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03 Jun 19
China team sends quantum keys over commercial networks

Quantum-secured keys distributed 100 times faster than previous field-test demonstrations, claim Beijing researchers.

30 May 19
Laser processing to turn moondust into building blocks

MOONRISE project to take 3D-printing to the moon to build “village” and for space exlporation.

29 May 19
German quantum project on secure comms gains €165M funding

Fraunhofers HHI, IOF and partners working on 7-year QuNET mission for a “secure European data space and quantum optical internet.”

29 May 19
Improved mid-infrared imaging spots signature of cancers

ICFO and DTU project upconverts mid-IR to near-IR for faster computer-assisted biopsy screening.

28 May 19
Simulations suggest twin laser setup will double proton beam energy

Chalmers University team believes new approach may widen access to advanced cancer therapy if fully developed.

24 May 19
Fraunhofer IWS discovering superalloys, new AM processes

Aim of German researchers is to speed up AM systems for components; project futureAM accelerating process by factor of 10.

23 May 19
MIT’s mathematical method tunes metalenses

Bespoke manipulation of light by Steve Johnson's group could find uses in cellphone lenses, smart-car sensors, optical fibers.

22 May 19
VCSEL maker AMS joins auto lidar development team

Sensor firm partners Ibeo Automotive and ZF Friedrichschafen on development effort aiming for on-road adoption by 2021.

21 May 19
Ultraviolet-localized photoacoustics improves infrared microscopy of tissues

Caltech project uses UV and IR pulses to overcome problem of water-background signals.

20 May 19
NIST team develops chip-scale optical clock

Smaller than conventional devices, made of three small chips plus electronics and optics, new clock is based on semiconductor laser and frequency combs.

15 May 19
Leti touts 'game-changing' microLED manufacturing process

Integration of gallium nitride emitters with CMOS electronic driving circuit promises better image quality and energy efficiency than current OLED or LCD displays.

14 May 19
Helsinki team reboots observation of photosynthesis

Optics of Photosynthesis Lab says better detection of chlorophyll fluorescence improves sensing of terrestrial carbon sinks, plant health.

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