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09 Mar 16
PW16 conference asks will 3D printing 'rock our world'?

Multi-disciplinary panel session in San Francisco takes a snapshot of fast-moving additive manufacturing sector.

08 Mar 16
Autonomous vehicles get a push from lidar advances

Ford, Mercedes and Volvo are among the major car firms with vehicles featuring smarter, miniaturized optical sensors.

08 Mar 16
Smith & Nephew shows first 3D-printed titanium hip implant

REDAPT cup designed for use in “revision” cases, in which compromised bone makes implant fixation difficult.

08 Mar 16
Si-Ware ramps tiny FTIR module

MEMS-based spectrometer 'engine' that won a Prism Award back in 2014 is moving to volume production.

02 Mar 16
Smart headlamps boost safety when driving at night

Adaptive LED-based headlamp responds to road and traffic and is more energy efficient.

02 Mar 16
SPIDER technology offers route to lighter, compact telescopes

Lockheed Martin and UC Davis collaboration shrinks interferometry approach to fit on photonic circuits.

25 Feb 16
Flir sensor powers first thermal imaging smart phone

On show at this week’s MWC, Flir’s Lepton thermal microcamera module is embedded in rugged Cat Phone.

18 Feb 16
Laser-assisted wound closure allows safer, cheaper oral surgery

European project aims to deliver protection against germs and faster recovery through biophotonic technique.

17 Feb 16
Latest Sentinel satellite reaches orbit

Next element in the Copernicus program blasts off successfully and prepares for work.

10 Feb 16
After Groundhog Day, the first femtos are bursting out

Punxsutawney Phil said spring would be early and femtosecond laser makers have not disappointed.

09 Feb 16
Mitsubishi air quality sensor detects dangerous particulates

Laser device with double-sided mirror measures density of tiny 'PM2.5' particles implicated in urban ill health.

02 Feb 16
Space data network deploys first laser terminal

First dedicated 'node' of the €500 million optical European Data Relay System launched from Kazakhstan.

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