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31 May 17
Power surge: installed PV passes the 300GW mark

Reported 50% boom in installations last year, dominated by rapid growth in the US and China.

26 May 17
JunoCam images delight and amaze astronomers

Extraordinary new views of Jupiter's poles provided by sensors on board NASA craft.

24 May 17
Photoacoustic imaging shows accurate tumor margins

Using ultraviolet wavelengths reveals cell architecture more rapidly than standard histology.

24 May 17
LASER 2017 exhibitors give a taste of what's on show in Munich

Early announcements from suppliers including French cluster Alpha RLH, SPI Lasers and Toptica Photonics.

23 May 17
Innoviz eyes lidar production ramp with Jabil

Venture-backed Israeli developer of lidar set to target auto sector with low-cost offering to after-market.

18 May 17
Thales Alenia Space launches multiple 3D-printed parts for space apps

Most commonly used technique is laser beam melting on bed of metal powders including aluminum and titanium.

17 May 17
Imec, Holst Centre devise low-cost method of precise REM detection

Electrode-based technology paves the way to economical augmented- and virtual reality applications.

17 May 17
Tesla's solar roof tiles 'could become dominant'

Optics and photonics academics see bright future for the electric car and battery firm’s new photovoltaics offering.

16 May 17
Zeiss improves swept-source OCT to boost vision care

Partnership with Advanced Retina Imaging Network progresses assessment of diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and more.

16 May 17
Photoacoustics reveals small-animal organs at work

New variant of the technique images whole-body dynamics and tracks unlabelled melanoma cells.

09 May 17
SoraaLaser launches 'dynamic laser light source technology' for specialty lighting

Company this week presenting innovative solid-state laser light sources at LightFair International expo.

09 May 17
New glass forms: bending sheet glass by laser and gravity

Researchers take advantage of glass property of becoming malleable when exposed to high temperatures.

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