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Photonics World
12 Apr 13
Mixed feelings on Obama budget

Photonics representatives welcome proposed boost for NSF, but other key areas face cuts.

04 Apr 13
Trumpf to show off new scientific laser

First prototype of ultrafast laser for scientific applications from new business division will be on show at Munich trade fair.

03 Apr 13
Applications open for 13th Otto Schott Research Award

Biennial award honors outstanding research in the field of glass.

27 Mar 13
‘Non-lethal’ lasers not always as specified

Growing use – by friend and foe – of lasers as weapons in civil unrest and war zones; many lasers labeled “low power” present greater dangers, DES 2013 conference hears.

21 Mar 13
NIST: 90% of green laser pointers flout safety regulations

First precision measurements on large sample of pointers shows “unacceptable” light levels.

20 Mar 13
Optogenetics developers win €1m brain research prize

Breakthrough European-US technique is enabling greater understanding of neurological diseases and processes.

04 Mar 13
UK makes £88M telescope commitment

Government confirms previous ‘ad referendum’ commitment to building the world’s largest optical telescope.

28 Feb 13
European Investment Bank signs MoU on enabling technologies

Set of six ‘Key Enabling Technologies’ – which includes photonics – should be a priority investment area, says the bank.

26 Feb 13
'Green photonics' report calls for policy interventions

Analysis of five application areas recommends financial support for technology commercialization and revised incentive schemes in PV and lighting.

20 Feb 13
Optical sensing creates wildfire warning system

European "Firesense" project saves cultural heritage - and lives.

20 Feb 13
Attosecond pioneers win $200,000 King Faisal prize

Canadian and Hungarian-Austrian physicists recognized – will face red carpet treatment in Saudi Arabia in March.

11 Feb 13
VISION 2013 show scrapped

Annual machine vision and imaging event held for past 25 years moves to biennial cycle following exhibitor vote.

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