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10 Sep 19
Cascade laser probes fireball chemistry

System shows how concentration of combustion gases differs, depending on the type of explosive used in a bomb.

05 Sep 19
Semiconductor combination yields more power from solar cells

Capitano research project at Karlsruhe investigates benefits of mixing perovskite with CIGS to boost photovoltaic efficiency.

04 Sep 19
€10.6M project seeks to resurrect concentrated solar power

‘HIPERION’ effort to establish concentrating module pilot line capable of harvesting solar energy under cloudy conditions.

04 Sep 19
Color-matched solar car roof debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show

At next week's IAA, Fraunhofer ISE will present "invisible" solar panels that can charge batteries and extend drive range by at least 10%.

03 Sep 19
US Department of Energy backs 'quantum repeater' development

$13.7 million earmarked over next few years to help extend range of quantum-encrypted networks.

29 Aug 19
Schott and EV Group team up on mixed-reality wafers

Glass giant partners with lithography equipment firm to mass produce high-refractive-index material.

28 Aug 19
California team tailors ultrafast laser pulse train to weld ceramics

San Diego researchers devise an approach that could solve a key problem in materials processing.

28 Aug 19
Laser-printing technique produces waterproof e-textiles in minutes

Next-gen waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed with graphene elements, say its developers at RMIT, Melbourne.

21 Aug 19
Rheinmetall and MBDA to develop laser weapon for German Navy

Partners will construct and test a high-energy laser demonstrator for new “K130” corvette.

20 Aug 19
NASA backs photonics tech for small satellite development program

Optical communications for CubeSats and solar-sail propulsion projects each get $400,000 for nine-month study.

16 Aug 19
Researchers cut optical backscatter to boost data transmission

Process exploits interaction of light and sound waves to suppress the scattering by material defects.

13 Aug 19
EPFL plans database of light's interaction with "all natural and synthetic materials"

Project can digitize materials' reflectance properties more rapidly than previously possible.

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