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  • Potential New Tool for Cervical Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
    Potential New Tool for Cervical Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
    15 December 2014
    Newly published in OSA journal Biomedical Optics Express, a team of researchers from Central South University in China have demonstrated that a technique known as photoacoustic imaging has the potential to be a new, faster, cheaper, and non-invasive method to detect, diagnose, and stage cervical cancer with high accuracy.

  • Fraud-proof Credit Cards Possible with Quantum Physics
    Fraud-proof Credit Cards Possible with Quantum Physics
    15 December 2014
    As reported in The Optical Society’s (OSA) new high-impact journal Optica, a team of researchers from the Netherlands has harnessed the power of quantum mechanics to create a fraud-proof method for authenticating a physical “key” that is virtually impossible to thwart.

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    Ever Tried a "Laser Delicious" Apple?
    03 December 2014
    Thanks to the work of a team of researchers from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and the Université de Bretagne Occidentale de Brest in France, farmers may soon have the ability to detect when to harvest climacteric fruits -- such as apples, bananas, pears, and tomatoes -- at the precise moment to ensure “peak edibleness."

  • Giving LEDs a Cozy, Warm Glow
    Giving LEDs a Cozy, Warm Glow
    19 November 2014
    Researchers from the Netherlands have found a novel way to ensure the lights of the future are not only energy efficient but also emit a cozy warmth.

  • Smartphones Team-Up with QR Codes for Secure 3-D Displays
    Smartphones Team-Up with QR Codes for Secure 3-D Displays
    14 November 2014
    Quick Response (QR) codes are a convenient and efficient way of accessing specific web pages with a smartphone or other mobile device. However, new research published today in The Optical Society’s (OSA) new high-impact journal Optica, explains how QR codes can do much more.

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