a new antibacterial material that has potential for cutting hospital-acquired infections both when activated by modest indoor lighting and in total darkness.

Forming silicon into microscopic spheres forces it to absorb infrared light, enabling better photodetectors and solar cells

03/25/2014 A team of Spanish researchers has developed a way for silicon (Si) to absorb wavelengths in the IR that it is normally transparent to, potentially enabling more-efficient photovoltaics, as well as Si photodetectors that can fun...

Plasmonic nanoparticles heat up upon NIR light exposure for cancer treatments

03/25/2014

Researchers ar ETH Zurich in Switzerland have developed nanoparticles that heat up when they absorb near-infrared (NIR) light, enabling them to kill tumor tissue with heat.

Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?

ORC wants to find out: Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?

03/24/2014 A new research project led by a group at the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (Southampton, England) is aiming to establish whether germanium (Ge), a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the materia...

Heliatek sets efficiency record for transparent organic solar cells

03/24/2014

Organic solar film company Heliatek has reached a record 7% efficiency from 40% transparent organic solar cells.

Solaris Laser moving to expanded headquarters to meet marking systems demand

03/24/2014

Due to increasing sales success and demand for its laser marking and coding systems, Solaris Laser says it is moving to an expanded headquarters by the spring of 2014

Hybrid material pairs bacterial cells with nonliving elements that emit light

03/24/2014

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots.

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