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13 Apr 16
Miniature satellites to transmit optical data from space

Surrey Satellite Technology agrees deal to build 1.5-kilo laser flight terminals for low-cost space communications.

13 Apr 16
Aerospace factory based on additive manufacturing lifts off

To be based at Munich's Ludwig Bölkow Campus, pilot plant focused on 3D-printed parts for space apps.

12 Apr 16
Anti-counterfeit hologram could aid high-value manufacturers

A tamper-proof hologram is being developed that could replace serial numbers and barcodes, reducing the trade in counterfeit goods.

11 Apr 16
Cheaper rangefinder helps small autonomous vehicles find their way

MIT system built largely from off-the-shelf parts is designed to work efficiently in daylight.

05 Apr 16
Raman probe can help pinpoint epidural injections

MIT group led by Peter So develops optical technique to reduce complications from misplaced anesthetic delivery.

05 Apr 16
FDA approves laser ablation treatment for heart arrhythmia

Commercialization of 'HeartLight' system being finalized after successful 350-patient trial.

30 Mar 16
Airbus benefits from 3D printed titanium parts

Component-maker Premium Aerotec installs laser AM systems from Concept Laser.

30 Mar 16
Inscopix prepares for new era in neuroscience

Mapping neuron activity in live animals is a key step for researchers, but now industry needs to play its part.

24 Mar 16
OFC 2016: Plethora of system launches reflects optimism

Based on the scale of exhibits and attendance, the optical communications sector is on the up.

23 Mar 16
OFC 2016: Silicon photonics launches for growing market

As the giant optical comms expo, OFC, wraps up in Anaheim, CA, optics.org reviews some of the new silicon photonics developments.

17 Mar 16
Laser projection takes its place in the spotlight

Technology advances, acquisitions, and bulk applications have made the sector a focus of activity, says Barco's Bill Beck.

16 Mar 16
Biocompatible polymer 3D-printed into lifesaving medical implants

Michigan and EOS partner to additively-manufacture trachea from polymer. Other implants now in development.

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