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Nobel laureate develops enhanced DNA imaging technique

News image20 June 2016
A Stanford University team led by Nobel laureate William E Moerner has developed an enhanced imaging technique for probing the structure of individual DNA strands at the nanoscale

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

News image8 June 2016
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have devised a new method for stacking microscopic marbles, producing intriguing materials which scatter light into intense colours

Alpao to develop adaptive optics for European Extremely Large Telescope

7 June 2016
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the French company Alpao will soon be joining efforts to develop adaptive optics for extremely large telescopes in Europe

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

Fraunhofer produces OLEDs on graphene

10 September 2015

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