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13 Jun 17
Sentinel-2B beams back images via laser space network

Near-instantaneous delivery of high-resolution imagery to Alphasat geostationary relay station nearly 36,000 km away.

08 Jun 17
LASER 2017: Product launches preview – part 2

More early announcements from suppliers including II-VI, Raylase, Lumentum, Ingeneric, and NKT Photonics.

07 Jun 17
Quantum uplink offers satellite 'blueprint'

Canada team demonstrates proof-of-principle with quantum key uplink from ground transmitter to passing plane.

07 Jun 17
Combined fluorescence microscopy and MRI reveals neural dynamics

Integrating the two techniques helps to link microscopic activity with larger behavior of nervous system.

06 Jun 17
Thorlabs-Bari research partnership formed to advance gas sensing technologies

Polysense, based at the University of Bari, Italy, will benefit from Thorlabs' €2m investment and equipment.

02 Jun 17
LIGO team confirms third gravity-wave event

Collision of black holes was detected in early January; Virgo facility in Italy nearly ready to join observation runs following upgrade.

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.

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