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  1. Zapping Vocal-Cord Cancer With Lasers Proven Effective In Long-Term Study
    12/18/2014

    A pioneering laser treatment for early vocal-cord cancer has shown promise as a long-term cure for the disease. In addition to being as effective as traditional approaches at curing tumors, the treatment developed at Massachusetts General Hospital is also able to spare the patient’s vocal cords and ability to speak.

  2. Spider's Web Weaves Way To Advanced Networks And Displays
    12/17/2014

    The next generation of light-manipulating networks may take their lead from designs inspired by spiders and leaves, according to a new report from two Boston College physicists and colleagues at South China Normal University.

  3. Researchers 3D Print LED Into Contact Lens
    12/17/2014

    As a proof-of-concept for new 3D printing techniques, a Princeton team has developed a contact lens that projects beams of light. The researchers embedded a light-emitting diode (LED) into a contact lens, which demonstrated the flexibility and power of their new 3D printing approach.

  4. G&H Showcases Light Measurement Solutions Portfolio For Industrial And R&D Applications On New Website
    12/17/2014

    To showcase this exciting line of solutions, G&H has recently launched a website dedicated to light measurement instrumentation.

  5. Journal Of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, And Systems Launch Creates New Space Exploration Forum
    12/17/2014

    The first issue of the new Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS) has been launched by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

  6. ORNL Microscopy Pencils Patterns In Polymers At The Nanoscale
    12/17/2014

    Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time.

  7. Unraveling The Light Of Fireflies
    12/17/2014

    Fireflies used rapid light flashes to communicate. This "bioluminescence" is an intriguing phenomenon that has many potential applications, from drug testing and monitoring water contamination, and even lighting up streets using glow-in-dark trees and plants.

  8. Beam Samplers For The Perfect Beam Copy
    12/16/2014

    When monitoring laser beams, their measurement must be carried out during the laser process without affecting the processing beam.

  9. Ultrafast Imaging Of Complex Systems In 3-D At Near Atomic Resolution Becoming Increasingly Possible
    12/16/2014

    It is becoming possible to image complex systems in 3-D with near-atomic resolution on ultrafast timescales using extremely intense X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) pulses.

  10. NOAA/NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Brighten Cities
    12/16/2014

    With a new look at daily data from the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, a NASA scientist and colleagues have identified how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons – Christmas and New Year's in the United States and the holy month of Ramadan in the Middle East.

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