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28 Jun 16
Thirty Meter Telescope site decision to be made in early 2017

Mexico, Canary Islands and Chile locations among those being explored as an alternative to Mauna Kea.

27 Jun 16
Gravity waves and dark energy in focus at SPIE astro meeting

Opening plenary talks cover astronomical hot topics opening new windows on the universe.

27 Jun 16
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 'on track' for first light in 2020

Bad weather in Chile causing problems but project leaders remain confident of October 2022 start to giant survey of the night sky.

24 Jun 16
National Photonics Initiative calls for laser weapons strategy

US-focused interest group wants more development cash and ‘intelligent protection’ for critical technologies used in high-power lasers.

23 Jun 16
Solar Impulse 2 completes transatlantic flight

First non-stop flight over the Atlantic Ocean powered by photovoltaic cells is completed in just over 71 hours.

17 Jun 16
UK quantum hub meet learns how military is developing applications

Such technologies "will improve the accuracy of measuring time, frequency, rotation, magnetic fields and gravity."

16 Jun 16
Renishaw opens additive manufacturing centre in India

Pune facility highlights company's investment in the development of laser-AM technologies.

16 Jun 16
LIGO picks up more G-wave chirps

New era of gravitational-wave astronomy with laser interferometers looks well under way as second black-hole collision is confirmed and third is investigated.

08 Jun 16
Optics expert appointed chief scientific adviser for Scotland

Professor Sheila Rowan, part of the global effort working on gravitational wave detection, specializes in optical materials for mirror substrates.

06 Jun 16
EU report sends mixed message on cadmium quantum dots

Consultants recommend 'short-term' extension of exemption from enviornmental regulations for cadmium QD use in TVs, but not in lighting applications.

24 May 16
Christophe Ballif wins Becquerel Prize for PV research

Director of the EPFL photovoltaics lab and CSEM’s dedicated PV center claims prestigious European award.

19 May 16
Tyndall National Institute appoints biophotonics chief

Photodynamic therapy pioneer Stefan Andersson-Engels joins from Lund’s Medical Laser Centre in Sweden.

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