Technology news

Chameleon-like material changes colour when touched

News image12 March 2015
Engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created a chameleon-like material that can change colour when it is touched

Computers that learn could become reality thanks to novel optical fibres

11 March 2015
Computers that function like the human brain could soon become a reality thanks to a research project carried out by scientists from the UK and Singapore

One step closer to terahertz communication thanks to new filters

News image4 March 2015
Engineers have developed filters that can separate different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum. The filters can be produced using an off-the-shelf inkjet printer

New research suggests OLEDs could enable organic lasers

3 March 2015

Scientists image light as both particle and wave simultaneously

3 March 2015

Interaction between light and sound demonstrated on silicon core

17 February 2015

Entangled light particles on a chip could enable faster, more secure computing

27 January 2015

Fraunhofer scientists develop MEMS spectrometer to detect hazardous chemicals

27 January 2015

Scientists prove the impossible by slowing the speed of light

23 January 2015

New technique to improve pulsed lasers

22 January 2015

Laser biospeckle technique to identify the ripeness of fruit

18 December 2014

Smart material transforms clothing into active motion sensors

11 December 2014

New coating developed to give LEDs a warm glow

20 November 2014

Test for photonic IC developed with potential for industrial characterisation

18 November 2014

Laser source developed to investigate gallium nitride

18 November 2014

Asthma inhaler delivery to improve from research using laser trap

17 November 2014

Microring laser cavity developed for single-mode lasing on demand

17 November 2014

New LCD screen can display 3D images without a power source

24 October 2014

First long-distance tractor beam created

22 October 2014

Fusion optics research targets higher laser shot rates

22 October 2014

High-power alexandrite laser developed for space lidar

22 October 2014

Non-metallic mirror shows promise for new optoelectronic devices

21 October 2014

Loss becomes win for laser performance

21 October 2014

Ground breaking research for fibre optic sensors

21 October 2014

Smart bandage glows to show wound healing

14 October 2014

Light-based innovations win Nobel Prize for Physics and Chemistry

8 October 2014

Co-inventors of the OLED and nanomaterials pioneer tipped to win Nobel Prizes

29 September 2014

Element Six helps TiSa laser cool down as project heats up

23 September 2014

Lidar used to unveil El Zota, an ancient Mesoamerican site

23 September 2014

Clear future for photovoltaics

22 August 2014

Lasers send microscopes viral

18 August 2014

A thousand robots move together to create shapes on command

15 August 2014

Laser with energy of a power station boosts European research facility

12 August 2014