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Blue LED Controls New Diabetes Drug
LONDON and MUNICH, Oct. 21, 2014 — A new drug for Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with violet-blue light to more effectively release insulin from the pancreas. A team from Imperial College London and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich has developed the new medication, JB253, which, when exposed to violet-blue light, changes shape to release a proper amount of insulin from pancreatic cells. Existing diabetes medications can sometimes release too much, causing blood sugar levels to drop. In their study, the...

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Laser Scanner Captures 3-D Info in Real Time
DRESDEN, Germany, Oct. 17, 2014 — A 3-D laser scanner based on the human eye can focus on key sections of an image, capturing it with correspondingly higher resolution. A team from the three institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft — the Institute for Physical...
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QD Vision Wins Green Chemistry Challenge
LEXINGTON, Mass., Oct. 20, 2014 — QD Vision Inc. has received the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its approach to quantum dot technology for energy-efficient commercial display and lighting products. The designation, awarded by the U.S. Environmental...

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Raytheon Awarded Military Laser Production Contract
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 20, 2014 — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $49.5 million contract to Raytheon Company for production of new laser-guided Maverick missiles — AGM-65E2/L — as well as $5.4 million for additional units in the future. The new Laser Maverick weapon...
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Trumpf Profits Climb 60% in 2014
DITZINGEN, Germany, Oct. 16, 2014 — Profits for industrial laser maker The Trumpf Group shot up 61.2 percent in fiscal 2014, thanks to increased sales and acquisitions. The company reported earnings before taxes of €248 million (about $316.4 million), compared to...

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Wang Named 2015 Britton Chance Award Winner
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 17, 2014 — Lihong Wang, an innovator in photoacoustic imaging, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, Wang is being recognized for his pioneering technical...
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Intensity Increases With Loss in Microlaser
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 16, 2014 — Increasing energy loss in a laser system could actually enhance its energy, performance and efficiency. A team from Washington University in St. Louis has discovered a way to reverse, or potentially eliminate, energy loss in laser systems...

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Magnetic Mirror Reflects Light in New Ways
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 16, 2014 — A new magnetic mirror uses non-metallic metamaterial properties to reflect IR light. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories developed the magnetic mirror by placing nanoscale antennas at or very near the mirror’s surface, thereby...
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Orbital Imager to Track Lightning for Early Warning System
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 — A satellite imager planned for launch in 2016 will detect lightning flashes across the U.S. to provide early warnings for severe weather. Developed by Lockheed Martin, the heart of the instrument is a 500-fps, 1.8-megapixel focal plane,...

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Rare-Earth Substitute Found for LEDs
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Oct. 16, 2014 — An abundant copper compound could replace rare-earth metals in household LEDs, making them more environmentally friendly. Most commercially available white LEDS are phosphor-based but incorporate rare earth metals like cerium. Researchers...
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Sensofar Creates Medical, Metrology Divisions
BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 16, 2014 — The Sensofar Group has created separate optical metrology and medical device inspection divisions as part of a restructuring plan. Professor Dr. Ferran Laguarta, CEO of the former Sensofar-Tech, will head Sensofar Medical, overseeing the...

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VerLase Patents LED Alternative
WINOOSKI, Vt., Oct. 16, 2014 — VerLase has patented technology it hopes will replace phosphors and quantum dots in multiple LED applications. Described in U.S. Patent No. 8,859,412, Versulite G incorporates wurtzite ZnCdSe quantum wells on 2-D layered semiconductor...
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Carbon Nanotube-Based Lights More Efficient than LEDs
SENDAI, Japan, Oct. 15, 2014 — A new carbon nanotube-based light source touts power consumption that is about a hundred times lower than that of an LED. A team from Tohoku University developed the new light source, which uses around 0.1 W for every hour of operation....

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Edmund Optics Announces Education Awards
BARRINGTON, N.J., Oct. 15, 2014 — With innovations ranging from fluorescence-guided cancer surgery to water quality assessment, nine graduate and undergraduate optics programs are the recipients of Edmund Optics’ 2014 Education Awards. The company evaluated more than...
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Laser-Guided Rocket System Tested by Australian Military
NASHUA, N.H., Oct. 13, 2014 — BAE Systems said its semi-active laser-guide rocket system could be adopted by the Australian Defence Forces following recent testing. The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System scored direct hits in each of seven live-fire exercises held in...

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Photon Emission Rate Enhanced in Fluorescent Molecules
DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 — Fluorescent molecules can be made to emit photons more quickly by sandwiching them between metal nanocubes and a gold film. This film-coupled metal nanocube system features emitters embedded in the dielectric gap region. Its developers at...
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Rogowski Named Technical Service VP at Trumpf
FARMINGTON, Conn., October 15, 2014 — James Rogowski has been promoted to vice president for technical service at Trumpf Inc. He is responsible for training and service for the company’s machine tools, including industrial lasers, across the U.S. Rogowski has been with...

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CEO to Lead Cognoptix Board of Directors
ACTON, Mass., Oct. 14, 2014 — Medical imaging device developer Cognoptix has named its president and CEO, Paul D. Hartung, chairman of the company’s board of directors. In addition, Dr. Christine de los Reyes, vice president of business development and strategic...
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Fluorescent, Magnetic Nanoparticles Aid Bioimaging
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2014 — Nanoparticles that fluoresce to enable tracking in the body can also be precisely manipulated with magnetic fields. Manipulating the particles with electromagnets is key to using them in biological research because the tiny particles could...

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FRET Offers Real-Time Look at HIV Infection Process
NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 — Scientists can now study the motion of HIV proteins on the surface of the virus, opening new possibilities for fighting the disease. A team at Weill Cornell Medical College used single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer...
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German Photonics Forum Adds New Leaders
FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 14, 2014 — The Photonics Forum of the German Engineering Association (VDMA) recently added four new members to its steering committee. The new members are: Bernd Lange of LPKF Laser & Electronics AG, Dr. Armin Renneisen of Rofin-Sinar Laser GmbH,...

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OptoGroup Acquires Alliance Vision
GRAEFELFING, Germany, Oct. 14, 2014 — Optomechanical components manufacturer OptoGroup has become a majority shareholder in Alliance Vision of Montelimar, France. The acquisition is retroactive to Jan. 1. Markus Riedi has been named CEO of Alliance Vision and will be...
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Optogenetics Tests Memory Manipulation Theory
DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 — Optogenetics is giving scientists a better look at how different parts of the brain can work together to manipulate memories. Using the light-based technique, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have been able to erase...

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UC Berkeley Nabs Grant for BRAIN Initiative, Teams with Zeiss
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 — The University of California was awarded a total of $7.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct brain-related research as part of the national BRAIN Initiative. The grants will be dispersed over three years. In...
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Imaging Digs Deep to Improve Crops
ATLANTA and STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Oct. 10, 2014 — Boosting the output of important food crops such as rice and maize to meet the needs of the world’s growing population requires improvements both above and below the soil. A new imaging technique could aid these efforts. Developed by...






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