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12 Jul 17
Australia enters partnership with ESO

Astronomers and industry “down under” gain access to La Silla Paranal Observatory; first step towards Australia gaining ESO membership.

11 Jul 17
EU RoHS exemption for glass with Cd and Pb extended to 2021

Glasses containing cadmium and lead may still be used for four more years; industry lobbyists to push for total exemption.

04 Jul 17
Fish vision scientist Temple hooks Innovator of the Year prize

Sight-saving device based on fishes' perception of polarized light wins BBSRC Innovator of the Year award.

03 Jul 17
Tyndall's O'Brien among Horizon 2020 'champions'

Outstanding achievement award presented to Peter O’Brien for efforts to establish the ‘PIXAPP’ pilot line for integrated photonics production.

28 Jun 17
LASER 2017: Capasso gives illuminating metasurface plenary

As SPIE launches new Digital Optical Technologies conference series and hosts AR/VR demonstrations at LASER

28 Jun 17
LASER 2017: lidar-enabled car makes Messe debut

Mercedes Benz vehicle sporting a Luminar Technologies sensor makes an appearance outside the trade fair.

27 Jun 17
LASER 2017: Winners of Startup Challenge revealed

New Israel-based biometric scanning firm wins gold; IR spectroscopy blood testing method silver; and low-noise reflective optics developer bronze.

21 Jun 17
EPO rewards landmark inventors – including OCT developers

Technical inventors benefiting society recognized by European Patent Office’s Inventor Awards 2017, last week in Venice.

21 Jun 17
European Space Agency OK's gravity-wave mission

Ambitious plan to detect gravitational waves in space using laser interferometry penciled in for 2034 launch.

15 Jun 17
Germany investing €6m in quantum initiative

Toptica and PTB lead consortium to devise optical single ion clock by 2020; quantum theme is a highlight at LASER 2017.

31 May 17
James Sharpe appointed head of EMBL’s new Barcelona site

3D bio-imaging pioneer Sharpe to lead research projects on disease, treatments and and organ regeneration.

30 May 17
Chilean president helps lay ELT's 'first stone'

Construction of what will become the world’s largest optical telescope now officially under way.

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