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20 May 11
Soitec grows CPV footprint amid DOE loan worries

Concentrating PV division agrees another 125MW of deployments in the San Diego area, as the DOE puts other solar applications on hold.

09 May 11
US launches space-based infrared system

The first geosynchronous element of the new missile warning system launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on May 7.

28 Apr 11
Fluorescence reveals early cataract growth

Edinburgh Instruments believes it can objectively measure the protein changes causing the condition.

22 Apr 11
Kuraray lenses support CPV scale-up

Japanese materials company leverages existing plastic optics technology to provide concentrating lenses for market-leading Amonix.

21 Apr 11
GE speeds steel welding with hybrid laser tool

Hybrid approach combines arc welding with a 20kW IPG fiber laser to reduce welding time for inch-thick steel components by 80%.

20 Apr 11
Defense show highlights Deepwater spill response

One year on from the catastrophic oil spill, SPIE's Defense, Security + Sensing Symposium will show how photonics provided an instant response.

11 Apr 11
Maritime Laser destroys target boat in at-sea test

Fired from on board a US Navy ship, the Joint High Powered Solid State Laser ignited fuel tanks at the rear of a small boat.

06 Apr 11
Tri-mode weapon clears key design stage

Weapon that features a seeker employing a semi-active laser and uncooled IR imaging clears critical design review stage.

01 Apr 11
Hybrid CARS tool captures label-free biopsies

Combination of multiphoton microscopy and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering is first to show lipid distribution in humans.

30 Mar 11
e2v's CCD imagers show Mercury in HD

Imaging technology from UK company allows scientists to get up-close and personal with the Sun's nearest neighbor for the first time.

28 Mar 11
Femtosecond lasers gain ophthalmology traction

Eyecare giant Bausch & Lomb is to distribute an ultrafast system for both cataract and refractive surgery.

24 Mar 11
Low-cost Zeiss microscope fights tuberculosis

LED fluorescence microscopy is now recommended by the World Health Organization as the preferred technique for detecting the disease.

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