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Chip on a card would detect COVID-19 antibodies in a minute

Chip on a card would detect COVID-19 antibodies in a minute

January 6, 2021

Researchers in Rochester are developing a “completely new diagnostic platform” that could prove to be a valuable clinical tool for detecting exposure to multiple viruses from a single drop of blood.

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Jannick Rolland named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Jannick Rolland named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 8, 2020

The director of the Center for Freeform Optics holds more than 50 patents and is considered a pioneer in optical applications in augmented and virtual reality.

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Building a quantum network one node at a time

Building a quantum network one node at a time

November 3, 2020

New research demonstrates a way to use quantum properties of light to transmit information, a key step on the path to the next generation of computing and communications systems.

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Finally, a way to see molecules ‘wobble’

Finally, a way to see molecules ‘wobble’

October 22, 2020

Breakthrough by international optics team reveals how proteins behave in 3D, enabling new insights into cell behavior and disease progression

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Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

October 7, 2020

Rochester researchers combine videography and artificial intelligence to track the interactions of microscopic immune cells in a living eye without dyes or damage, a first for imaging science.

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Rochester researchers document record-setting optical fiber

Rochester researchers document record-setting optical fiber

September 23, 2020

Work shows the innovative fiber—made of seven capillaries surrounding a hollow core—may be a promising platform for quantum information processing and other applications.

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Rochester researcher recognized with national award for outstanding vision research

Rochester researcher recognized with national award for outstanding vision research

August 16, 2020

National vision research organization recognizes David Williams for his research, the organization’s third consecutive honoree with University of Rochester ties.

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Project creates more powerful, versatile ultrafast laser pulse

Project creates more powerful, versatile ultrafast laser pulse

July 24, 2020

Institute of Optics research sets record for shortest pulse for newly developed technology, work that has important applications in engineering and biomedicine.

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Engineers help volunteer group provide protective gear for caregivers

Engineers help volunteer group provide protective gear for caregivers

July 15, 2020

A University engineering team uses 3-D printers and laser cutters to make face shields as part of a community-wide effort to supply much-needed safety equipment.

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Lasers etch an efficient way to address global water crisis

Lasers etch an efficient way to address global water crisis

July 13, 2020

Researchers in the lab of optics professor Chunlei Guo use lasers, sunlight, and aluminum panels to develop the most efficient means yet of purifying contaminated water.

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