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31 Mar 14
Guide star laser passes ESO tests

First of four operational lasers for new adaptive optics system at the Very Large Telescope in Chile meets expectations.

27 Mar 14
PV partnership to develop energy-harvesting buildings

German companies DAW and Belectric integrating organic photovoltaics into construction products.

27 Mar 14
Optical technique eases detection of tumor markers

Concentration of target biological molecules in samples can be observed using laser-stimulated fluorescence.

26 Mar 14
KLA-Tencor prepares for lithography transition

Metrology specialist believes momentum behind the change to EUV is now unstoppable.

24 Mar 14
Emcore cells to power hurricane forecasting mission

Latest multi-junction cells solar cells selected for NASA’s “CYGNSS” micro-satellite constellation.

21 Mar 14
Cancer stats confirm value of colonoscopy

Steady recent fall in mortality from colorectal cancer attributed to increase in optics-enabled screening.

19 Mar 14
Airbus, Chinese university sign 3D manufacturing deal

Partners to identify new applications for laser 3D printing in commercial aviation.

18 Mar 14
Groundbreaking Zeiss kit used in first eye surgeries

Combination of optical coherence tomography with surgical microscope gives surgeons 'unprecedented' views.

18 Mar 14
Optical sensing boosts spot welding for auto makers

Fraunhofer IPMS presenting prototype of an optical sensor system at the 2014 Smart Systems Integration expo.

14 Mar 14
First patients trial new intraocular lens for presbyopia

Clinical study of dynamic lens for treatment of presbyopia is under way in South Africa.

13 Mar 14
Laser treatment cuts disability risk in neonatal twins

Researchers at Birmingham University pioneer novel blood vessel ablation method.

13 Mar 14
Space station to transmit video via laser

'OPALS' system - launching on 16 March - will enable 50Mbit/s, later 1Gbit/s, transmissions from Earth orbit.

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