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24 Nov 10
ACTMOST: Europe's catalyst for optics innovation

Hugo Thienpont explains how a new project will offer a risk-free micro-optics service to the commercial sector in Europe.

11 Nov 10
2010 Prism Award finalists revealed

SPIE and Photonics Media announce short-list for awards night at Photonics West in January, with fiber laser and ultrafast technologies featuring among the nominations.

10 Nov 10
NIF clears latest hurdles towards laser fusion

Team operating the giant laser system fired has a 1.3MJ ultraviolet beam at a substitute target and also set a new world record for neutron yield.

09 Nov 10
US and Australia set up $50M solar collaboration

Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard announce joint effort focused on making solar electricity competitive with conventional sources by 2015.

08 Nov 10
Photonex provides focus for UK's PV scene

Small but fast-growing UK photovoltaics sector requires more cohesion, but should ultimately present a major opportunity for the local photonics industry.

27 Oct 10
Photonics West shapes up bigger than ever

Exhibition space for the San Francisco event is selling fast, while paper submissions are up 7% on 2010, say organizers.

20 Oct 10
Relief as UK science escapes major cuts

Frozen science budget may see reduced utilization of the latest photonics research tools, but UK scientists had been braced for a more dramatic impact.

14 Oct 10
China's rare-earth policy hurts optics makers

Export restrictions have sent the price of cerium oxide through the roof, and highlighted the industry's vulnerability to Chinese imports.

14 Oct 10
Budding photonics entrepreneurs: head to Brussels

Two-week modular training course organized by the Photonics Team at Vrije Universiteit Brussel is scheduled for next January.

13 Oct 10
Photonics dominates global cleantech list

More than one-fifth of the early-stage cleantech companies tipped to make a significant market impact in the near future rely on optical technologies.

05 Oct 10
Building solar demand - one house at a time

A combination of lower cell costs, feed-in tariffs and innovative module designs is set to drive a huge expansion of building-integrated photovoltaics.

27 Aug 10
Arizona test-bed adds 14MW solar capacity

Four new power plants are to be installed as part of UA's Solar Zone, which will become the largest multi-technology solar evaluation site in the US.

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