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08 Dec 17
ESO to build ELT with full primary mirror

Funding extended to cover main mirror and spares; extra cash means development is moved forward to "phase 1".

07 Dec 17
US 'notably behind' in high-intensity, ultrafast lasers - report

National Academies committee calls for inter-agency co-ordination and plan to build at least one new large-scale, open-access facility.

06 Dec 17
Concept Laser cuts turf on new additive manufacturing center in Germany

GE investing €105m in new subsidiary to build 40,000m2 facility for 500 staff, to open by 2019.

01 Dec 17
Ultrafast study raises safety glasses concerns

NIST team urges careful consideration of specific output characteristics of femtosecond laser pulses to inform choice of protective eyewear.

30 Nov 17
UK's industry strategy: 'plenty of scope for photonics'

New Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund set to invest £725m in high-tech program.

23 Nov 17
Energy-saving LEDs increase light pollution

Cheap, energy-efficient LEDs have increased usage and therefore reduced darkness globally, threatening natural processes.

20 Nov 17
Startups and big-hitters make Prism Award shortlist

Blue and UV lasers, mid-infrared analyzers, systems for glaucoma and cancer diagnosis, and automotive lidar technology among 30 finalists.

16 Nov 17
LEAPS project will make step-change in European photonics

Network of accelerators, laser sources and ‘super-microscopes’ to change the face of science R&D, say partners.

14 Nov 17
UNESCO ratifies International Day of Light

May 16th proclaimed as recurrent annual celebration of light and light-based technologies.

14 Nov 17
SPIE Optical Systems Design to collocate with Optatec in 2018

Deadline approaching for presentation proposals for leading European event for optical instrumentation, in Frankfurt, Germany.

09 Nov 17
Luminate finalists win $100k backing

Ten photonics spin-outs selected to take part in startup accelerator program.

01 Nov 17
Photonics entrepreneurs invited to enter SPIE Startup Challenge

Pre-revenue photonics companies eligible to compete for more than $85,000 in cash, prizes, support and networking.

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