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13 Jul 12
NIF 'tantalizingly close' to ignition breakthrough

192-laser shot at National Ignition Facility hits 2 mm target with 1.8 MJ, 500 TW – a new high.

11 Jul 12
Sentinel aims to go asteroid hunting

The first privately funded deep-space mission will map the inner solar system and track dangerous asteroids.

10 Jul 12
LED lighting: call for a coherent European vision

Public consultation on adoption of solid-state lighting calls for more co-ordination at European level.

05 Jul 12
Disk lasers diversify and power up

LASYS 2012, IFSW Stuttgart and Trumpf suggest that disk lasers are holding their own in laser manufacturing applications.

04 Jul 12
Venture deal brings 'virtual lens' into focus

UK-based Phase Focus lands £3.2M funding from Ombu Group and Fusion IP to speed development of disruptive lens-free microscopy.

04 Jul 12
Photonics researcher wins €1M Krupp prize

Christian Koos’ work focuses on hybrid integration methods to combine silicon waveguides with organic materials.

28 Jun 12
Goal-line technology entering play?

Optical systems undergo testing with the aim of preventing miscarriages of footballing justice.

22 Jun 12
Precision optics specialist Zygo turns around its fortunes

Focusing on core business and lean manufacturing has led to a period of stable growth and profitability since 2010.

15 Jun 12
Laser surgery pioneer wins lifetime award from EPO

European Patent Office (EPO) recognizes development of wavefront-corrected eye surgery by Josef Bille at annual ceremony.

13 Jun 12
Flexible future on display at Boston show

The displays industry has undergone a revolution over the past decade. Corning’s new glass suggests a flexible future.

13 Jun 12
German optimism buoys up LASYS 2012

Beaming smiles reflect positive order books in Europe’s laser powerhouse

12 Jun 12
European Extremely Large Telescope 'approved'

European Southern Observatory (ESO) council votes for provisional go-ahead of project to build the world’s largest telescope.

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