February 2016

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Biophotonics

Is a solution for sepsis in sight?

Jessica Rowbury looks at how photonics is helping to tackle the challenges associated with diagnosing sepsis

Lithography

The future of EUV lithography

Extreme ultraviolet lithography holds the potential for transforming semiconductor manufacturing. Gemma Church finds that commercial systems could be put into production within the next two years

Tech Focus

Could photonics be The Force behind a real lightsaber?

As Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks box office records worldwide, Jessica Rowbury discusses whether photonics technologies could ever be used to build a real-life lightsaber

Wearable Technology

The Emperor's new photonics clothes

Rachel Berkowitz discusses how wearable technologies for applications such as media, sports, logistics, and medicine are improving in terms of design and functionality