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05 Jul 18
Quantum legislation launched by US Government’s House Science Committee

Details technical objectives and investment totalling $650 million over next five years; program welcomed by SPIE.

04 Jul 18
'L3' petawatt beamline switched on in Prague

'First shot' ceremony for LLNL-built laser system capable of producing a rapid stream of ultra-high-power pulses.

03 Jul 18
Hyperspectral imager launched to ISS

Teledyne-operated, DLR-built kit operates at 235 wavelength channels across the visible and near-infrared spectrum.

28 Jun 18
NASA’s Webb Telescope launch: costs up and lift-off delayed

Independent Review Board commits JWST to later launch date of 2021, as costs rocket to $9.7 billion.

22 Jun 18
German Parliament considers quantum opportunities

Digital Committee meets industry, academia in Berlin to plot a route to quantum success.

15 Jun 18
SPIE hails US National Quantum Initiative legislation

Program intends to accelerate US quantum research and development – promising many opportunities for photonics technologies.

13 Jun 18
SPIE Astro 2018: world’s largest solar telescope nearing completion

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope should be up and running next year.

13 Jun 18
Erik Loopstra and Vadim Banine receive European Inventor Award

ASML engineers recognized for contribution to EUV lithography.

12 Jun 18
SPIE Astro 2018: Large Synoptic Survey Telescope takes shape in Chile

$100M worth of equipment expected to move to the summit of Cerro Pachon over the next year.

11 Jun 18
SPIE Astro 2018: opening plenaries set scene for JWST mission

Lee Feinberg and John Mather cover the past, present and future of the James Webb Space Telescope.

05 Jun 18
UK quantum chiefs urge MPs to back funding commitment for industry phase

David Delpy and Sir Peter Knight seeking £338M in phase-two backing for the National Quantum Technologies Programme.

05 Jun 18
Jenoptik to invest €11M in new production facility for metrology

Focus is on smart manufacturing and automation based on optical and photonic technologies.

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