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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.

Silicon photonics beamsplitter is smallest yet


University of Utah engineers developed an ultracompact beamsplitter that brings silicon photonic chips closer.

Optogenetics switches off brain circuit of mice to study touch perception

Manipulating a two-stage brain circuit with light-driven optogenetic tools made laboratory mice "lose touch" with their surroundings.

Pairing two 2D materials manipulates light in new ways


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


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Two studies validate effectiveness of image calibration software for microscopy


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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New LED lighting and health care alliance between Philips and MIT


Royal Philips and MIT have created a research alliance, headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with a focus that includes LED lighting, photonics, and bioimaging.


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


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


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 those of men by about 40%.

Photonic Laser Thruster propulsion demonstrated in spacecraft simulation


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


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 crystals


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

Fiber-optic laser-scanning microscope focuses on brain tissue


Neuroscientists and bioengineers have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope to peer inside a living brain.

Silver nanoclusters inside synthetic DNA have utility in bioimaging


A team of researchers has created nanoscale silver clusters with unique fluorescence properties important for bioimaging.

Computational approach enables 'stainless' staining for optical imaging


Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach to histology based on using infrared (IR) microspectroscopy.

Light-activated proteins help show how dopamine neurons form


Using light-sensitive proteins, scientists have identified how neurons that produce dopamine are generated.

HALO project results: Optimized beam profiles for laser machining


Fraunhofer ILT has participated in the EU's HALO project; results will be presented at LASER World of Photonics Munich.

CLEO/LFW Innovation Award winners present their innovations at CLEO


On Wednesday, May 13, the winners present their innovative products on the CLEO show floor.

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