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16 Jan 18
Jim Hough wins astronomy accolade for gravity-wave optics

University of Glasgow professor led development of suspended mirror technology used by LIGO and Virgo facilities.

11 Jan 18
UK government ‘to clamp down further’ on unsafe lasers

Announces measures to tackle sale of unsafe pointers – following last month’s Misuse of Lasers bill.

09 Jan 18
Lidar in vogue at CES 2018

Proliferation of the laser ranging technology in Las Vegas, as multiple developers showcase autonomous vehicle utility.

29 Dec 17
Solar research boosted with A$29.2m investment in Australia

Australian Renewable Energy Agency announces new funding round at UNSW’s new Solar Industrial Research Facility in Sydney.

29 Dec 17
LEDs 'took half billion tons of CO2 from atmosphere' in 2017

Analyst quantifies impact of digital lighting revolution on emissions from power plants.

28 Dec 17
Photonics West 2018: FBH to present novel laser diodes and UV LEDs

New devices are tailored to particular applications; from chips to ready-to-use systems.

20 Dec 17
UK announces tough new penalties for misuse of lasers

Under proposed new law, directing a laser at aircraft, road vehicles or ships could lead to a prison sentence, an unlimited fine – or both.

19 Dec 17
High-rep-rate petawatt laser readied for ELI action

Commissioning of 'L3' beamline at giant Prague facility begins, with test operations slated for early 2018.

18 Dec 17
Kip Thorne to give keynote at inaugural Day of Light

Well-known theoretical physicist won share of 2017 physics Nobel for work on gravitational waves.

08 Dec 17
ESO to build ELT with full primary mirror

Funding extended to cover main mirror and spares; extra cash means development is moved forward to "phase 1".

07 Dec 17
US 'notably behind' in high-intensity, ultrafast lasers - report

National Academies committee calls for inter-agency co-ordination and plan to build at least one new large-scale, open-access facility.

06 Dec 17
Concept Laser cuts turf on new additive manufacturing center in Germany

GE investing €105m in new subsidiary to build 40,000m2 facility for 500 staff, to open by 2019.

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