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Low-light CMOS biosensor enables detection of four copies of pathogen DNA per sample

Anitoa Systems has demonstrated handheld, real-time qPCR using its ultra-low-light CMOS biosensor.

Pairing two 2D materials manipulates light in new ways

05/21/2015

MIT and collaborating researchers have coupled 2D materials enabling control over light waves.

Toptica SodiumStar laser installed at ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile

Toptica SodiumStar laser installed at ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile

05/21/2015

Successful verification tests are step towards the completion of the full Adaptive Optics Facility. 

Two studies validate effectiveness of image calibration software for microscopy

05/21/2015

An image calibration software program for microscopy can lead to significant improvements in image quality and consistency. 

Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) dedicated

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05/20/2015

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New LED lighting and health care alliance between Philips and MIT

05/20/2015 Royal Philips and MIT have created a research alliance, headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with a focus that includes LED lighting, photonic...

Sydor Instruments receives $1M DOE grant for soft x-ray imaging

05/19/2015

Sydor Instruments was awarded the $1,000,000 SBIR Phase II grant from the DOE.

Cambridge IVF develops new protocols for light microscopy-based sperm testing

05/19/2015

Cambridge IVF is working to develop new protocols to improve the reliability of its light microscopy-based sperm testing.

Salaries in photonics reflect regional and gender differences

05/19/2015 A survey by SPIE finds that salaries in optics and photonics are rising highest in China and median salaries for women continue to lag th...

Photonic Laser Thruster propulsion demonstrated in spacecraft simulation

05/18/2015

Y.K. Bae Corporation's Photonic Laser Thruster (PLT) has successfully accelerated a 1 lb. spacecraft simulator.

New microscope traps and images 1000 laser-cooled fermions

05/16/2015

A team of MIT physicists has built a microscope that is able to see up to 1000 individual fermionic atoms.

Beetles can teach engineers how to self-assemble large, high-quality 3D photonic crystal

Beetles can teach engineers how to self-assemble large, high-quality 3D photonic crystals

05/15/2015

Imitating the beetles' process can help commercialize the use of photonic crystals.

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