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27 Apr 11
European Commission approves giant Czech laser

The first of four Extreme Light Infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe gets the go-ahead, and will be constructed near Prague.

26 Apr 11
DARPA chief: build an Internet for sensors

Speaking at Defense, Security and Sensing 2011 in Florida, Regina Dugan urges development of better ways to handle a growing mass of data.

15 Apr 11
Consortium for Solar Lighting launched

Electronics giant Sharp and solar LED lighting specialist Carmanah Technologies are among the founding members of a new industry group.

14 Apr 11
Northrop delivers first Webb telescope mirrors

Polished and coated hexagonal primary mirror segment for the giant space telescope will eventually be used as a flight spare by NASA.

14 Apr 11
San Diego to get more CPV in 30MW Soitec deal

Concentrated photovoltaic firm gets another vote of confidence in southern California with deal for three more sites.

12 Apr 11
PV loans survive US budget cuts for FY2011

But the Department of Energy will have to make significant cuts to its energy efficiency and renewable energy program.

08 Apr 11
Opnext operations hit by quake interruption

US-headquartered company says that interruptions to chip and module manufacturing in Japan will drag down Q4 revenues.

07 Apr 11
Japan quake: Sony resumes laser fab operations

Sony has partially re-opened its semiconductor laser fab, while other photonics companies impacted by the disaster are battling power cuts.

30 Mar 11
Green photonics: beyond PV and LEDs

European politicians and bureaucrats should be made increasingly aware of “green” manufacturing techniques, as well as PV and LED applications.

24 Mar 11
Canada's INO lands $45M federal funding

The country's largest center for industrial optics and photonics technology development receives a major boost from the Canadian government.

16 Mar 11
Salk Institute pushes limits of biological imaging

$20M investment in cutting-edge tools that beat the diffraction limit has added a new dimension to acute disease research.

14 Mar 11
Sony, Nikon, Canon sites impacted by Japan quake

Optical device production at some of Japan's major manufacturing locations is suspended following the huge earthquake and tsunami.

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