April 2017

Vision Accomplished: The Bionic Eye

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Quantum Dots for Biomedicine

Luminescent nanoparticles, tuned to link up with specific biomolecules, are making inroads in a range of biomedical applications, from sensing neurotoxins to exploring the cell.

Giant Telescopes of the 20th Century

Two mountaintop telescopes in California—landmark engineering accomplishments of the past 100 years—revealed the expanding universe beyond our galaxy and reached billions of light years into the cosmos.


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OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences

The Biophotonics R&D Picture

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