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30 Jan 18
2018 Photonics West Show Daily: Day 1

BiOS Expo news and updates from San Francisco as new VR/AR conference pulls in the crowds.

25 Jan 18
Southampton wins funding to meet UK ‘photonics skills shortage’

Optoelectronics Research Centre to link with universities, industry partners to develop people and skills associated with fabrication of photonics devices.

24 Jan 18
Startup Challengers to pitch innovations in healthcare, imaging, sensing

Selected startups to present their photonics ideas to panel during SPIE Photonics West for share of the $85,000 in prizes.

23 Jan 18
US solar tariff decision 'to cost 23,000 jobs'

Solar Energy Industries Association slams White House decision to impose 30% tariffs on imported solar cells and panels.

22 Jan 18
Fourth SBIRS launch joins missile-warning constellation

Lockheed Martin confirms that scan-and-stare sensors payload is communicating with US Air Force following Florida launch.

16 Jan 18
Jim Hough wins astronomy accolade for gravity-wave optics

University of Glasgow professor led development of suspended mirror technology used by LIGO and Virgo facilities.

11 Jan 18
UK government ‘to clamp down further’ on unsafe lasers

Announces measures to tackle sale of unsafe pointers – following last month’s Misuse of Lasers bill.

09 Jan 18
Lidar in vogue at CES 2018

Proliferation of the laser ranging technology in Las Vegas, as multiple developers showcase autonomous vehicle utility.

29 Dec 17
Solar research boosted with A$29.2m investment in Australia

Australian Renewable Energy Agency announces new funding round at UNSW’s new Solar Industrial Research Facility in Sydney.

29 Dec 17
LEDs 'took half billion tons of CO2 from atmosphere' in 2017

Analyst quantifies impact of digital lighting revolution on emissions from power plants.

28 Dec 17
Photonics West 2018: FBH to present novel laser diodes and UV LEDs

New devices are tailored to particular applications; from chips to ready-to-use systems.

20 Dec 17
UK announces tough new penalties for misuse of lasers

Under proposed new law, directing a laser at aircraft, road vehicles or ships could lead to a prison sentence, an unlimited fine – or both.

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