Biolase Technology Inc. took the ouch out of dentistry, and now it hopes to put a smile on the face of its investors.
A new kind of efficient, solar-powered laser has been developed by researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in Japan. They hope to use the laser to help them realize their goal of developing a magnesium combustion engine. The researchers described the new laser in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters.
A laser welding technique could offer surgeons an alternative to suturing for closing corneal wounds after phacoemulsification or extracapsular cataract extraction, according to a study by researchers in Italy. However, the laser-assisted technique may affect postoperative astigmatism, the study authors noted.
An exotic molecule built from electrons and antimatter is being touted as a route to powerful gamma-ray lasers.
Fired from a Marine Corps Cobra helicopter, laser-guided 2.75-inch rockets destroyed ground targets from four kilometers away during a Navy test at China Lake, Calif., on Wednesday.
High-speed communications startup Conterra Ultra Broadband on Wednesday said it obtained $41 million in funding that it plans to use to upgrade its hybrid wireless/wireline network.
A new NASA space telescope will give scientists a peek at some of the most energetic objects and events in the universe. The new Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope to be launched next spring doesn't see visible light like our eyes, but gamma rays, the most energetic photons in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Thorlabs Inc. a Newton, N.J.-based developer of laser and fiber optic systems, and Boston Micromachines Corp. (BMC) of Watertown, Mass., have announced a partnership to enable BMC, a provider of advanced MEMS (microelectromechanical systems)-based mirror products, to bring its deformable mirrors to photonics research.
Doctors at University Hospital have a new way to look inside the body using a special camera that's helping diagnose patients faster and more accurately. In the Endoscopy Center at the hospital, gastroenterologists use special tools to reach deep inside the body.
Optelecom-NKF, Inc. , a leading global producer of advanced IP-video network solutions, announced today that it has won an award from leading gaming industry systems integrator Southwest Surveillance Systems to provide security solutions for a major Indian-owned casino located in Southern California. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The deployment of space platforms that capture sunlight for beaming down electrical power to Earth is under review by the Pentagon, as a way to offer global energy and security benefits ¡V including the prospect of short-circuiting future resource wars between increasingly energy-starved nations.
just as the clarity of high definition television has transformed the entertainment world, Siemens Medical Solutionsis redefining the quality of molecular imaging with the introduction of high definition positron emission tomography.
In what could prove to be a turning point in diagnosis and therapy for millions of patients suffering from neurological diseases, stroke and cancer, Siemens Medical Solutions showed results of a prototype for the world¡¦s first fully-functioning imaging system capable of performing simultaneously Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). The first in-vivo human brain simultaneous MR-PET images were acquired in the Siemens facilities in USA. Testing of this new prototype MR-PET will start before the end of 2007.
Siemens announces the latest innovation in electrophysiology (EP) solutions with the introduction of syngo® DynaCT Cardiac, which enables 3D imaging comparable to computed tomography (CT) in the EP lab during procedures. Building upon Siemens’ breakthrough syngo DynaCT technology, this solution enhances diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities by enabling electrophysiologists for the first time to visualize the left atrium in 3D during complex cardiac procedures, virtually eliminating the need for time-consuming pre-procedural CT or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. syngo DynaCT Cardiac will be featured in the Siemens booth (# 129) at the 28th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society from May 9 through May 12 in Denver.
High resolution images taken by satellite or aircraft are great - but the field of view in such pictures is tiny. To monitor a large area, the images have to be tiled like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle before a full picture can be built up.