November 2015

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Art enlightened

Today`s artists can use an array of optoelectronic technologies to create amazing interactive art installations. But rather than the engineering simply enabling the art, Nadya Anscombe finds out how art has also pushed the boundaries of engineering

Fibre optics

The changing face of optical fibres

Gemma Church investigates the increasing application areas and architecture of optical fibres outside of the telecoms industry

Heart surgery

UV catheter fixes heart defects non-invasively

Jessica Rowbury reports on a new method of performing minimally invasive heart surgery using UV light

Laser diodes

Healing light

Diode lasers are well-suited to a diverse array of medical applications ranging from cosmetic to surgical, as Jessica Rowbury finds out