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04 Oct 12
Printable LED optics wins innovation prize

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Luxexcel for "pioneering" manufacturing approach

03 Oct 12
UK's nuclear testing laser on target for 2013 firing

Astrophysics and fusion research added to main deterrent certification function as twelve-beam Orion laser nears commissioning.

14 Sep 12
MBDA Germany demonstrates 40 kW laser gun

Multinational European defense firm reveals latest progress with system based on fiber lasers.

14 Sep 12
Biomedical projects lead Edmund award winners

Optical biopsy, brain cancer diagnosis and low-cost disease detection head list of 2012 research and innovation winners.

12 Sep 12
€15M program for biophotonics research opens

Joint initiative by seven countries and regions aims to stimulate new biophotonics-related R&D projects.

12 Sep 12
Solar cells hit 21% conversion in volume manufacture

US developer Silevo ramps high volume production; IEC and UL validation of Triex™ technology

10 Sep 12
US Air Force turns to insects for sensor inspiration

Small business technology transfer (STTR) proposal from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research looks to imitate compound eyes.

05 Sep 12
Laser-chemo method 'promising' for cancer treatment

Results are interesting for treating skin cancer (melanoma) and nervous system tumors, known as gliomas.

05 Sep 12
Solar fuel photocatalysis mechanism mapped

New measuring technique 'brings closer' improvements in solar fuel development.

04 Sep 12
Florida team sets new ultrashort pulse record

Laser pulse lasting just 67 attoseconds improves on previous best of 80 attoseconds set by German team in 2008.

04 Sep 12
US Navy details $110M laser weapon call

Sees modular open-systems approach as best way to develop a directed-energy laser gun with a maximum 150 kW output.

30 Aug 12
Laser fusion work wins APS John Dawson Award

Seven-person team working on laser-matter interaction with implications for fusion picks up 2012 prize.

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