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02 Dec 14
Soitec team pushes solar record to 46%

Collaboration with CEA-Leti and the Fraunhofer ISE sets new world best for cell efficiency.

01 Dec 14
Parliamentary committee urges more Catapults

UK politicians call for greater funding of business-university collaboration in bid to hit European R&D spending targets.

26 Nov 14
UK selects quantum development hubs

Work to commercialize quantum mechanics will include building the UK's first quantum-encrypted network and a small quantum computer.

26 Nov 14
Philips coating dims LEDs to a 'cozy, warm glow'

Human preference for red low-light may have developed long ago, when we experienced "daily rhythm of sunlight".

19 Nov 14
ORC develops method to make photonic chips

Ultrafast photomodulation spectroscopy uses UV femtosecond pulses to change refractive index of silicon.

19 Nov 14
Soitec hints at another record-breaking cell

French firm says that it will shortly release results on a four-junction concentrator PV device.

18 Nov 14
Swiss team opens pilot site for advanced solar cells

600 kilowatt production facility for heterojunction silicon cells built in Neuchâtel.

05 Nov 14
€6 million 'R2D2' project to improve OLED manufacture

Consortium developing flexible OLEDs involves Osram, Audi, Diehl Aerospace, Hella and Novaled.

30 Oct 14
'Record' 255Tbit/s data transmission over seven-core fiber

Eindhoven-led team develop new fiber that allows 21 times more bandwidth than is currently available.

30 Oct 14
Israeli academic, nuclear partners to found photonics R&D center

Ben Gurion University and Soreq Nuclear Research Center establishing photonics and electro-optics facility with NIS175m (€37m) funding.

29 Oct 14
Subwavelength optical fibers diffuse light for sensing

Novel optical effect observed promising new hyper-sensitive devices.

29 Oct 14
Seagate invests in laser-assisted storage

£35 million boost for Northern Ireland facility aided by European regional development funding.

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