Applications news

Laser-speckle method detects bacteria on food in seconds

11 April 2016
Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institutes of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea have developed a low-cost method for detecting bacteria on the surface of foods in just a few seconds

Pizza delivery robot uses laser technology to navigate independently

News image11 April 2016
An autonomous pizza delivery vehicle that uses laser technology to navigate independently will be delivering pizzas this month in Australia

Tamper-proof hologram created with UV nanosecond laser

News image8 April 2016
Scientists in the UK have created a tamper-proof hologram using an ultra-violet nanosecond-pulsed laser. The which could replace serial numbers and barcodes and reduce the trade in counterfeit goods

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

Laser shoes win UK independent living competition

16 November 2015

Land Rover mobile observatory uses spectrometry to study volcanoes

4 November 2015

Handheld optical scanner to enable real time breast cancer screening

30 October 2015

Faster antibiotic resistance analysis for sepsis sufferers

8 October 2015

Scientists combine femtosecond lasers with OCT for better laser eye surgery

1 October 2015

Gemini Planet Imager discovers Jupiter-like exoplanet

17 August 2015

FDA-approved 3D printed pill makes tablets easier to swallow

6 August 2015

'Optical dog's nose' to sniff out diseases

9 July 2015

Novel NIR spectroscopic imaging improves detection of poor circulation

1 July 2015

Iconic Amsterdam museum uses Raman spectroscopy to study paintings

17 June 2015

Lidar systems installed across UK to detect volcanic ash

5 June 2015

Nanospirals and ultrafast lasers to protect against fraud

4 June 2015

Anti-reflective coatings to make 3D cinema glasses redundant

14 May 2015

Potential non-harmful cancer drug discovered using femtosecond laser spectroscopy

13 May 2015

Australian scientists develop portable gold detection method

11 May 2015

Optical lens transforms smartphone camera into microscope

8 May 2015