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02 Sep 14
Lasers and nuclear power #1: welding thick sections

UK program is looking to make fiber laser welding permissible under the strict codes of the nuclear industry.

01 Sep 14
Countermeasures system flies through helicopter tests

Northrop Grumman says that its QCL-based system proved successful under intense US Army scrutiny.

28 Aug 14
Applied Optoelectronics launches methane sensor

'Highly sensitive' DFB laser range detects CH4, ammonia, hydrogen fluoride and water.

27 Aug 14
Optical system gauges rail tracks quickly and precisely

Swiss company first to deploy track tester, Fraunhofer to demo system at Berlin rail show in September.

26 Aug 14
Lockheed teams up on space debris tracker

Co-operation agrement with Australia's Electro Optic Systems as new laser-based tracking systems near commercial introduction.

26 Aug 14
Bringing OCT to new markets

Joseph Schmitt of St Jude Medical believes entering new sectors is easier than ever, but planning is still the key.

20 Aug 14
Burloak investing $11.5m in additive systems

Ontario-based developer of engineering solutions establishing Canada’s first laser additive manufacturing center.

18 Aug 14
Silex suspends 100MW concentrated PV project

CPV developer hit by changes to renewable targets in Australia and low wholesale electricity prices.

18 Aug 14
SPIE plenary highlights wearable potential

Babak Parviz, one of the creators of Google Glass, looks forward to "smart" devices becoming unobtrusive.

14 Aug 14
Illumination simulator snapped up by Hollywood

Car industry also interested - as lighting and design innovations debut at this week's Siggraph expo.

14 Aug 14
Rosetta's UV spectrometer 'up and running'

'ALICE' instrument has started receiving data as the ESA probe approaches comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

12 Aug 14
Hyperspectral drones see 'down to the grape'

Winemaking and the emergency services are just two of the many sectors beginning to benefit from the combination of optics and UAVs.

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