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19 Dec 11
Europe sets up for 'no brainer' LED lighting push

European Commission launches green paper and consultation on solid-state lighting, with vice president Neelie Kroes backing a major expansion.

19 Dec 11
Sofradir lands major contract for weather satellites

Infrared specialist will supply up to 22 mercury cadmium telluride detectors for next generation of Meteosat imagers.

13 Dec 11
e2v camera system to search for 'dark energy'

Fourteen of the UK company's high-end CCD devices will feature in an ambitious new astronomical project.

13 Dec 11
EasyJet and Nicarnica fly the ash-free skies

Twin IR detectors mounted under an airplane's wings can spot dangerous ash particles from 100 kilometers away.

07 Dec 11
Femtosecond eye surgery system gets EU approval

'VICTUS' platform, which performs both cataract and refractive procedures, set to ship by year-end.

02 Dec 11
B.E. Meyers wins non-lethal laser contract

US Army orders more than 12,500 of the Redmond, WA, firm's diverging green lasers for initial delivery, with more to follow.

29 Nov 11
Concentrated PV 'powers' UN climate conference

A 500kW Soitec installation will provide electricity to the United Nations' latest climate-change conference in Durban, South Africa.

24 Nov 11
DOE funds underwater laser inspection system

A $2M development led by Lockheed Martin will commercialize autonomous vehicle for inspecting deep-sea oil and gas infrastructure.

09 Nov 11
3D dental scanner wins VISION Award 2011

Winning Austrian development team and its partner expect to launch a commercial scanner next year.

26 Oct 11
Laser texturing yields solar efficiency boost

SiOnyx says that texturing with a picosecond-pulsed laser boosts silicon cell efficiency and improves production uniformity.

24 Oct 11
Cataract studies support femtosecond laser use

Two new studies detailed at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meeting suggest a safer and more effective treatment.

18 Oct 11
Survey finds huge variation in LED lamp prices

IMS Research analysts say that the global average retail price of a 60W incandescent replacement is now $36 - but twice that in Germany.

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