Applications news

L'Oréal and Poietis partner to bioprint hair follicles

3 October 2016
Biotech company Poietis and cosmetics giant L'Oréal have formed a research partnership with the goal of 3D printing a hair follicle - the small organ that produces hair - using laser-assisted bioprinting technology

German laser diodes on board ESA's Gaia star-surveyor spacecraft

News image23 September 2016
Two laser diodes from German company Eagleyard Photonics are working on board Gaia, the ESA's billion-star surveyor spacecraft

Spectroscopy shows microbeads are accumulating in oceans

News image21 September 2016
The UK government has announced plans to ban microbeads in household products. The decision follows research using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy that shows micro-plastics are accumulating in oceans and sea ice

New light sensor can detect E.coli in minutes

7 September 2016

Lidar mapping of Great Barrier Reef reveals separate vast reef

5 September 2016

Organic LEDs could light the way to new medical therapy techniques

30 August 2016

Optoelectronic device simulates vision prior to cataract surgery

23 August 2016

Facebook develops detector for LiFi internet

25 July 2016

3D printing produces lenses the size of a human hair

25 July 2016

Implant that changes shape of cornea approved by FDA

11 July 2016

Cambridge researchers mix molecules with light

6 July 2016

Medieval cities in Cambodian forest discovered using lidar

16 June 2016

Light-induced electron movement to lead to high speed electronics

8 June 2016

Raman spectroscopy used to detect radiation damage in cells

2 June 2016

US distillery creates new bourbon flavours using infrared light

24 May 2016

Terahertz-based system could detect explosives in microseconds

24 May 2016

Laser-speckle method detects bacteria on food in seconds

11 April 2016

Pizza delivery robot uses laser technology to navigate independently

11 April 2016

Tamper-proof hologram created with UV nanosecond laser

8 April 2016

Samsung files patent for monitoring health with laser technology

23 March 2016

Laser technique could help create more eco-friendly batteries

23 March 2016

Adolescent girl receives 3D printed tracheal splints in life-saving surgery

16 March 2016

Europe's largest floating solar farm installed near London

7 March 2016

Scientists develop paintable window coating using photonic crystals

3 March 2016

Holoxica secures €1.28m EU funding for holographic video display

23 February 2016

Researchers develop nanolasers for silicon photonics

23 February 2016

Researchers 'weld' neurons using femtosecond laser

11 February 2016

France to add solar panels to 1,000km of road

4 February 2016

London to trial driverless cars

29 January 2016

System for trapping microbubbles to enable better medical products

28 January 2016

UK's largest light festival comes to London

15 January 2016

Cleaning system developed for National Ignition Facility optics

11 January 2016

Fraunhofer develops a laser process simulation mobile app

8 December 2015