Weekly Wrap Up (May 6, 2016)

Could lasers be used to help treat Parkinson’s disease? According to researchers at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan and University of Otago, New Zealand, the disease may be able to be treated by  “encapsulating dopamine within liposomes that can be released using a femtosecond (FS) laser.” The researchers believe that the findings may lead to implants that release encapsulated dopamine, to patients suffering from the disease. Check it out here: Click Here.
Most of us are familiar with Albert Einstein’s contributions to the study of physics. As arguably the most recognizable scientist in the world, most know Einstein for the Theory of Relativity or just his wild hair.  Speculating on the “stimulated…emission of light” as early as 1910, Einstein’s connection to the inevitable development of the laser may surprise you. Read more here: Click Here
When looking toward future technology, it is equally important to reflect on how far we have come. The integration of lasers in computing systems started as early as the 1970s and only continues to expand. Learn more about the future of lasers and communications here: Click Here.

Even if you rely mostly on streaming and digital downloads for your music listening needs, chances are you still have a CD player in your home or vehicle. From the early concepts of using lasers to read stored data, to the launch of the Blu Ray disk, find out how integral to home entertainment the laser is, in this week’s Throwback Thursday post found here: Click Here.

Be sure to check out our LME® 2016 #laserevent posts on Facebook and Twitter. The Lasers for Manufacturing Event took place April 26-27 in Atlanta, Georgia, bringing together key players in laser manufacturing and beyond.

Interested in obtaining additional laser safety training, but don’t know where to start? Be sure to check out our blog post on Choosing the Laser Safety Training That’s Right For You. Here you will find a number of ways to advance your laser safety knowledge, as well as what type of training is available to you. For more information, check out the post here: Click Here.

In the event that you have completed your required laser safety training, there is a chance you still may not be in full compliance. A handful of states across the country have unique standards that you may not already be aware of! Take a look at our Guide To State Mandated Laser-Safety Applications. In the post is a chart of state-specific safety mandates, as well as notes on efforts to create a national standard for laser safety. Make sure you are in compliance by looking over the guide found here: Click Here.