Technology news

MIT team develops method to 3D print glass

News image20 September 2015
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a 3D printer capable of producing optically transparent glass objects

Nanowire springs show potential for photovoltaics

News image14 September 2015
Twisting straight nanowires into springs can increase the amount of light the wires absorb by up to 23 per cent, according to new research publish in the journal Applied Optics

Fraunhofer produces OLEDs on graphene

News image10 September 2015
The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FEP) has developed OLEDs on graphene

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

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