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Features: Design
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.
Special Reports: Nanotechnology
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Features: Imaging
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.
Products: Materials
Curable adhesives, thermoelectric coolers, DC power supplies, and more.
Briefs: Design
Changing the shape of the blade will expand the possibilities of using the laser in medicine.
Products: Test & Measurement
Auto-injectors, transmitters, laser scanners, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients’ skin, researchers have...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have demonstrated that a long-elusive kind of laser diode based on organic semiconductors is indeed possible, paving the way for the further expansion of lasers in applications such as...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits. This includes products such as cellular/telecom...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Particle accelerators are usually large and costly, but that will soon change if researchers have their way. The Accelerator on a Chip International Program (AChIP), funded by the Gordon and...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have found a way to use the full beam of a laser light to control and manipulate minute objects such as single cells in a human body, tiny particles in small volume chemistry,...

News: Medical
3D Imaging Opens Door to Fascinating Leaf Complexity

The field of plant science is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new imaging and modeling technologies. These tools are allowing scientists to peer inside the leaf with a clarity and resolution inconceivable a generation ago.

News: Photonics/Optics
CT Expands Possibilities of Imaging Ancient Remains

Researchers in Sweden using computed tomography (CT) have successfully imaged the soft tissue of an ancient Egyptian mummy's hand down to a microscopic level. Non-destructive imaging of human and animal mummies with X-rays and CT is a boon to the fields of archaeology and paleopathology. They...

News: Photonics/Optics
Chemists Create Circular Fluorescent Dyes for Imaging

University of Oregon chemists have created a new class of fluorescent dyes that function in water and emit colors based solely on the diameter of circular nanotubes made of carbon and hydrogen. The six-member team is now exploring their potential use in biological imaging.

News: Photonics/Optics
Enhanced 3D Imaging Advances Brain Treatments

Researchers have developed a combination of commercially available hardware and open-source software, named PySight, to improve rapid 2D and 3D imaging of neuronal activity in the living brain and other tissues. PySight serves as an add-on for laser scanning microscopes. Such an advancement in...

News: Photonics/Optics

Before launching their latest science experiment, University at Buffalo researchers bought more than 200 types of tea, chocolate, herbs, and other foodstuffs. The goal wasn't to stock up...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have found a way to convert nanoparticle-coated microscopic beads into lasers smaller than red blood cells. These microlasers, which convert...

Briefs: Imaging

Defects in the lattice of diamonds produce more than just beautiful coloration. A new approach developed by researchers at UC Berkeley's College of...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities....

R&D: Medical

A smaller, faster and more sensitive laser power meter in the form of a folding mirror uses a capacitor-based force transducer and merges optical elements, namely a high reflectivity mirror,...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

An inability to handle misty driving conditions has been one of the chief obstacles to the development of autonomous vehicular navigation systems that use visible light. These systems are...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

With the ever-increasing influx of automation in the manufacturing industry, the process of prioritizing accurate measurements is needed now more than ever to ensure that...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Four lasers can be used for micro welding: pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG), continuous wave (CW) fiber, quasi continuous wave (QCW)...

Features: Connectivity

With the advent of Industry 4.0, digital manufacturing promises speed, directness, and flexibility — so it needs a tool that meets those demands. Fortunately, the right technology has been evolving...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ultrafast or ultrashort pulse lasers offer unique material processing possibilities, because the laser’s pulse duration is less than the target material’s conduction time. Essentially this means...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that aims to illuminate cellular structures in deep tissue and other dense and opaque materials. The method uses tiny particles...

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