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04 Oct 19
Stanford Solar Car shows potential of sun for automotive

Alta Devices solar tech expected to power Stanford’s car 3000km in trans-Australia rally.

26 Sep 19
Shoe laser to 'unfreeze' people with Parkinson's wins €1 million prize

Projected guide lines on the floor in front of patient achieve clear reduction in symptoms.

24 Sep 19
Constantin Häfner named new Fraunhofer ILT director

Replacement announced for Prof. Reinhart Poprawe, the outgoing previous chairholder and director.

19 Sep 19
Michigan team wins funding to upgrade HERCULES laser to 3 PW

New 'ZEUS' facility will become the highest-power laser in the US when completed.

12 Sep 19
Launchpad fire delays launch of SOLISS system to ISS

Non-lethal incident prevents lift-off of optical communications system, developed by Japanese team.

10 Sep 19
Lidar expert Clayton Turner appointed NASA Langley director

Rochester Institute of Technology graduate previously worked on several Earth observation programs, spearheading lidar development for space applications.

02 Sep 19
University of Strathclyde to host new quantum research center

Photonics and quantum technology development firm M Squared is opening a quantum research facility in Glasgow, Scotland.

28 Aug 19
Former Google engineer charged with theft of lidar trade secrets

Anthony Levandowski left Google’s Waymo division to set up self-driving startup subsequently acquired by Uber.

20 Aug 19
Vanderbilt’s Mahadevan-Jansen elected to SPIE presidential chain

To become Society’s President in 2022, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is leader in biomedical engineering and biophotonics.

20 Aug 19
Velodyne files patent complaints against Hesai and RoboSense

California firm claims that imported Chinese auto lidar systems violate US competition law.

19 Aug 19
Revolutionary optics take shape in Tucson

Giant components fabricated at the Caris Mirror Lab will take astronomy to the next level.

14 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: giant optics to expand search for life

Huge mirror components fabricated at Tucson mirror laboratory are destined for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

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