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28 Aug 19
Laser-printing technique produces waterproof e-textiles in minutes

Next-gen waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed with graphene elements, say its developers at RMIT, Melbourne.

28 Aug 19
California team tailors ultrafast laser pulse train to weld ceramics

San Diego researchers devise an approach that could solve a key problem in materials processing.

21 Aug 19
Rheinmetall and MBDA to develop laser weapon for German Navy

Partners will construct and test a high-energy laser demonstrator for new “K130” corvette.

20 Aug 19
NASA backs photonics tech for small satellite development program

Optical communications for CubeSats and solar-sail propulsion projects each get $400,000 for nine-month study.

16 Aug 19
Researchers cut optical backscatter to boost data transmission

Process exploits interaction of light and sound waves to suppress the scattering by material defects.

13 Aug 19
EPFL plans database of light's interaction with "all natural and synthetic materials"

Project can digitize materials' reflectance properties more rapidly than previously possible.

07 Aug 19
Raytheon developing laser weapon systems for US Air Force

System designed to defeat drones and other threats with combination of laser and microwave technologies.

06 Aug 19
Northrop Grumman to develop 50kW laser for US Army vehicles

Systems approach intended to enable platform solution with "next-gen" capabilities for mobile Stryker forces.

06 Aug 19
'Virtual camera' images around corners, bettering previous methods

Group from Wisconsin-Madison and Zaragoza use new math approach with cameras to cut fuzziness, enable video.

01 Aug 19
Block MEMS wins $3.5M DARPA laser detection contract

Objective of SIGMA+ is to protect cities against diverse chemical threats, expanding on earlier SIGMA’s nuclear focus.

31 Jul 19
AddSteel project developing new alloy powders for 3D printing

Commercial and research partners including Fraunhofer ILT working to enhance laser powder bed fusion materials and processes.

31 Jul 19
Scottish Enterprise awards £2.9M R&D grant to M Squared

Support will supplement Glasgow firm’s £7M quantum research program, creating 24 new jobs.

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