October 2015

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Super-resolution microscopy with a lighter touch

Super-resolution microscopy techniques have pushed the resolving power of light microscopes, but the methods can also cause photobleaching. Andy Extance discusses how scientific institutions and super-resolution companies are tackling this challenge

iSpex-EU project

Crowdsourcing photonics experiment to study air pollution

Jessica Rowbury investigates the iSpex-EU project, a study underway that enlists members of the public to take air pollution readings via their mobile phones


Easy on the eye

Tim Hayes discusses how photonics technologies are being used to diagnose and treat eye conditions such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration

Optical polishing and finishing

Finishing school for optics

Jessica Rowbury looks at the advances being made in optical polishing techniques