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24 Mar 20
NIST uncovers drivers of premature solar panel failures

Interactions between backside plastics, weather, environment and design thought to be speeding up degradation.

23 Mar 20
Lockheed Martin laser weapon to be intstalled on US Navy ship

HELIOS system meets US Navy requirements; to be integrated on Arleigh Burke destroyer in 2021.

19 Mar 20
SPIE reschedules Photonics Europe and other events as digital forums

Canceled Strasbourg event is reborn online for April 6-10; other US SPIE events following suit.

12 Mar 20
SPIE seeks new date for Photonics Europe event

Postponed conference and technology exhibition was due to take place at the end of March.

06 Mar 20
Europe's Quantum Flagship presents Strategic Research Agenda to EC

And 24 EU Member States are collaborating to develop quantum communications infrastructure across the continent.

04 Mar 20
Big photonics names withdraw from OFC 2020 due to Covid-19

But "the show will go on", says organizer OSA, offering alternative presentation and safety measures.

03 Mar 20
WFIRST space telescope ready for construction phase

$3.2BN follow-up to James Webb Space Telescope still faces funding hurdle, with Trump administration again requesting termination.

27 Feb 20
First instrument - ultraviolet spectrograph - delivered for ESA's Jupiter mission

Icy Moon Explorer to carry UVS developed by Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX.

21 Feb 20
'Partners from UK still welcome to participate in EU proposals', says EC

Photonics21 reports that, post Brexit, UK partners can still join Horizon 2020 projects "at least until the end of this year".

19 Feb 20
PHASA-35 solar aircraft makes maiden flight

BAE Systems-developed plane, which runs on GaAs solar cells and Li-ion batteries, could stay airborne for a year.

19 Feb 20
Netherlands government commits €23.5M to quantum development

Five-year investment represents initial action intended to fund high-priority areas.

14 Feb 20
LASER World of Photonics China postponed

Coronavirus concerns lead Messe München to delay February and March expos - including Vision China 2020 and co-located events.

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