Integration of high-energy lasers on naval platforms has lately been one of the major R&D focuses of military-industry partnerships.
A University of Strathclyde project envisages a space-based mutli-laser system able to deflect incoming asteroids.
A new technique visualizes the muscle repair process while it is under way inside a living organism.
Tests alongside NASA's Operation IceBridge will help pave the way for similar systems to operate in orbit.
Zeiss’s Auriga combines Trumpf’s pulsed micro-focus laser for ablation with established FIB-SEM technology to enable “novel testing techniques”.
Despite numerous diagnostic applications it is likely to be at least 10 to 20 years before such sources are widely deployed in actual weapons.
Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International to deploy laser-based system developed by Lockheed Martin to monitor wind shear.
Including a $23 million US Army contract for laser target locator modules awarded to BAE Systems.
The US firm’s China-based Suncore venture is making concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) modules just a year after breaking ground.
Polytechnique Montreal finds that transfection of cancer cells with a femtosecond laser is improved by gold nanoparticles.
Pocket-size microscope accessory accurate to 0.01mm - on sale from March 2012.
Targeting its LEDs at UV curing applications could help to alleviate the continuing squeeze in the lighting sector.