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Airborne lidar finds ancient Roman goldmines in Spain

11/25/2014 Using an airborne laser teledetection system and flying over the Eria Valley in León, Spain), researchers from the University of Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain) discovered a gold-mining network created by the Romans two thousand y...

First-ever light-operated drug hones on most common target proteins

11/25/2014 An international team of researchers has developed the first-ever light-controlled therapeutic agent whose effects focus specifically on the largest, most important class of drug target proteins—G protein-coupled receptors (GPC...

Optical communications software from VPIphotonics is made for data processing and signal analysis


The VPIlabExpert software allows generation, detection, and performance analysis of DP-mQAM, PAM, and 4D modulated signals, as well as OFDM, analog, and other signal formats.

A perovskite and AlGaN hydrogen economy?

11/21/2014 Much research is being done on photovoltaic solar power generation. Silicon, amorphous silicon, thin-film cadmium telluride, thin-film copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS), organic semiconductor, perovskite, dye-sensitized, an...

Two-photon polymerization produces micrometer-sized swimming actuators for bioscience

11/18/2014 Using a combination of two-photon polymerization and directed nanoparticle self-organization, researchers at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) have created microscopic actuators that swim through fluids and can carry bioactive molecules.

Fluorescence imaging and MRI-capable nanoparticles could track disease


Chemists at MIT have developed new nanoparticles that can perform fluorescence imaging along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in living animals.

Fluorescence detection method diagnoses bloodstream infection quickly

11/17/2014 Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new bloodstream infection test that uses fluorescence detection to speed diagnosis with unprecedented accuracy, allowing physicians to treat patients with pot...

Spectrometer from Rigaku Raman indentifies raw materials


Progeny, a handheld Raman spectrometer for raw material identification, eliminates fluorescence interference using a 1064 nm excitation laser.

Laser diode from Oclaro provides 700 mW output power at 638 nm


The HL63193MG laser diode from Oclaro is a multi-transverse mode AlGaInP laser diode with TM mode oscillation in a 5.6-mm-diameter TO package.

Fraunhofer ILT optical technique analyzes GaN on the nanometer scale


In collaboration with fellow researchers from RWTH Aachen University, scientists from Fraunhofer ILT have developed a broadband tunable laser system based on near-field microscopy that analyzes GaN on the nanometer scale.

Laser probing of alkali-metal atoms may enable more stable and accurate portable atomic clocks

11/12/2014 Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Draper Laboratory (both in Cambridge, MA) have come up with a new approach to atomic timekeeping that may enable more stable and accurate portable atomic cloc...

Rosetta, photonics, and Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

11/12/2014 The historic landing  on the Comet 67P/CG by the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is producing a flood of images and data--and many of these result from onboard scientific instruments based on optics, image sensors, spectrome...

Optogenetic method controls gene expression in thoughts

11/12/2014 A team of researchers has developed an optogenetic gene regulation method that enables thought-specific brainwaves to control the conversion of genes into proteins (gene expression). The scientists envision that their method co...

Tabletop x-ray source is driven by mid-IR ultrafast laser pulses

11/11/2014 A midinfrared ultrafast laser developed by electrical engineers at the Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien; Vienna, Austria) and Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Berl...

Horiba Scientific releases Raman spectroscopy software


The LabSpec 6.3 Raman spectroscopy software platform includes a 3D surface and volume display module.

Fluorescence microscopy method images whole body at single-cell resolution

11/11/2014 A team of researchers in Japan has developed a fluorescence microscopy method that pairs tissue decolorization and light-sheet fluorescence microscopy to take extremely detailed images of the interior of individual organs and e...

Microfluidic manufacturing project installs international advisory board


The MFManufacturing project announced the establishment of an advisory board with industrial and academic members from Europe, the USA, and China.

Automated laser-based cell manipulation can generate stem cells for pathology

11/07/2014 Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) generator, have collaborated with synthetic biology company Intrexon on a study using the company's Laser Enabled Analysis and Pr...

Osram InGaN and InGaN-plus-phosphor LEDs achieve highest-yet efficacies in green


Two types of indium gallium nitride (InGaN) LED created by Osram Opto Semiconductors (Regensburg, Germany) have achieved the highest luminous efficacies (measured in lumens per watt) yet, according to the company.

Pulsed Nd:YAG laser writes nanodiamond formations into confined graphite film


Researchers at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) have created a technique called  confined-pulse laser deposition (CPLD) to write formations of nanodiamonds into graphite.

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