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14 Jul 16
Westinghouse to test laser printing for nuclear components

Nuclear giant to develop additive manufacturing technique to produce complex metal parts.

13 Jul 16
SLM-based prototyping speeds turbine blade design

Siemens and Fraunhofer ILT developed a faster, more flexible production process than conventional casting.

12 Jul 16
Europe’s largest qualified 3D metal printed part for satellites

Thales Alenia Space and Poly-Shape SAS build key component using LaserCUSING from Concept Laser.

12 Jul 16
ON Semi boosts near-infrared sensitivity of its CCDs

Deeper pixel well in 8 megapixel sensor said to double quantum efficiency at 820 nm.

01 Jul 16
FDA approves implant that modifies cornea to correct near vision

Agency also says that the need for near vision correction "will likely rise in the coming years".

01 Jul 16
e2v camera subsystem ready for dark energy study

1.2 gigapixel ‘CryoCam’ from UK developer passes factory acceptance tests for 2.5 meter telescope in Spain.

28 Jun 16
Imec presents solar cells with near 100% bifaciality

Achievement of "highly efficient bifacial n-PERT solar cell" shown at Intersolar Europe conference in Munich.

28 Jun 16
Heliatek installs building-integrated photovoltaics in Cairo

Company's first pilot project in Africa also represents a test-bed installation for partner Kandil Steel.

28 Jun 16
Spectroscopy key to understanding galaxy formation

Studies of ionization may reveal how and when the early universe switched from dark to light.

28 Jun 16
Design inspired by plants boosts solar cell efficiency

Engineers at KIT replicate the geometry of a rose petal's surface on photovoltaic cells.

20 Jun 16
'Twinkle' exoplanet mission completes design milestone

Two spectrometers, based on UK-wide collaboration, to analyze light transmitted from the atmospheres of distant worlds.

14 Jun 16
UK authorities recommend green laser for prostate treatment

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says Boston Scientific laser will reduce cost of treating enlarged prostates.

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