Under proposed new law, directing a laser at aircraft, road vehicles or ships could lead to a prison sentence, an unlimited fine – or both.
Commissioning of 'L3' beamline at giant Prague facility begins, with test operations slated for early 2018.
Well-known theoretical physicist won share of 2017 physics Nobel for work on gravitational waves.
Funding extended to cover main mirror and spares; extra cash means development is moved forward to "phase 1".
National Academies committee calls for inter-agency co-ordination and plan to build at least one new large-scale, open-access facility.
GE investing €105m in new subsidiary to build 40,000m2 facility for 500 staff, to open by 2019.
NIST team urges careful consideration of specific output characteristics of femtosecond laser pulses to inform choice of protective eyewear.
New Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund set to invest £725m in high-tech program.
Cheap, energy-efficient LEDs have increased usage and therefore reduced darkness globally, threatening natural processes.
Blue and UV lasers, mid-infrared analyzers, systems for glaucoma and cancer diagnosis, and automotive lidar technology among 30 finalists.
Network of accelerators, laser sources and ‘super-microscopes’ to change the face of science R&D, say partners.
May 16th proclaimed as recurrent annual celebration of light and light-based technologies.