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10 Jul 12
Seismic Systems ships ‘largest’ downhole array

Parent company invests an additional $5 million in related optical technologies.

06 Jul 12
Wafer maker IQE agrees $2M order for CPV cells

First production order comes from Solar Junction – in which the UK-headquartered wafer foundry has a $5M equity stake.

06 Jul 12
EOS goes global with remote-weapons deal

Development and manufacturing agreement with Hyundai will enable Australia’s Electro Optic Systems to scale production in Asia.

04 Jul 12
Cmosis broadens CMOS portfolio

One new sensor and mass production of another indicate that parts of the CMOS sensor market remain robust.

03 Jul 12
Laser ablation sheds light on ancient diet

Results show an African-dwelling hominin preferred harder foods than those eaten by other human ancestors.

03 Jul 12
US distribution deal for spectral blood sensor

PSS World Medical to market Masimo’s latest multi-wavelength spot-checker for hemoglobin, pulse rate and perfusion index.

26 Jun 12
Laser inspection reveals ice in moon crater

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s laser scanner suggests 22% of matter on floor of Shackleton crater could be frozen water.

26 Jun 12
New guide star laser debuts at SPIE astronomy event

Apparatus could help observatory one day “find another Earth” – Toptica.

25 Jun 12
Imaging improves reliability of electrical substations

Power utilities can remotely monitor impending equipment failures and security breaches by using thermal imaging cameras, automation software.

25 Jun 12
Organic PV: can UK start-ups carve out a niche?

Despite a volatile market and the high-profile bankruptcy of Konarka Technologies, two UK firms see a future in organic photovoltaics.

21 Jun 12
Laser shows promise in heart surgery trials

Procedure for treating chronic atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes palpitations and fainting, features a laser balloon catheter.

20 Jun 12
LED street lights could cut energy use by 85%

Trials in 12 cities worldwide suggest lower power cost, improved visibility, safer citizens.

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