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Biophotonics
By Alexis Vogt, PhD, Monroe Community College We need not look any further than our wrists and pockets for evidence of the impact biophotonic devices have on our lives. Our watches and phones can monitor our health and even remind us when it’s time to exercise. All around us, biophotonics is revolutionizing our world. I...
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Luminate (a program of Nextcorps) announced the 10 companies selected to take part in the second cohort of New York State’s Luminate NY accelerator competition in Rochester. The finalists selected include optics, photonics and imaging start-ups who were selected after pitching their innovative ideas to an advisory panel comprised of industry experts at the Luminate...
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The design of the new Optics Center of Excellence integrates IDEX Health & Science’s different optical technologies and its research and development capabilities that will enable IDEX Health & Science to create a world class optical coating facility, scale-up sub-system manufacturing, and expanded optical and sub-system design capabilities. By combining these functions into one new...
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We completely agree with @VisualDX CEO, Dr. Art Papier, when he says that there couldn’t be a better city in this country to do this kind of work. #ROC #OPI “This company is bringing together experts in medicine and experts in imaging and software development. It’s really, I think, what Rochester is about, is all...
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AR/VR applications continue to be developed.  Anyone who thinks this is going away needs to buy stock in buggy whips. The trendy-creepy glasses flopped. Then the tech giant realized that the future of wearables was in factories and warehouses. The original Glass designers had starry-eyed visions of masses blissfully living their lives in tandem with...
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University at Buffalo researcher Paras Prasad, an internationally recognized expert in optics and photonics, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded by the organization to academic researchers who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that...
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What can a single molecule do? Plenty–especially as it interacts with light. Today, the science of molecular photonics, loosely defined as the interaction of light with a molecule or molecules and perhaps best exemplified by the natural process of photosynthesis and the Holy Grail that is a molecular computer, is an emerging discipline that is...
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“Laser Munich” begins tomorrow. The largest photonics conference in Europe. NYPhotonics is here! Adam Dunn and Jürgen Kantner in front of a statue of Joseph von Fraunhofer, the famed Bavarian and one of the fathers of modern optics.
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We are living in a transformative age of photonics potential! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyzzg7dTuvY https://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2015/05/06/video-cellscope-automates-detection-of-parasites/
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In celebration of the International Year of Light, Perimeter Institute presents 20 fascinating factoids about photons: http://perimeterinstitute.ca/news/20-illuminating-enlightening-day-brightening-facts-about-light?cm_mid=4290135&cm_crmid=d0a17731-1812-e211-858f-005056800012  
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