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National Energetics and EKSPLA awarded contract to build ten-petawatt laser system

National Energetics and Ekspla awarded contract to build ten-petawatt laser system

09/23/2014 A consortium led by National Energetics (Austin, TX), in partnership with Ekspla (Vilnius, Lithuania), has been awarded a contract in excess of $40 million to develop and install an ultra-intense laser system for the European U...

Fast optogenetic method can sense neuronal activity with red light

09/23/2014

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed an optogenetic-based tool that provides a new way of mapping the brain's neural networks in a living organism.

Quantel fiber laser enables atom-cooling experiments onboard CNES Zero-G aircraft

09/22/2014

Quantel Laser announced that its EYLSA Fiber Laser completed a series of atom-cooling experiments on board the CNES Zero-G aircraft.

SPIE Fellow and materials scientist Mark Hersam named 2014 MacArthur Fellow

09/22/2014 SPIE Fellow and Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) materials scientist Mark Hersam was named one of the 21 Fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for 2014. Hersam is a professor and the director of Nor...

Ocean Optics names spectroscopy applications contest winners

09/19/2014 Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) has named two winners of its World Cup of Applications contest after collecting more than 40 entries from around the world. One winner used spectroscopy to gauge the faint red chlorophyll fluorescence...

Microscopy method has positive implications for muscular dystrophy research

09/19/2014 A team of scientists has developed a microscopy method that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at high resolution. Importantly, the method enabled them to study a key structural protein of muscle cells to he...

Quantel, Andor, and NSF offer free LIBS workshop

09/18/2014

Quantel, Andor, and the NSF-sponsored cCWCS program is sponsoring the free second annual workshop on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Undergraduate Research and Teaching (LIBS-URT 2014).

Photonic reservoir computing--a new tool for speech recognition

09/18/2014

So what is photonic reservoir computing? After browsing through several abstracts and papers, I'm still not entirely sure.

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