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  • The Skin Cancer Selfie
    The Skin Cancer Selfie
    06 October 2014
    Developed by a team of researchers at Duke University in North Carolina, USA, the “gigapixel whole-body photographic camera” is essentially three dozen cameras in one, allowing the researchers to image the entire body down to a freckle.

  • OSA Lauds Manufacturing Institute Decision on National Manufacturing Day
    OSA Lauds Manufacturing Institute Decision on National Manufacturing Day
    03 October 2014
    U.S. Department of Defense selects photonics as focus of new Institute for Manufacturing Innovation, OSA CEO in Ithaca to highlight photonics’ role in manufacturing

  • A New Approach to On-Chip Quantum Computing
    A New Approach to On-Chip Quantum Computing
    02 October 2014
    An international team of researchers is introducing a new method to achieve a different type of photon pair source that fits into the tiny space of a computer chip.

  • ‘Smart’ Bandage Emits Phosphorescent Glow for Healing Below
    ‘Smart’ Bandage Emits Phosphorescent Glow for Healing Below
    01 October 2014
    Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers has created a paint-on, see-through, “smart” bandage that glows to indicate a wound’s tissue oxygenation concentration.

  • Predicting Landslides with Light
    Predicting Landslides with Light
    29 September 2014
    A team of researchers in Italy are expanding the reach of optical fiber sensors “to the hills” by embedding them in shallow trenches within slopes to detect and monitor both large landslides and slow slope movements.

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