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13 Dec 16
Laser methane sensor installed at Californian gas storage facility

Pacific Gas and Electric says it is the first energy firm in the US to pilot the hand-held laser technology for continuous monitoring.

07 Dec 16
Laser technique reveals bird-wing 'contrails'

Particle imaging velocimetry shows how wing-beat vortices break up in similar manner to wake turbulence generated by airliners.

06 Dec 16
US Army contracts BAE Systems to supply thermal weapon sights

$384m deal to provide machine gunners with sights that deliver target information to a HUD whatever the lighting conditions.

06 Dec 16
Honeywell supplies laser navigation to British ‘Ajax’ tanks

Next generation of UK's fighting vehicles will stay on target with TALIN inertial navigation system.

02 Dec 16
LZH and Coherent collaborate on mobile laser cutter for road traffic accidents

Kilowatt-class fiber laser system under development with Volkswagen could help free people trapped in vehicles.

30 Nov 16
Doppler lidar under test for planetary landing

NASA team hopes that triple-laser system will improve chances of successful touch-down on Mars.

29 Nov 16
‘SLIC’ optical infection analyzer cuts test time to 20 minutes

Prizewinning St Andrews' Scattered Light Integrated Collector slashes bacterial resistance review from days to minutes.

23 Nov 16
MBDA Deutschland successfully tests laser 'effector'

Scalable laser weapon system brings down UAVs in all weathers, showing promise for military deployment.

22 Nov 16
Inscopix nVoke platform heralds further advances in brain imaging

Neuroscience 2016 conference hears latest news from optics vendors and Brain Initiative.

21 Nov 16
Fotona opens medical laser center in Slovenia

Dallas-headquartered company says new training and research institute will promote evidence-based laser medicine.

17 Nov 16
LMD takes off for industrial additive manufacturing

At formnext 2016, Trumpf will showcase LMD technology for aviation industry and more; also new software partnership with Siemens.

16 Nov 16
Laser enrichment of uranium 'a step closer' after DOE stockpile deal

Agreement on US uranium stockpile could see billion-dollar facility built in Paducah, Kentucky - if investors to back the project are found.

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