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  1. NRC Launches Quantum Photonics Technology Program
    10/30/2014

    As world photonics experts gather for the Schawlow-Townes Symposium in Ottawa, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) announces a new research program that will translate quantum photonics research into technology applications for Canada's future economy.

  2. Graphene Sensors Stimulate Neurons Optically And Electronically
    10/30/2014

    While electrical sensing is a mainstay of neurological studies, optical methods have recently started to become more prevalent.

  3. Bristol Team Develops Aerosol Optical Tweezers
    10/29/2014

    The AOT-100 Aerosol Optical Tweezers, which is capable of holding and manipulating single or multiple particles for indefinite lengths of time using light, is the result of a project funded by an Impact Acceleration Award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

  4. NIST Launches New Calibration Service For High-Power Lasers
    10/29/2014

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a new calibration service for high-power lasers of the sort used by manufacturers for applications such as cutting and welding metals, as well as by the military for more specialized applications like defusing unexploded land mines.

  5. Supersonic Laser-Propelled Rockets
    10/29/2014

    Scientists and science fiction writers alike have dreamt of aircrafts that are propelled by beams of light rather than conventional fuels. Now, a new method for improving the thrust generated by such laser-propulsion systems may bring them one step closer to practical use.

  6. Raytheon, L-3 Complete Second Successful Firing Of TALON Rocket Remote Weapon System
    10/29/2014

    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and L-3 demonstrated a second successful test of the TALON Rocket Remote Weapon System (TALON RRWS), an innovative and cost-effective defense solution for small vessel protection.

  7. Raptor Launches The NINOX 640, A Cooled VIS-SWIR InGaAs Camera Offering Ultra-Low Dark Current
    10/29/2014

    Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of SWIR and Visible SWIR cameras.

  8. Headwall And Leica Geosystems Enter Partnership Agreement
    10/29/2014

    Leica Geosystems and Headwall Photonics announced the establishment of a partnership agreement whereby Leica Geosystems will resell and integrate Headwall's line of hyperspectral imaging sensors into their airborne product portfolio.

  9. Raptor Launches Eagle V, 4MP Ultra-Sensitive Deep Cooled Vacuum Based CCD
    10/29/2014

    Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched the Eagle V, a “best in class” deep cooled vacuum based CCD using Raptor’s revolutionary vacuum technology PentaVac.

  10. Laser Experiments Mimic Cosmic Explosions And Planetary Cores
    10/28/2014

    Researchers are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth. Using high-intensity lasers at the University of Rochester's OMEGA EP Facility focused on targets smaller than a pencil's eraser, they conducted experiments to create colliding jets of plasma knotted by plasma filaments and self-generated magnetic fields, reaching pressures a billion times higher than seen on earth.

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