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26 Oct 21
German project develops electric-assisted truck with integrated solar power panels

Fraunhofer institutes equip 18 ton truck with a 3.5 kW peak PV system; now undergoing test drives on Freiburg streets.

25 Oct 21
US DoE greenlights petawatt laser facility at SLAC, Stanford

High-power lasers to work with lab’s X-ray laser to boost understanding of matter.

21 Oct 21
Rice University 3D-prints nanostructures of glass, crystal for photonics

Two-photon polymerization used to create structures of just a few hundred nanometers in size.

21 Oct 21
Imec and miDiagnostics set to commercialize Covid breathalyser

A licensing agreement is intended to bring laser-based PCR test to market.

20 Oct 21
New silicon Si22 allotrope promises ‘excellent’ PV performance...

...while NREL-Mines innovation using electron paramagnetic resonance cuts degradation of silicon solar panels.

19 Oct 21
Pitted metalens gives light holey orders

Harvard SEAS metasurface has deep narrow holes rather than raised pillars.

14 Oct 21
Fresnel Institute microscopy platform reduces light dosage

Adaptive scanning scheme and algorithm control maintains resolution with improved photon budget.

13 Oct 21
US group develops optical quantum network in ‘real-world’ setting

ORNL, Stanford, Purdue demonstrate a QLAN with entangled photons over “Alice-Bob-Charlie” optical fiber network.

12 Oct 21
Subsurface fluorescence lidar pinpoints location and size of tumors

EPFL and Dartmouth College create detector array to spot fluorescent molecules in scattering media.

11 Oct 21
University of Oklahoma reveals potential of limit-busting solar cells...

...while Ambient Photonics and Universal Electronics partner to develop sustainable solar power for gadgets.

07 Oct 21
Adapting laser bed powder fusion creates ‘defect-free’ metal parts

Researchers at Texas A&M tweak alloy microchemistry to achieve flawless metal 3D printing with LBPF.

06 Oct 21
JILA breath analysis offers real-time disease diagnosis

Enhanced frequency comb and device design allow detection of multiple biomarkers.

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