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  1. Smartphone Microscope Detects, Measures Individual DNA Molecules
    12/22/2014

    Researchers from UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have imaged and measured the sizes of individual DNA strands using a smartphone. Their newly developed, lightweight, and compact device cheaply transforms an off-the-shelf smartphone into a fluorescent microscope with advanced capabilities.

  2. Lens-Free Microscope Could Lead To Cheaper, Portable Imaging Tech
    12/19/2014

    Research from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has led to a new, lens-free microscope that can detect cellular abnormalities like cancer. The portable system has a similar accuracy to the larger, more expensive equipment often found in pathology labs, so it may enable diagnostics in more remote areas.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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