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16 Oct 12
FI Laser confident of business boost

“Great expectations” of international partnership based on brittle glass cutting technique.

16 Oct 12
M Squared OPOs to aid oil & gas industry

UK’s Technology Strategy Board funds two hyperspectral imaging projects based on the company’s “Firefly” optical parametric oscillator.

15 Oct 12
Definiens closes funding round for digital pathology expansion

Investment of €10 million proves that image analysis techniques have potential to transform cancer diagnosis, company believes.

10 Oct 12
ECOC shows telecoms rates racing past 100G

Record attendance in Amsterdam, anticipating 400G, even terabit comms

09 Oct 12
High-res laser scan reveals Stonehenge secrets

First high-resolution laser survey of ancient site shows importance of solstices and efforts to make those events more dramatic.

08 Oct 12
e2v sensor returns high-res satellite images

“NAOMI” camera on board SPOT-6 satellite launched last month is based around a high-performance CCD chip.

08 Oct 12
Illumina system used in faster genome sequencing

A sequencing protocol using a rapid-throughput platform could help diagnose critically ill infants.

08 Oct 12
Boeing lands $16M laser weapon follow-up

Defense contractor agrees follow-on contract with US Army Space and Missile Command for 10 kW solid-state system.

05 Oct 12
Invest in Photonics 2012 announces key speakers

Carl Zeiss, Philips and Samsung Ventures to be among guests at the Bordeaux convention.

04 Oct 12
Conservation award for Acropolis laser rejuvenation

Custom system developed by scientists at IESL-FORTH in Crete picks up 2012 Keck Award.

04 Oct 12
Laser annealing tipped for fab development

Work sponsored by the Semiconductor Research Corporation sees chip makers experimenting with the novel approach.

04 Oct 12
OLEDs adapted as 'ultrathin' large area backlights

German partners BMG MIS and Fraunhofer COMEDD present first results of the project So-Light.

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