Thought for the month

“You cannot have freedom without a rule of law ... and if you don't have it, what you tend to get is corruption and that is death to freedom, it's death to truth, it's death to honour, it's death to democracy.”

Margaret Thatcher, 1 October 1996.

Friday, 11 March 2016

In Brief

The EU’s Photonics Public Private Partnership has launched three manufacturing pilot lines to help small businesses take photonics technologies from lab to market. They will focus on health applications, flexible organic light-emitting diodes and sensors for the detection of chemicals in gas and liquids Professor Colin Whitehouse has been appointed as Chair of the Cardiff based Compound Semiconductor Centre. 2D tin monoxide layers deposited on sapphire substrates by pulsed laser deposition have shown p-type conduction. More than 18,300 people applied to join NASA’s 2017 astronaut class. The 18-month process will end with the selection of 8-14 individuals going on for the opportunity to become astronaut candidates.

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