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Lasers pose grave risk for Tucson air traffic

Lasers pose grave risk for Tucson air traffic

Tucson ranks high in country for number of reported incidents involving aircraft.

August 09, 2014 7:30 pm Video Photos

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Raytheon's newest guided artillery shell nears full production

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems and the Army have completed a key testing milestone for the latest version of the Excalibur M982 precision-guided artillery shell, moving the weapon a step closer to full-rate production.

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Brewer vetoes outside probe of child-welfare office, signs other bills

PHOENIX — Calling the spending unnecessary, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a measure Wednesday to hire an outside expert to study the state’s child-welfare agency.

April 30, 2014 5:34 pmLoading…
Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems says the company and partner L-3 Communications have successfully test-fired a laser-guided rocket developed with the United Arab Emirates, demonstrating its potential use for protecting ships.

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Sheriff’s department has new tool in crime-fighting arsenal: 3-D laser scanner

Lawbreakers be warned: The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has a new high-tech crime-solving tool in its arsenal.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am
Tucson Tech: 'Hackerspace' christens new downtown home

Tucson Tech: 'Hackerspace' christens new downtown home

The treasurer of the nonprofit Xerocraft Hackerspace, Jeremy Briddle, was excited about the group’s planned move into the old Steinfeld Warehouse downtown from its cramped space in South Tucson.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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NASA rover prepares to use laser on a Martian rock

LOS ANGELES — Ready, set, fire.

August 17, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…
Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

AdValue Photonics award-winning laser is made of optical fiber such as the one pictured above. The company uses glass fiber impregnated with the element thulium to give the glass special properties.

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Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention," R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Awards have for nearly 50 years honored game-changing technologies, from the flashcube (1965) to high-definition television (1998).

July 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Marcus Smith, a glass technician with AdValue Photonics, drills a hole into a block of glass. The optics company won an R&D 100 award for a special fiber-optic laser that is the first of its kind to operate in the mid-infrared wavelength of 2 microns.

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Minimally invasive epilepsy surgery available in Tucson

Physicians at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus are now offering minimally invasive MRI-guided brain surgery for epilepsy patients.

June 01, 2012 10:44 amLoading…
Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings fire and sizzle to Tucson show

Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings fire and sizzle to Tucson show

On a stage painted in blue light, with plumes of smoke drifting above, Trans-Siberian Orchestra pianist Vitalij Kuprij softly played the opening strains of the Overture to “Beethoven’s Last Night.”

March 30, 2012 7:15 am Video

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Probation for man who pointed laser light at aircraft SW of Tucson

A 20-year-old man who pointed a green laser light at a Pima County Sheriff's Department aircraft last July has been placed on one year of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

February 14, 2012 5:02 pm

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