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  • Mouse brain blood vessels before cocaine Credit Biomedical Optics Express

    Your Brain on Cocaine

    A new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain could help doctors and researchers better understand how drug abuse affects the brain, which may aid in improving brain-cancer surgery and tissue engineering and lead to...
  • Electrode array as it is positioned on the retina

    Argus II Retina Implanted with Success

    The Argus II system is a retinal implant device developed by Second Sight Medical. The device uses a camera mounted on special glasses that sends a signal to an electronic receiver with 60 electrodes implanted inside the eye. The receiver sends...
  • Working on laser beams at the heart of the holometer Credit Fermi Lab

    Are We Living in a Hologram?

    A unique experiment at the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe – including whether we live in a...
  • PhD students Giovanni Guccione L and Harry Slatyer examine their gold-coated silver gallium nanowire in the Quantum Optics labs Image Quantum Optics Group, ANU
  • A photograph of the handheld probe

    Deeper Imaging of Melanoma with Hand-Held Device

    A new hand-held device that uses lasers and sound waves may change the way doctors treat and diagnose melanoma, according to a team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis. The instrument, described in the paper “Handheld...
  • Human Brain Source Wikipedia

    OSA Optics and the Brain Initiative

    The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the formation of a new topical meeting, OSA Optics and the Brain. The meeting will bring together physicists, engineers, neuroscientists and clinicians whose research combines optics and photonics with...
  • National Photonics Initiative

    NSF Seeks Innovative Optics and Photonics Proposals

    The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, is greatly encouraged by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) recent identification of...
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  • Ace Hardware upgrades lighting, saves on energy

    Ace hardware Reduces Energy Use with Intelligent LED Lighting

    Ace Hardware Corporation has upgraded the lighting in areas of its 1,000,000 square foot Rocklin, California (US), Retail Support Center to the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System. Since implementing the upgrade in October 2013, Ace...
  • StereoVision demonstrates facial recognition
  • Olmec UK Bottle Inspection System
  • Hall effect measurement systems characterize novel PV materials
  • The Phasefocus Optical Profiling system in use at Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia

    High-Precision Lens Profiler Measures Contact Lens Thickness

    Phase Focus Ltd reports on how the Brien Holden Vision Institute is applying the Phasefocus high-precision Lens Profiler to assist in the development of new contact lenses. The Brien Holden Vision Institute is located at the University of New South...
  • Josef MadlWinfried Rmer of the University of Freiburg with their JPK NanoWizard system

    The Combined Use of AFM and Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy

    JPK Instruments, a manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on how researchers at the University of Freiburg is combining the use of AFM and advanced fluorescence microscopy to characterize...
  • LEDs from perovskite Credit Zhi-Kuang Tan

    Perovskite Used to Make Low-Cost LEDs

    Perovskite has been used to make low-cost, easily manufactured LEDs, potentially opening up a wide range of commercial applications in future, such as flexible colour displays. This particular class of semiconducting perovskites have generated...
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