Technology news

Clear future for photovoltaics

News image22 August 2014
Scientists from Michigan State University have developed a transparent solar concentrator which can be used on anything that has a clear surface, from windows to cell phone screens

Lasers send microscopes viral

News image18 August 2014
An atomic force microscope that can sense forces equivalent to the weight of an individual virus has been developed by a team of physicists from the Australian National University (ANU)

A thousand robots move together to create shapes on command

News image15 August 2014
A thousand-robot 'flash mob' capable of assembling into almost any shape on command has been developed by researchers at Harvard University in the United States. The individual robots use infrared light to simultaneously arrange themselves

Laser with energy of a power station boosts European research facility

12 August 2014

Controlling electrical behaviour of graphene with laser pulses

4 August 2014

Cambridge researcher develops non-CNC aspheric lens machine

30 July 2014

Renewable energy from spinach? Laser study shows potential

25 July 2014

World record set for solar cell efficiency

15 July 2014

Holographic optic to advance augmented reality

8 July 2014

Optical sensor reaches record temperatures above 800°C

8 July 2014

Ultrafast lasers used to identify toxic hazards

4 July 2014

JenLab wins award for surgical femtosecond laser

30 June 2014

Researchers develop new ultralight, ultrastiff 3D printed materials

30 June 2014

Tabletop particle accelerators possible with new laser-plasma approach

23 June 2014

Nanostructures enhance terahertz light generation

23 June 2014

Low-cost TiO2 nanoparticles promise improved optical devices

23 June 2014

Biometric watch uses light to measure blood glucose

13 June 2014

Paralysed teenager wearing robotic exoskeleton to kick-off World Cup

12 June 2014

Lidar improved using MEMS tuneable VCSELs

6 June 2014

The hidden lymphatic system imaged using lasers and night-vision technology

6 June 2014

Laser system developed to mimic sunlight and test solar efficiency

30 May 2014

LZH develops filters for Extremely Large Telescope

20 May 2014

Method for observing edges of 2D materials critical to nanoelectronics

20 May 2014

Proving the impossible: experiment devised to convert light into matter

19 May 2014

LED and nanotechnology used to create a sunny day in all weathers

2 May 2014

New bidirectional sensor measures the shape and roughness of shafts inline

30 April 2014

World's first photonics crystal laser created

28 April 2014

3D printed microscopes for as little as $2

25 April 2014

Combs of light accelerate communication

24 April 2014

Perfect nanospheres using ultrashort laser pulses

23 April 2014

Laser repair of fibre reinforced plastics cuts costs

8 April 2014

Perovskite laser raises expectations for higher solar cell efficiencies

7 April 2014

Molybdenum disulphide possible graphene alternative as photosensor

4 April 2014