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28 Nov 23
ETH Zurich fiber-optic network aids earthquake detection

Monitoring phase noise improves assessment of ground deformations.

20 Nov 23
NASA’s ‘deep space’ optical test sends and receives first data

Experiment transmits NIR laser encoded with data 16 million km to Caltech’s Palomar Observatory.

16 Nov 23
ETH Zurich laser-prints robot hand with polymer bones and tendons

Technique combines 3D printing, laser scanning; US spin-off Inkbit now offering bespoke service.

14 Nov 23
Nomad spectrometer spots light emission on night side of Mars

Trace Gas Orbiter instruments reveal dynamics of Martian atmosphere.

09 Nov 23
Solar PV developer Longi claims record of 33.9% perovskite conversion

Chinese firm achieves best efficiency of crystalline silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells so far.

08 Nov 23
Innovative photonics shortlisted for 2024 SPIE Prism Awards

Winners to be announced at Photonics West for biomedical, sensing, quantum, VR, and lasers, plus new Catalyst Award.

02 Nov 23
Belgian team wins World Solar Challenge in Australia thanks to ‘technical innovation’

U Leuven racers pip team from Dutch rivals U Twente to the post in 3000km race from Darwin to Adelaide.

26 Oct 23
Photonex 2023: keynote investigates continuing potential of silicon photonics

Wednesday’s session offered a diverse and optimistic update on evolving SiPh technology.

26 Oct 23
NASA to demonstrate two-way end-to-end laser communications in space

IILLUMA-T system is heading to ISS next month to showcase benefits for missions in low Earth orbit.

23 Oct 23
CEA-Leti launches program to boost cooperation between autonomous vehicles

R&D Vision includes adapting wireless technology for drones and robots in factories.

18 Oct 23
Copernicus Sentinel-1 & ESA’s CryoSat reveal ‘alarming shrinkage’ of Antarctica

Around 40% of floating ice shelves have significantly reduced in volume over past 25 years.

12 Oct 23
Bennu asteroid sample contains carbon, water, according to first ‘quick-look’ tests

NASA’s headline-grabbing investigations involved SEM, infrared inspection, X-ray tomography, and chemical tests.

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