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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.

18 May 16
'3D mapping' method wins Giuseppe Inghilleri award

Netherlands’ Sander Oude Elberink wins 4-yearly prize for his landscape analysis, adopted by government agency.

17 May 16
Photonics developments dominate Fraunhofer awards

Novel solar cells and mini-projector technologies winners at Germany’s technology showcase awards.

11 May 16
Industry-focused Photonics21 prepares for next phase

Retiring president Mertin suggests the role is a balancing act.

11 May 16
Kepler finds nine more 'habitable zone' exoplanets

Number of Earth-like worlds capable of hosting liquid water rises to 21 after latest statistical analysis of space telescope's data.

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