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05 May 21
High-BIAS2 project to accelerate quantum sensing

Project advances cold atom quantum gyroscope; new test flight partner completes the High-BIAS2 supply chain

05 May 21
Luminar-Airbus venture targeting autonomous aviation

Airbus UpNext’s new Vertex demonstrator fitted with Luminar technology is working towards safe, autonomous flight.

05 May 21
Metaform optics point to compact AR/VR glasses and imaging components

University of Rochester combines metasurfaces and freeform optics for compact high-resolution systems.

04 May 21
UK partnership aims to revolutionise imaging for drug development

Nine-partner project including Zepler Institute will develop imaging technologies “at unprecedented resolution and speed”.

28 Apr 21
3D holographic head-up display could improve road safety

UK-based researchers use LiDAR to create HD holographic images of objects, which are projected onto a driver’s eyes.

27 Apr 21
Laser-induced microstructures offer new way to color metals

ITMO University platform allows researchers to add surface markings and information.

26 Apr 21
Tandem III-V silicon solar cell efficiency hits ‘record’ 35.9 % ...

…as Solliance and Eindhoven team report an 18.6% efficient NIR transparent perovskite solar cell.

26 Apr 21
Machine vision developed to support autonomous drones and robots

European research project, led by Finnish group VTT, is “inspired by human vision system”.

22 Apr 21
EPFL develops novel, ultralow-loss integrated photonic circuits

Silicon nitride-based PICs offer “record low optical losses” as well as smaller footprints.

22 Apr 21
Teledyne wins detector development deal for possible Aeolus follow-up

European Space Agency wants improved UV detector for satellite wind monitoring.

22 Apr 21
Implantable probes allow light-sheet microscopy within living brain

Caltech project could bring new understanding of animal behavior.

20 Apr 21
European photovoltaics is booming, says Fraunhofer ISE

As research agency joins Spanish 5GW PV project; ISE researchers hit “record” 26% efficiency for both-sides solar cell.

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