Technology news

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

News image20 July 2016
Scientists from the California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a new space telescope concept that makes use of a modular structure and an assembly robot to enable an extremely large telescope to be assembled in space

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

News image14 July 2016
Rembrandt and other Old Masters may have used lenses and projections to aid self-portraits, according to a recent study carried out by two independent researchers

Researchers overcome diffraction limit of telescopes

11 July 2016
A team of scientists has developed a way to overcome the diffraction limit of telescopes, which has the potential to significantly improve the angular resolution of even moderately size telescopes, benefitting many astronomical applications

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

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