Technology news

UK researchers produce bio-superlens with spider silk

News image22 August 2016
Scientists from the UK's Bangor and Oxford universities have created a superlens using spider silk, which may provide a new solution to integrating optics in biological systems

Researchers develop heat-resistant broad-spectrum PV device

News image11 August 2016
A group of researchers in Denmark have developed a heat-resistant device for capturing a broad spectrum of sunlight that can be produced inexpensively through widely available film-deposition techniques

Hyperspectral imaging to be trialed for early detection of Alzheimer's

News image29 July 2016
A phase one human trial has begun to identify the early stages of Alzheimer's disease by imaging the retina with a spectral camera

Fibre optic probe developed to monitor brain temperature following injury

27 July 2016

Horizon 2020 project develops miniature spectrometers to aid cancer biopsies

21 July 2016

Extremely large telescopes could be assembled in space using robotics and optics

20 July 2016

Rembrandt may have used optics to aid self portraits, new research suggests

14 July 2016

Researchers overcome diffraction limit of telescopes

11 July 2016

Self cleaning metals produced with laser cutting technology

8 July 2016

Squeezed vacuum source to enhance gravitational wave detection

28 June 2016

Nobel laureate develops enhanced DNA imaging technique

20 June 2016

Colour-changing nanomaterials developed for roll-to-roll production

8 June 2016

Alpao to develop adaptive optics for European Extremely Large Telescope

7 June 2016

Fraunhofer institutes display new optics production methods at Optatec

7 June 2016

EUV lithography used to produce microchips a few atoms thick

2 June 2016

Laser technology to aid judges in gymnastic scoring

31 May 2016

Photonics space technology comes back down to Earth

19 May 2016

Photonic crystals cool solar cells while maintaining sunlight absorption

10 May 2016

Researchers measure forces of light smaller than one piconewton

3 May 2016

Study suggests lighting affects academic performance

29 April 2016

Lidar-equipped Ford navigates in pitch darkness

29 April 2016

Researchers 3D print high quality micron-scale optics

20 April 2016

Laser imaging system used to record tadpole heartbeat

18 April 2016

World's first high energy plasma-based accelerator to be built

13 April 2016

Fraunhofer develops blood sorting system for early cancer diagnosis

31 March 2016

Max Planck scientists couple high-power lasers into hollow optical fibres

23 March 2016

Combined gas and fibre laser gives mid-infrared emission

16 March 2016

European Commission announces schemes to boost photonics SMEs

23 February 2016

Laser interferometer detects gravitational waves for the first time

11 February 2016

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

11 February 2016

L'Oréal unveils wearable patch for monitoring UV exposure

25 January 2016

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