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19 Nov 15
James Webb telescope takes shape

18-segment primary mirror section now being added to the giant space instrument scheduled for 2018 launch.

16 Nov 15
UV-cured patch mends holes in the heart

New design of catheter and customized adhesive points towards less invasive methods of tissue repair.

13 Nov 15
Startup Dispelix puts virtual 1.5m display into smartglasses

VTT spinoff says smartphone functionality can be integrated into ordinary glasses; sales planned from 2016.

10 Nov 15
Element Six launches all-diamond window for high power lasers

PureOptics has “moth's eye” design to cut reflection losses, removing need for coatings that cut performance.

10 Nov 15
Folium Optics brings plastic displays to medical and defense markets

Flexible plastic technology opens up applications for high-visibility signs and displays.

03 Nov 15
US-Irish partnership deploys 'innovative' transatlantic link

100G-plus "America Europe Connect" optical network to offer multi-city access and flexibility for booming markets.

03 Nov 15
Lein Applied Diagnostics sees new routes to cost-effective metrology

Developer of compact confocal systems seeks collaborators for new biomedical applications.

03 Nov 15
Release of LIDAR database aids UK vineyards

Trove of data made available by the Environment Agency should also prove useful for archaeology, civil engineering and more.

30 Oct 15
Laser surgery set to benefit from window to the brain

SOMBRERO project from UC Riverside and Mexican universities develops a transparent skull implant.

28 Oct 15
FDA clears optical biopsy for surgical use

Mauna Kea's confocal laser endomicroscope could now be used in millions of cancer surgeries, says the French company.

27 Oct 15
Trumpf unveils new systems for 3D printing of metal parts

All relevant laser technologies for additive manufacturing now available from one source, says firm.

27 Oct 15
Northrop Grumman wins $53m laser weapons contract

ONR funding for Navy laser weapon could extend to $91m; follows successful USS Ponce trials.

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