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  1. Wearable Device Could Provide Early Detection Of Diabetes-Related Complication
    7/30/2014

    A research team in Taiwan that includes scientists from National Taiwan University Hospital and National Chiao-Tung University has created a device called a pupillometer designed to measure certain conditions in the wearer’s pupil in order to predict the early onset of a complication related to diabetes.

  2. New Development Kit For Spectral Sensing Applications From Ocean Optics
    7/29/2014

    Ocean Optics has introduced a new set of spectral sensing tools for developers and others who want to deploy spectroscopy in new applications.

  3. A Transistor-Like Amplifier For Single Photons
    7/29/2014

    Data transmission over long distances usually utilizes optical techniques via glass fibres – this ensures high speed transmission combined with low power dissipation of the signal. For quite some years possibilities have been explored how to go one step further and perform all-optical data processing, with optical transistors and optical logic gates.

  4. The Quantum Cheshire Cat
    7/29/2014

    The Cheshire Cat featured in Lewis Caroll’s novel “Alice in Wonderland” is a remarkable creature: it disappears, leaving its grin behind. Can an object be separated from its properties? It is possible in the quantum world. In an experiment, neutrons travel along a different path than one of their properties – their magnetic moment. This “Quantum Cheshire Cat” could be used to make high precision measurements less sensitive to external perturbations.

  5. Building ‘Invisible’ Materials With Light
    7/28/2014

    A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such as invisibility cloaks and cloaking devices.

  6. SPIE Leaders Step Up Advocacy To Loosen Restrictions On Government Employee Conference Travel
    7/28/2014

    Leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, continue to stress that reducing access on the part of U.S. governmental employees to emerging research limits innovation and jeopardizes national security.

  7. Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction In Hawaii
    7/28/2014

    Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the world throughout the TMT international partnership. Contingent on that decision, the TMT International Observatory (TIO) Board of Directors, the project's new governing body, recently approved the initial phase of construction, with activities near the summit of Mauna Kea scheduled to start later this year.

  8. SPIE Leaders, Community Speak Out To Support Photonics R&D
    7/24/2014

    A request for information on possible new manufacturing institutes focused on light-based technologies has offered a valuable opportunity for the community to speak out on how the development of new photonics-based applications benefit the economy and society, say leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

  9. Chemist Develops X-ray Vision For Quality Assurance
    7/24/2014

    A DTU researcher has developed a method that uses X-rays for the rapid identification of substances present in an indeterminate powder. The new technique has the capacity to recognize advanced biological molecules such as proteins. By Iben Julie Schmidt

  10. New Mass Map Of A Distant Galaxy Cluster Is The Most Precise Yet
    7/24/2014

    Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before.

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