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02 Sep 10
Imaging IR weapon hits target from 4 km

System built by Raytheon and Boeing using uncooled infrared imager strikes armored vehicle, while test firings of the Airborne Laser are again delayed.

31 Aug 10
UK hyperspectral imaging firm bags £1M deal

Glasgow-based Gilden Photonics lands its biggest-ever contract, to deliver hyperspectral imaging systems for medical screening.

18 Aug 10
FDA approvals include femtosecond lasers

Carl Zeiss Meditec, LenSx and Laser Health Technologies have received 510(k) clearance to market laser-based medical products in the US.

12 Aug 10
Contract round-up: Northrop lands $77.7M deal

Among the latest awards from the US Department of Defense is a $77.7 million procurement of laser transmitters from Northrop Grumman.

09 Aug 10
LLTech brings optical biopsies to operating theaters

Coherence tomography technique allows surgeons to see biopsy results in 3D and almost real-time.

31 Jul 10
Concentrating PV: risky business or solar star?

Dismissed by its detractors as an old, expensive and complex technology, is concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) coming in from the cold?

22 Jul 10
Australia's EOS to upgrade space-junk tracker

Automated optical tracking system will improve existing capabilities at the Mount Stromlo observatory near Canberra.

20 Jul 10
Biotex laser system treats brain tumors

Laser-assisted thermal ablation is used to treat otherwise inoperable lesions; Texan firm has many other photonic technologies in development.

19 Jul 10
French team fires vertical laser test strike

Direction Générale pour l'Armement (DGA) claims world first as new high-precision missile strikes within one meter of its target.

16 Jul 10
Advanced lighting to cut energy use 60%

LEDs, fluorescent lamps and automated control techniques will have a huge impact from 2014 onwards, says analyst.

15 Jul 10
Breakthrough bulbs usher in LED lighting

"A" class general LED bulbs launched by top lighting firms this year are the start of a push to replace familiar incandescent lights in our homes, discovers Andy Extance.*

12 Jul 10
CCD imager snaps asteroid close-up

Fly-by images of mysterious Lutetia taken by instrument featuring sensor made by UK company e2v.

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