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Optogenetics finds what regulates synaptic activity in the neocortex


Using optogenetics, a team of scientists has found that a specific type of neuron might be thwarting their efforts at mapping the connectome.

Northrop Grumman installs new joule-class laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


The new joule-class laser will be a key component of LLNL's high-repetition-rate advanced petawatt laser system (HAPLS).

Optical nanocubes have utility in biosensors


Cubic-shaped optical nanoantennas could measure food safety, identify air pollutants, and quickly diagnose and treat cancer.

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Laser ablation of coralline alga helps characterize ocean acidification


pH values of the northern Pacific ocean over the past 120 years are being measured with a monthly resolution.

Innovation Awards deadline extended to March 2nd; CLEO exhibitors enter now!

02/24/2015 The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, March 2nd for the CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Awards.

DNA nanotube assembly method shows promise for optoelectronics, drug delivery


Researchers have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block.

Monochrome NTT 'HenGenTou' projector adds motion to static paper photographic images (with video)


With the help of NTT's deformation lamp projector, Johann Sebastian Bach smiles for the first time in more than two centuries.

Hybrid gold nanoparticles could pair cancer imaging, therapy


A team of researchers has developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles that make it possible to combine two forms of tumor treatment with three bioimaging techniques.

CLEO/LFW Innovation Award deadline is Monday; enter now!


Deadline for the prestigious CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program is Monday, February 23, 2015. Enter now!

Laser technique uses diamond defects to reveal protein structures in great detail


A new technique shows promise for producing highly detailed images of individual proteins without the need for crystallization.

Minus K announces academic vibration isolator giveaway


Minus K is again giving away $20,000 worth of patented negative-stiffness-mechanism vibration isolators to colleges and universities within the US.

Distributed fiber sensing systems could help industry unlock geothermal energy


University of Wisconsin partners with Silixa, Ormat Technologies, and DOE to measure geothermal properties via optical fiber.

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Simple three-layer silver-glass-silver optical structure serves as narrowband spectral filter


Researchers at Northwestern University have created a simple metal-dielectric color filter that contains no nanostructuring.

Multispectral imaging method, gold nanotubes destroy cancer cells

02/16/2015 Scientists at the University of Leeds in England have shown that gold nanotubes can serve as internal nanoprobes for high-resolution multispectral imaging, as drug delivery vehicles, and as agents for destroying cancer cells.

2015 Prism Awards honor photonics innovators at SPIE Photonics West


Companies large and small from around the world walked away with top honors in the annual Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation Wednesday evening during SPIE Photonics West 2015.

Cryogenic optical-lattice clocks will enable mapping Earth's gravity via general relativity


Japanese scientists sync two optical-lattice clocks to one part in 2 x 10-18 for clock-based geodesy.

Ultrafast-laser pulses can cause nonlinear resonance 'disaster'


Researchers show that conditions can exist where optical harmonic generation becomes noninstantaneous.

Nanoplasmonics: Photo-accelerated electrons in waveguide produce white light


Electrons excited via light in a nanoscale silicon waveguide can be accelerated to energies of up to several electron volts by the strong-field ponderomotive potential that exists in the highly confined plasmonic field.

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