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04 Oct 17
Lockheed Martin completes first flexible solar array for satellite

Latest technology - for the LM 2100 orbiter - delivers 50% more power but is 30% lighter than previous space-dedicated arrays.

27 Sep 17
Toyota tests Luminar lidar

Toyota Research Institute deploys high-fidelity lidar system from the US startup in its groundbreaking 'Guardian' and 'Chauffeur' vehicles.

27 Sep 17
Hybrid LED lamp drives 'smart' headlamps

Osram's Eviyos LED light source selectively "dips" to avoid dazzling approaching drivers.

26 Sep 17
Sintavia and Trumpf AM partnership targets aerospace sector

Strategic alignment between metal additive manufacturer Sintavia and Trumpf to gain machine qualifications for airplane parts.

21 Sep 17
Upgraded 30kW Lockheed Martin laser shoots down 3m drone

Concentrated laser beam takes down unmanned aerial vehicles "twice as quickly and decisively", says defense systems developer.

21 Sep 17
Upbeat ECOC 2017 expo reflects optical comms optimism

A plethora of papers, products and presentations detailed the rapid progress in fiber-based networks.

20 Sep 17
Source Photonics and Credo transmit single lambda 100G over 20km

Demo at ECOC 2017 promises lower cost 100G transmission and industry accelerating development of 400G links.

20 Sep 17
UK team shows off 'Dragonfire' laser weapon design

MBDA-led consortium aiming for field trials in 2019 and future deployment on Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers.

19 Sep 17
NASA tests laser-printed alloy for future rocket parts

First prototype component to be produced from two different metal alloys using laser additive technique.

18 Sep 17
Toshiba speeds quantum key beyond 10 Mb/s

Engineers at the Japanese firm push single-photon encryption method with new high-speed detectors.

12 Sep 17
'MuReA' technique enables rapid laser processing applications

Fraunhofer IWS develops flexible laser materials processing and control system for metals, polymers and more.

04 Sep 17
Zeiss VR system 'bridges gap between mobile VR and PC-gaming'

Photonics-heavy head-up display solution offers interactive gaming, allowing users to play SteamVR games.

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