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07 Jan 16
CES 2016: helmets, drones and automobiles

German optics giant Zeiss makes its debut at the Las Vegas event as photonics-driven advances abound.

30 Dec 15
First speakers announced for International Year of Light wrap

Nobel laureates John Mather and Shuji Nakamura to address hundreds of IYL VIPs at grand finale in Mexico.

24 Dec 15
UK photonics 'launchpad' offers SME research funding

£500k competition aims to stimulate hotspot of photonics businesses in North Wales.

16 Dec 15
NASA refines and tests ICESat-2’s laser aim

New bespoke steering mechanism is key to successful planned laser scans of Earth from 2017.

09 Dec 15
Flexible solar panels power Cygnus to ISS rendez-vous

Fan-like, lightweight solar modules unfurled in Earth orbit for first time.

08 Dec 15
Texas 'troll' targets US laser firms

Unibeam Photonics files complaints against 27 different companies in notorious court jurisdiction of Marshall, Texas.

02 Dec 15
Route des Lasers attracts new firms to French cluster

Startups Moria Lase, Irisiome and Spark Lasers join Aquitaine’s growing photonics and optics group.

26 Nov 15
IYL to close with film festival in Mexico

Official closing ceremony of year-long celebration of light takes place in Mérida in early February.

25 Nov 15
UK government backs photonics commercialization hub

EPSRC allocates £10 million in central funding for ‘national hub in high-value photonic manufacturing’ in Southampton.

12 Nov 15
Institute of Photonics marks 20 years of innovation

Gathering of the clans in Glasgow gives a foretaste of optical breakthroughs to come.

10 Nov 15
Optogenetics pioneers claim Breakthrough Prize

Karl Deisseroth and Ed Boyden win $3M each and rub shoulders with the likes of Russell Crowe and Pharrell Williams on the red carpet in Silicon Valley.

10 Nov 15
UK ICT researchers recognized by EPSRC awards

Photonics technologies dominate university research competition; won by Jonathan Roberts, of Lancaster University.

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