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20 Aug 20
Planet Labs completes high-resolution Earth imaging constellation

Final three Maxar-produced SkySat orbiters launched by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

20 Aug 20
Optoretinograms reveal retina rod behavior

UC Davis platform promises more accurate imaging and earlier detection of diseases.

18 Aug 20
Optical seismometer survives on Caribbean volcano

French team analyzes results from the first optical seismometer installed on an active volcano.

11 Aug 20
VCSELs to feature in production vehicle lidar from 2022

Automotive lidar specialist Ibeo will deploy VCSELs for ‘Level 3’ semi-autonomous driving in cars built by China’s Great Wall Motors.

11 Aug 20
Multi-beam laser cutting process enables more intricate plug connectors

Consortium led by Fraunhofer ILT completes Scancut project to enable laser cutting of thin-walled metal strips.

04 Aug 20
Trumpf and Fraunhofer IPA working to ramp up AI for industry

Goal of new partnership is to develop AI solutions for connected sheet-metal manufacturing.

27 Jul 20
First image of multi-planet system around Sun-like star taken by ESO

Europe's Very large Telescope photos reveal relatively young, star orbited by two giant exoplanets.

27 Jul 20
LZH refines its laser approach to dealing with resistant weeds

Now testing the directed energy approach in the German "LURUU" research project with farmers and regional government.

23 Jul 20
Teledyne e2v sensors to fly on future Sentinel satellites

European Copernicus program will study cloud structures and carbon dioxide emissions.

21 Jul 20
Solar powered purification helps meet need for clean water

University of Science and Technology of China uses nanocomposites to offer low-cost route to drinking water.

20 Jul 20
GÉANT awards Infinera contract to deploy 600G optical technology

Latest development phase to interconnect pan-European research and education community.

20 Jul 20
FBH lidar diodes promise clearer view of climate change

Franco-German Merlin satellite measuring atmospheric methane to be launched in 2025.

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