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Laser interferometer detects gravitational waves for the first time

News image11 February 2016
Scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the United States have detected gravitational waves for the first time

Scientists develop new, cheap way to make radially polarised white light

11 February 2016
Scientists from the UK have developed a new, low-cost method for creating radially polarised white light, which could lead to scientific advances in astronomy and microscopy

L'Oréal unveils wearable patch for monitoring UV exposure

News image25 January 2016
French cosmetics company L'Oréal has launched My UV Patch, a stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure and help consumers educate themselves about sun protection

UC Berkeley scientists develop processor with inbuilt photonic I/O

7 January 2016

British woman sees for the first time in 16 years with light sensitive chip

7 January 2016

English Cathedral analysed by a Leica laser scanner

8 December 2015

Black hole expert receives £100k Philip Levenhulme Prize

30 October 2015

UV catheter fixes heart defects non-invasively

13 October 2015

MIT team develops method to 3D print glass

20 September 2015

Nanowire springs show potential for photovoltaics

14 September 2015

Fraunhofer produces OLEDs on graphene

10 September 2015

Stretchable wearable LED display developed for clothing

9 September 2015

MIT develops tunable luminescent materials

9 September 2015

Lasers used during brain surgery reduce side effects

27 August 2015

Laser fusion jet engine patented

24 July 2015

Gigapixel multispectral microscope developed for drug discovery

23 July 2015

New Horizons spacecraft captures spectroscopic data from Pluto

15 July 2015

MIT scientists develop quantum dot spectrometers for use in smart phones

6 July 2015

Sentinel-2A satellite to transfer data via laser

30 June 2015

Record length hollow core photonic bandgap fibre produced

18 June 2015

Nanophotonic coherent imager developed for superfine 3D resolution

21 April 2015

Nanoparticles machined with ultrafast laser to combat antimicrobial resistance

20 April 2015

Biophotonic laser delivers particles into cells 100,000 times per minute

15 April 2015

IBM advances silicon photonics for faster computing

8 April 2015

Chameleon-like material changes colour when touched

12 March 2015

Computers that learn could become reality thanks to novel optical fibres

11 March 2015

One step closer to terahertz communication thanks to new filters

4 March 2015

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