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30 Apr 18
Compact ultrafast lasers drive fusion forward

From intense X-rays to record-breaking neutron generation, Colorado plasma scientist Jorge Rocca is re-creating the extreme conditions found in stars with nanowires and a Joule-level laser.

25 Apr 18
Solar PV tool calculates device degradation rates

NREL-led consortium's RdTools standardizes assessments, providing better module performance and degradation analysis.

24 Apr 18
Waveguide-enhanced Raman platform promises rapid diagnosis of disease

Project from University of Southampton and Dstl will develop a compact and versatile device.

24 Apr 18
New laser-driven X-ray technique images bone sample within minutes

German project takes a step towards practical clinical application of the technology.

24 Apr 18
US group separates on-chip optics and electronics

MIT, Berkeley and BU team integrates components into existing chips enabling optimization of photonics away from electronics.

24 Apr 18
MicroLink achieves 37.75% solar cell conversion efficiency

Based on triple junction ELO solar cell on 6inch GaAs substrate; NREL certified efficiency.

17 Apr 18
Active intraocular lens could offer real-time autofocus to patients

Swiss Advanced Vision aims to restore a more natural focusing function after ophthalmic surgery.

17 Apr 18
Pan-European team wins €5M to demo practical perovskite solar modules

Developers at EPFL, imec, Fraunhofer ISE and Saule Technologies collaborate on 'ambitious' tech transfer project.

12 Apr 18
Michigan engineers develop solar-powered imaging sensor

Simultaneous imaging and energy harvesting achieved in new design of "self-powering" CMOS image sensor pixels.

11 Apr 18
NIST team shrinks photonic chip for precision spectroscopy

Integrated fiber-optic spectrometer could be basis for ultra-compact quantum sensors based around atomic vapors.

11 Apr 18
Camera inspired by butterfly eye boosts image-led cancer surgery

University of Illinois UC develops "compact and affordable" camera to help surgeons visualize cancer cells under theater conditions.

05 Apr 18
Augmented reality-based body scan enables more accurate biopsies

University of Twente develops smartphone-based AR method for displaying internal features of patient body.

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