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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.

01 Dec 17
Ultrafast study raises safety glasses concerns

NIST team urges careful consideration of specific output characteristics of femtosecond laser pulses to inform choice of protective eyewear.

30 Nov 17
UK's industry strategy: 'plenty of scope for photonics'

New Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund set to invest £725m in high-tech program.

23 Nov 17
Energy-saving LEDs increase light pollution

Cheap, energy-efficient LEDs have increased usage and therefore reduced darkness globally, threatening natural processes.

20 Nov 17
Startups and big-hitters make Prism Award shortlist

Blue and UV lasers, mid-infrared analyzers, systems for glaucoma and cancer diagnosis, and automotive lidar technology among 30 finalists.

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