Technology news

Laser fusion jet engine patented

24 July 2015
A new type of jet engine powered by laser-triggered nuclear reactions is the subject of a patent filed by Boeing on 30 June

Gigapixel multispectral microscope developed for drug discovery

23 July 2015
A team of researchers from Australia and the United States has demonstrated a new multispectral microscope capable of processing the largest such microscopic image ever created

New Horizons spacecraft captures spectroscopic data from Pluto

News image15 July 2015
After a decade-long journey through the solar system, Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft made the closest ever approach to Pluto on Tuesday 14 July, passing the planet at a whopping 14km per second.

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

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