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Laser Tweezers Used to Study Malaria
CAMBRIDGE, England, Aug. 20, 2014 — Optical tweezers are helping in the race to find new medicines or vaccines to wipe out malaria. A team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge is studying how the Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites interact with the red blood cells they invade. According to the researchers, the optical tweezers have been a powerful tool for studying malaria biology and drug mechanisms at the single-cell level. The Plasmodium falciparum parasites move from one red...

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Kansas, Nebraska Researchers to Probe Ultrafast Laser Dynamics
MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 19, 2014 — A three-year, $6 million grant will support a research project on how ultrafast lasers influence matter. Funded by the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, the project involves 30 physicists,...
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Laser Cooling Enhances Atomic-Force Microscopy
CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 19, 2014 — Cooling nanowire probes with lasers could lead to significant improvements in the sensitivity and resolution of atomic-force microscopes. The technique, developed by a team from Australian National University, uses lasers to achieve a...

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Optogenetics Controls Brain 'Switchboard' in Mice
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 — Optogenetic techniques have been used to alter the attention spans of mice, helping to shed light on how the brain mediates internal thoughts and external distractions. A team from New York University’s Langone Medical Center focused...
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IR Sensor Provides 'Virtual Touch' for Blind
CINCINNATI, Aug. 13, 2014 — An IR sensor and the concept of virtual touch could help the visually impaired take on many day-to-day activities. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati used an Enactive Torch, a tactile feedback device for experiments in sensory...

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LPKF Earnings Down, Orders Up
GARBSEN, Germany, Aug. 13, 2014 — LPKF Laser & Electronics AG said it lost ground on both earnings and revenue in the first half of 2014, despite surging orders. Revenue in the first six months of the year was €45.6 million ($60.9 million), down 35 percent from...
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Hydrogen Prevents UV Damage in Optical Fiber
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 12, 2014 — Hydrogen can fortify optical fibers, making them capable of sustained transmission of high-intensity UV light. A team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology created the new fibers, which they said could help reduce errors...

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Lasers, Optics Hold Jenoptik Revenues Steady
JENA, Germany, Aug. 12, 2014 — Sales of lasers and optical systems counteracted declines in other areas as the Jenoptik Group saw steady revenue and a nominal increase in earnings during the first half of 2014. The company reported earnings before interest and taxes of...
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New Device Uses Lasers, Sound Waves for Better Melanoma Imaging
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 8, 2014 — A new photoacoustic device could help doctors better diagnose and treat melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. A team from Washington University in St. Louis developed a handheld instrument that uses lasers and sound waves....

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Professor Receives Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award
PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 7, 2014 — George W. Kattawar, a Texas A&M professor, has received The Oceanography Society’s 2014 Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award. The annual award recognizes researchers who contribute to the advancement of understanding the nature and...
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Logos Technologies to Provide High-Energy Laser
FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 4, 2014 — Logos Technologies has been selected to design, build and install a high-energy laser at Washington State University. The laser will be used at WSU’s Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National...

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Light Pulses Control Graphene Behavior
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 4, 2014 — A new way to control how graphene conducts electricity could prompt its use as a broadband light detector. A research team at MIT found that changing the concentration of electrons in a graphene sheet can change the way the material...
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Iridex Earnings Hold Steady in Second Quarter
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 — Iridex Corp. earnings were relatively stable and revenue climbed 15 percent in the second quarter as the company continues to promote its laser eye treatment product. Revenues were $10.6 million, compared to $9.2 million in the second...

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Nerve Conduit Joins Laser Therapy for Regeneration
TAICHUNG, Taiwan, July 31, 2014 — Laser therapy, along with a newly developed artificial nerve conduit, could aid regeneration of the peripheral and sciatic nerves. Researchers from Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology developed the nerve conduit, which...
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Earnings Erode in Third Quarter at Coherent
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 31, 2014 — Coherent Inc. reported a net income of $13 million in the third quarter of its current fiscal year, compared to 16.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013, a 22 percent decrease. “Our third-quarter results were somewhat...

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Faro Reports Profits, Acquires Software Firm
LAKE MARY, Fla., July 31, 2014 — Faro Technologies Inc. recently announced strong earnings and sales results, as well as a new acquisition. The 3-D measurement and imaging firm’s net income increased 74.3 percent to $6.3 million in the second quarter of 2014 from...
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Newport Profits Jump in Second Quarter
IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2014 — Newport Corp. closed the second quarter of 2014 with earnings of $8.997 million, compared to $2.605 million in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 245 percent. On a sequential basis, sales rose 4.3 percent to $153 million and orders...

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Spectrometers to Track Vegetation Change from ISS
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 — NASA has selected two proposals for spectrometers to be used on the International Space Station for observing changes in global vegetation due to climate or land use change. A laser-based system from the University of Maryland, College...
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Fiber Lasers for Materials Processing Drive Earnings at IPG
OXFORD, Mass., July 30, 2014 — IPG Photonics Corp reported earnings of $48.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, saying high-power fiber laser sales increased by 22 percent and other products performed well. The earnings represent a 15.8 percent increase over the...

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Global 3-D Scanning Market Could Reach $4.9 Billion by 2020
PORTLAND, Ore., July 30, 2014 — The global 3-D scanning market will reach $4.9 billion by 2020, growing at an annual rate of 12.4 percent, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. The report states, “3-D scanning makes it possible to record the details...
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Laser Threading Creates Large-Scale Metamaterials
CAMBRIDGE, England, July 30, 2014 — A new laser-pulse technique has been used to create light-altering metamaterials in larger quantities than other techniques. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a new method of nanoassembly involving plasmon-induced...

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Army Develops Multiwavelength Laser, Countermeasure
ADELPHI, Md., July 29, 2014 — A new optical system aims to protect soldiers using magnification optics against eye-damaging multiwavelength lasers. Developed by a team from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), the device...
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Photonics Researchers Win Blavatnik Awards
NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 — The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences has recognized two photonics researchers with the 2014 Blavatnik National Awards. The award honors young American scientists and engineers; each winner receives $250,000....

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SemiNex Wins NIH Grant for Laser Vaccine Research
PEABODY, Mass., July 29, 2014 — SemiNex Corp. has received a $146,905 Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop small laser devices to enhance immune responses to vaccines. Existing lasers used to enhance immune responses...
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MIT Spinoff Produces Diode Laser for Cutting, Welding
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 25, 2014 — Bright and strong enough to cut and weld metal with greater efficiency than conventional lasers, a new diode laser will soon hit the market. MIT Lincoln Lab spinoff TeraDiode Inc. is working with the school to commercialize the...






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