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26 Jun 13
Australian 1.5MW solar power farm opens

Planning commercialization of novel technology; opening another solar farm in Saudi Arabia later in 2013.

26 Jun 13
Prism Awards 2014: entry now open

Visualant, 2013 winners in the ‘green photonics’ category, also attract venture funding of $5M.

21 Jun 13
SPIE urges action on conference travel

Photonics society wants Congress to ensure that US government employees can travel to scientific conferences.

17 Jun 13
Euro commissioner visits Extreme Light Infrastructure project

Johannes Hahn saw the Romanian building site set to become home to the world’s most powerful laser.

12 Jun 13
Spain receives ever more solar radiation

"Fewer clouds" explanation for increasing solar exposure.

05 Jun 13
Guest blog: Photonics21 education ambassador Jana Huisman

The Photonics21 Young Ambassador for Photonics Education meets future innovators in Munich.

29 May 13
LCDs and DNA sequencing bag European Inventor Awards

Martin Schadt scoops lifetime award and Pål Nyrén’s chemiluminescent method for faster DNA sequencing wins in SME category.

28 May 13
Laser vibrometry shows how singing crickets hit high notes

Research using a photonics-based sensor system reveals evolution of high-frequency acoustic communication by insects.

23 May 13
US National Photonics Initiative calls for new funding plan

‘Collaborative alliance’ also wants photonics explicitly included in President Obama’s new manufacturing institutes.

16 May 13
LASER 2013: growth economies boost Munich show

Organizer Messe München says that an increase in visitors from China, Russia and Korea kept exhibitors busy.

09 May 13
UK photonics group reforms

Coherent Scotland general manager Chris Dorman and consultant John Lincoln now head up Photonics Leadership Group.

07 May 13
DARPA chief issues call to arms in Baltimore

“Powerful options are before us,” Arati Prabhakar tells the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Symposium.

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