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Coating Reflects Sunlight, Radiates Heat to Cool Buildings
STANDFORD, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014 — A thin-film coating has the potential to cool buildings by simultaneously radiating heat from inside and reflecting sunlight. The photonic radiative cooling material reflects incoming sunlight (the sun’s reflection seen on the panel) and sends heat from inside the structure directly into space as infrared radiation (reddish rays). The blue areas on the roof show the cooling effect. Courtesy of Nicolle R. Fuller/Sayo-Art LLC. Developed by a team at Stanford University, the...

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Spectroscopic Test Improves Photonic Chips
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Nov. 26, 2014 — A technique called ultrafast photomodulation spectroscopy (UPMS) could help not only with testing and characterization of photonic chips, but in making them more reliable and robust. Made from silicon, photonic chips are a key component in...
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Graphene Phenomenon Could Enable New Lasers
DRESDEN, Germany, Nov. 25, 2014 — Understanding the dynamics of electrons in graphene under strong magnetic fields could lead to development of new types of broadband lasers. An international team led by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) exposed graphene to a...

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Biomarker System Offers Advanced Cancer Detection
SINGAPORE, Nov. 21, 2014 — A combined biomarker and drug delivery system could lead to very localized, more effective cancer treatment. Developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, the biomarker detects and makes visible tumor cells by lighting up...
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Laser Additive Manufacturing Hub to Open in Singapore
SINGAPORE, Nov. 24, 2014 — A new 3-D printing center will provide various laser-based additive manufacturing services for various industries. Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. of Hayward, Calif., plans to open the center in the first quarter of 2015 after acquiring the...

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Algorithm Speeds Lidar Assessment of Landslide Risk
CORVALLIS, Ore., Nov. 21, 2014 — Computer algorithms could turn lidar surveying systems into powerful tools for assessing landslides and keeping people out of their path. Created by researchers at Oregon State University and George Mason University, the Contour Connection...
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Iridex to Supply Ophthalmology Lasers to Zambia
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 21, 2014 — Iridex Corp. has been awarded a competitive tender by the government of Zambia for more than $350,000 in ophthalmology laser equipment. The devices can be used to treat eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema (DME) and glaucoma, which...

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Metamaterial Polarizing Filter Brightens LCDs, Photos
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 21, 2014 — Polarizers are vital for LCDs and photography, but they waste energy by blocking enormous amounts of light. A new filter skirts this obstacle. A team from the University of Utah developed the polarizing filter, which allows more light in to...
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Third-Quarter Sales Improve at Inrad
NORTHVALE, N.J., Nov. 21, 2014 — Losses at Inrad Optics Inc. decreased in the third quarter as it finished consolidating its manufacturing and higher sales in the defense, process control and metrology markets. The third-quarter net loss was $91,000, compared to a loss of...

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Antonio Luque Receives $60,000 Boer Award
NEWARK, Del., Nov. 20, 2014 — Antonio Luque will receive the 2015 Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit, along with a $60,000 cash prize. Antonio Luque is the recipient of the 2015 Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit, an award named for Boer, a scientist from...
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Invisibility Cloak Uses Ordinary Lenses
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 — Invisibility cloaks could be a step closer to reality, thanks to a new device that uses readily available materials to cloak objects across a wide range of angles. Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a combination of...

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Northrop Grumman Receives $116M for Military Equipment Upgrades
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Nov. 20, 2014 — The U.S. military has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $116 million contract to upgrade the AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING Advanced Targeting Systems. Under the contract, Northrop will provide upgrades and spares to the Air Force, Air Force Reserve,...
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Young Researchers Honored for Solar, Optics Technologies
BALTIMORE, Nov. 20, 2014 — Solar technologies and cellulose-based optics were among the research efforts honored by the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) and Outstanding Young Engineer (OYE) awards from the Maryland Academy of Sciences and Maryland Science Center. ...

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Laser Delves Deep into Prehistoric Environments
BREMEN, Germany, Nov. 19, 2014 — A look back via laser into sedimentary organic matter that accumulated on the sea floor could shed light on past climates and environments for a better understanding of the future. A new technique, developed by a team at the University of...
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Nanomaterials Researcher Named VP at Quantum Materials
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Nov. 19, 2014 — Quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp. has named Dr. Michael Krueger vice president of nanomaterials. Krueger holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Freiburg and a doctorate in applied physics from the...

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Nonlinear Microscopy Measures Effects of Laser Skin Surgery
FLORENCE, Italy, Nov. 19, 2014 — The effects of laser-based skin-tightening plastic surgery can be obvious to the naked eye, but harder to examine below the surface and at the microscale without a biopsy. A team from the University of Florence and other Italian...
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Image Correlation Helps Optimize Laser-Based 3-D Printing
LIVERMORE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 — Digital image correlation (DIC) could help prevent warping of metal parts made via laser-based additive manufacturing. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory used the technique to find correlations between the power and speed...

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Nikon, JEOL to Collaborate on Light-Electron Microscope
MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2014 — Nikon Instruments Inc. and JEOL have joined forces to research and develop systems that combine light and electron microscopy. Existing light microscopes cannot provide the molecular-level information that an electron microscope can. And...
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Elbit to Supply Missile Defense Systems for German Military Aircraft
HAIFA, Israel, Nov. 17, 2014 — Elbit Systems will provide multispectral directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) systems for the German Air Force’s Airbus A400 aircraft under a one-year contract with Diehl BGT Defense. The J-MUSIC system fires a laser at an...

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Esco Optics Eyes New Manufacturing Plant After Fire
OAK RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 17, 2014 — After a devastating fire, Esco Optics is eyeing a new manufacturing plant it says will double its production capacity. No one was hurt in the Aug. 10 blaze, and the company has been operating temporarily out of a satellite facility in Oak...
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Jenoptik Acquires Traffic Monitoring Firm Vysionics
JENA, Germany, Nov. 17, 2014 — The Jenoptik Group has acquired a 92 percent stake in road-safety technology firm Vysionics Ltd. of Frimley, England. The remaining shares continue to be held by the organization’s management team. The purchase price was not...

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Optex Systems Acquires L-3’s Applied Optics Center for $1M
RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov. 17, 2014 — Seeking to branch out beyond military contracts, Optex Systems has acquired Applied Optics Center, formerly a division of L-3 Communications, for $1,013,053. Applied Optics Center designs and manufactures complex thin-film coatings and...
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Providence Photonics Receives EPA Grant for Flare Monitor Commercialization
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2014 — Providence Photonics in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded a $300,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to commercialize its flare efficiency monitoring system. The system allows...

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Stimulating Light Receptors Relaxes Blood Vessels
BALTIMORE, Nov. 17, 2014 — A blood vessel receptor that responds to light could aid more effective treatment of vascular diseases and other medical conditions. A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine discovered the receptor, which causes blood vessels to relax in...
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ESI to Acquire Topwin Optoelectronics for Up to $18M
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 14, 2014 — Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESI) has entered into an agreement to acquire the Chinese laser design and manufacturing firm Wuhan Topwin Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd. for up to $18 million. Topwin makes midrange lasers for use...






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