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07 Mar 17
UK scientists take Brexit fears to Westminster

Dissatisfaction with government response prompts reaction from some union members working at major laboratories.

01 Mar 17
UK investing £17m in robotics developments

Includes photonics and imaging-related robot technologies for micro-surgery and nuclear environments.

27 Feb 17
Google affiliate Waymo accuses Uber of 'stealing' lidar technology

Alphabet subsidiary developing autonomous vehicles accuses rival of intellectual property theft valued at half a billion dollars.

15 Feb 17
Solar power surge sees US records tumble

In 2016, more photovoltaic capacity was added to the US grid than any other electricity source.

08 Feb 17
Cellino wins Startup Challenge with pitch for photonics gene therapy

IC Touch and Lumedica take second and third in new-product pitch contest at SPIE Photonics West 2017.

07 Feb 17
Photonics West meeting showcases global clusters

New groupings in Mexico, Finland and Canada-France-Germany gather to network with partners from across the globe.

26 Jan 17
University of Twente opens Fraunhofer R&D center in Netherlands

Photonics-heavy program aims to innovate across “valley of death” to keep Dutch and German industry at competitive forefront.

25 Jan 17
Westminster debate shines a light on UK photonics

Parliament discusses looming threat of Brexit and the role that photonics might play in the UK’s new industrial strategy.

25 Jan 17
Photonics West 2017: Southampton's ORC preview

Progress includes: on-wafer testing for Si-photonics, laser and fiber progress, power-scaling of radially-polarised beams.

19 Jan 17
3D-printed robot fingertip wins in Soft Robotics contest

Harvard SEAS competition rewards low-cost tactile sensor, artificial fin, deformation sensor and robot "worm".

17 Jan 17
Shanghai team develops 'world's brightest VUV free-electron laser'

Dalian Coherent Light Source offers tunability from 50 nm to 150 nm in the vacuum ultraviolet spectrum.

11 Jan 17
Startup Challenge shortlist spans health, food safety and smart cars

SPIE Photonics West 2017 is almost upon us and with it diverse photonics competitions and new promotional events.

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