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25 May 16
Fraunhofers unite to reduce EUV wavelengths

Aachen and Jena centers generate 6.7nm output, in anticipation of producing "next-but-one generation" of microchips.

23 May 16
Dual ultrasound-laser scanner targets thyroid cancer

Hand-held probe expected to cut huge number and cost of unnecessary surgeries ‘dramatically’.

20 May 16
CSEM extends PV cleanroom and production lab

Swiss photovoltaics center working on cheaper high-performance silicon solar cells adds 1100 square meters of development space.

18 May 16
Huddersfield professor appointed to RAE/Renishaw Chair

Prof Xiangqian Jiang working on precise measurement tools for future factories and "Industry 4.0".

18 May 16
TeraView works with Cambridge to improve drug discovery

Terahertz specialist and university looking at body’s take-up of amorphous, low-solubility drugs.

17 May 16
European Commission backs €1BN quantum technologies 'flagship'

Digital Economy commissioner Günther Oettinger outlines plans for a major new innovation program at event in Delft.

10 May 16
Solliance hits record 10% efficiency with perovskite PV module

International team says results show significant "up-scalability" of their new thin film technology.

04 May 16
Laser-powered nano-engine promises robotic applications

Cambridge researchers say their ANTs (actuating nano-transducers) could one day treat living cells.

27 Apr 16
European Research Council splashes €4m on photonics projects

Two grants have been awarded to biological imaging and laser material research projects in Germany.

27 Apr 16
Laser scanner spots metal-rich minerals from underwater vehicle

Developed by four-year ROBUST project, the LZH system uses LIBS, like ExoMars probe.

26 Apr 16
Sydney nanoscience center opens with strong focus on photonics

Leading lights in photonics research attend official opening of the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.

22 Apr 16
Researchers developing programmable optical chips

Partnership between Southampton and Bordeaux achieve control of integrated optical circuits with patterns of light.

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