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14 Jan 14
Smarter vision system teaches robots to place parts

Allows accurate picking of randomly-oriented components, cuts costs.

09 Jan 14
Low-cost, perovskite PV device achieves 12% efficiency

University of Valenica develops "high efficiency" solar cell from safe, abundant raw materials.

08 Jan 14
UK backs photonics manufacturing feasibility studies

Potential applications in pharmaceuticals, security and electronics will be put to the test in £3.6 million funding round.

08 Jan 14
Dual microscopy method accelerates testing of pharmaceuticals

Combination of optical tweezers and holography simplifies and speeds up single cell observations.

30 Dec 13
Australia funds biophotonics center of excellence

New research center headed up by Tanya Monro will open a 'window on the body' and seek to locate the molecular origin of pain and sensation.

19 Dec 13
Optics expert chosen to head up US Army research lab

Joseph Mait appointed as new chief scientist at the Army Research Laboratory.

18 Dec 13
Prysmian funding to aid development of optical cables for power grid

Optimizing optical links for power delivery is part of a research package backed by €100 million loan.

09 Dec 13
EU project to detect toxins in milk

To develop photonic system for milk analysis - led by Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Italy.

06 Dec 13
Optical sensors turn cars to into mobile rainfall testers

Combination of infrared sensors and GPS reveal regional rainfall variations, giving greater detail than fixed gauges.

05 Dec 13
Limits of 3D optical microscopy extended

Novel approach to biological imaging developed by Vienna-based consortium; suited to sensitive and dynamic samples.

27 Nov 13
Stuttgart opens laser-Doppler vibrometry center

Aims to adapt engineering tests to biomechanics applications for medical benefits.

22 Nov 13
Singapore’s A*STAR funds additive manufacturing program

Industry-focused scheme to develop a variety of laser-based processes for making high performance components.

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