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NASA goes retro with new lunar optics 16 Jul

On the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, NASA backs a plan to deploy more retroreflectors on the lunar surface.

'Indispensable' lidar helps sweep up Chinese streets 11 Jul

Photonic sensors from Velodyne used for real-time navigation in 'Viggo' road sweepers.

UK budgets £130M for laser and RF weapons development 10 Jul

Ministry of Defence aiming to develop three new directed energy weapon demonstrators, with trials planned for 2023.

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab installs SuperCam on Mars 2020 rover 03 Jul

Camera, laser, spectrometer combination specified to identify "pencil point" targets from 6m away.

Analog Devices and First Sensor to develop new lidar solutions 02 Jul
Luminate NY competition backs photonics SMEs 02 Jul
LASER 2019: "Bigger and better" 01 Jul
LASER 2019: Gérard Mourou: ‘Don’t work to win the Nobel Prize’ 25 Jun
LASER 2019: Silicon photonics progress exceeds wildest expectations 25 Jun
LASER 2019: global plenary takes sonic tour of the cosmos 24 Jun
SPIE snaps up Photonex events 20 Jun
Photonics industry 'ready to invest up to €100B in R&I' to work with EC… 20 Jun
Phablabs 4.0 project encourages girls into STEM sector 17 Jun
Queen's Birthday Honours reward photonics stars 13 Jun
Lidar system enables visual effects for Game of Thrones 11 Jun
'First light' for direct exoplanet imager 11 Jun
M-Squared shortlisted for MacRobert Award 10 Jun
VLT's adaptive optics kit resolves near-Earth binary asteroid 04 Jun
Rapid-fire terawatt laser up and running at ELI-ALPS 20 May
World celebrates second International Day of Light 16 May
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