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22 Sep 11
Bausch + Lomb unveils Victus platform

Femtosecond system for cataract and refractive surgeries is the culmination of B+L's partnership with Technolas PV.

22 Sep 11
OMS spots fakes both ancient and modern

A multi-spectral scanner developed for historical manuscripts is now being commercialized.

14 Sep 11
Final James Webb mirrors complete coating stage

As US Congress prepares to decide on the future of the space telescope, all of its mirrors now have ultra-thin gold coatings.

12 Sep 11
30MW concentrated PV farm gets DOE green light

Colorado installation featuring Amonix CPV systems will become the largest in the world when completed.

08 Sep 11
Optogan set to launch €30 LED bulb

Russian company releases first 60 W replacement product in its domestic market, with a global launch and price reduction slated for 2012.

06 Sep 11
Organic PV: closing the reality gap

An army of researchers might be working on organic PV cells, but don't expect a major market to develop this side of 2020.

26 Aug 11
Nemotek goes thinner with Exiguus

The company's new wafer-level camera is designed to fit into small form factor mobile devices.

25 Aug 11
5MW CPV plant in New Mexico starts up

The largest concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) installation in the US has been connected to the grid.

25 Aug 11
Twilite blood sampler takes a flexible approach

A novel design incorporating liquid light guides lets clinicians detect radiotracers in blood more efficiently.

19 Aug 11
DoD contracts: FLIR, ITT Systems, APIC

Thermal imaging, gyroscopes and photonic integrated circuits all receive funding from the US Department of Defense.

17 Aug 11
Elbit boosted by $20M maritime orders

Increasing incidence of pirate attacks prompts orders for electro-optic systems to protect coastal waters.

05 Aug 11
Philips awarded first 'L Prize' for 60W replacement

High-efficacy competition winner is not yet available in stores, but could be launched early next year.

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