Tag Archives: Photonics

3D printing, in the flesh

Although not yet as established as other additive manufacturing applications, printing human tissue is poised to significantly advance the field of medicine. Continue reading

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Final frontier

Photonics technologies being developed for probing the universe are leading to better commercial products. Continue reading

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Sharp images from fuzzy concepts

Developments in snapshot imaging and computational processing improve resolution at unprecedented frame rates. Continue reading

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Making a Mark

New regulations on unique device identifiers for medical equipment and implants are being phased in by the US Food and Drug Administration, including codes best marked with a laser. Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New Photonics Clothes

How wearable technologies for applications such as media, sports, logistics, and medicine are improving in terms of design and functionality. Continue reading

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Fluorescent Colloidal Nanomaterial Rapidly Internalized into Living Cells

Researchers have successfully incorporated colloidal nanoplatelets, a disc-like variation on spherical quantum dots, in a biological system. The new “lipoprotein nanoplatelets” were found to be rapidly internalized into living cells while retaining their fluorescence, making them uniquely valuable in live-cell imaging and labelling. Continue reading

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MRS Bulletin: Photonic Crystal Nanolasers

‘Photonic-crystal nanolasers shown to be highly sensitive biosensors’ printed in Materials News section of January 2016 MRS Bulletin. Continue reading

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Aviation in an Additive Age

Assessing the role played by additive manufacturing in aircraft production. Continue reading

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Photonic Crystal Nanolasers Shown to be Highly Sensitive Biosensors

Move over, ELISA. While the Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay has long been one of the most popular ways of detecting and quantifying the presence of antibodies or antigens in solution, nanolasers may be poised to share the spotlight on the biosensor stage. Continue reading

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Beyond 911: Medical Applications of Mobile Phones

Researchers and entrepreneurs discuss developments in the role of mobile phones for medical imaging and monitoring. Continue reading

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