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Research & Development
29 Oct 12
Optical accelerometer heralds new class of motion sensors

Design from CalTech and University of Rochester uses a photonic crystal nanocavity to create high-resolution chip-scale devices.

22 Oct 12
UK to invest £7M in additive manufacturing

Funding competition designed to help UK become “a world leader in 3D printing”.

17 Oct 12
Solar cell ‘decay’ observation could aid manufacturers

Luxembourg researchers say findings will have an impact on solar panel industry.

17 Oct 12
'Black silicon' solar cells promise improved conversion

Adapted material also processes infrared wavelengths, boosting output.

12 Oct 12
Green laser pointer finds traces of dangerous chemicals

Real-time operation offers rapid benefits for security systems.

12 Oct 12
Epistar hints at 'game-changing' silicon LED switch

Giant Taiwanese LED maker works with GaN-on-silicon specialist Azzurro on technology with potential to cut cost of solid-state lighting.

10 Oct 12
Laser system scans and manipulates bacterium

Optical trap grabs and analyses even smallest unicellular organisms

04 Oct 12
Optical waveguide connects semiconductor chips

Technique suits high-performance emitter-receiver systems for optical data transmission.

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.

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