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27 May 15
US Air Force contracts 3D Systems to make next-gen components

$1.3m deal to co-develop with Honeywell "most advanced" aircraft heat exchangers by direct metal printing.

27 May 15
Smart phone kit detects cystic fibrosis, arthritis biomarkers

Team at Australia's Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics set to release free downloadable app for biosensing.

26 May 15
Molecular orientation is key to better polymer solar cells

Inverted architecture of key molecule helps boost cell efficiency to 10% and closer to threshold of commercial viability, says Riken team.

06 May 15
Yb:YAG disk laser delivers record 7.7fs pulses

Laboratory for Attosecond Physics says pulses are 1.5 orders of magnitude more powerful than Ti:Sa output.

06 May 15
Swiss climate scientist wins €2.26m for atmospheric research

Second European Research Council grant for Bern's Fischer; new laser greenhouse gas analyser planned.

04 May 15
'CHEQUERS' project to develop explosives detector

European consortium awarded €3.35 million by EC's H2020 to develop new explosive detection technology.

30 Apr 15
Ireland investing €millions in a range of photonics R&D projects

Optical probes, next-gen networks, nanowires, welding among 23 projects sharing €30m government cash.

30 Apr 15
Scientists observe living taste cells in action

Process of taste sensation on the tongue analyzed by combination of infrared illumination and multiphoton microscopy.

24 Apr 15
Printing silicon on paper offers benefits for microelectronics

Dutch-Japanese team develops low-temperature method to layer silicon on substrate from "ink" using laser pulse.

23 Apr 15
Fiber laser plan to clear space debris

Wide-angle telescope and high-efficiency CAN laser form "blueprint"; trial project heading for ISS to cut threats to satellites.

20 Apr 15
Graphene scientists develop ultrafast photodetectors

European Grapheme Flagship reports on diverse applications, potential for bandgap development.

16 Apr 15
Scientists develop technique to reduce 'halo' effect caused by lenses

Presbyopia sufferers could have a clearer view for night-driving, reading with "smoothed" lenses.

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