Technology news

Ultrashort pulses compressed to achieve nuclear reactor outputs

26 September 2016
Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have discovered a way to compress ultrashort laser pulses while increasing the peak power to half a terawatt

Micro display glasses allow wearers to control machines with eyes

News image20 September 2016
The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has developed glasses incorporating OLED micro displays that could improve the interaction between humans and machines

Fraunhofer Li-Fi module to improve factory automation

News image20 September 2016
A team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden has developed a Li-Fi communication module that enables wireless networking between devices used in industrial production

Quantum encryption generator made for mobile devices

13 September 2016

Silicon carbide polishing approach wins Rudolf Kingslake Award

6 September 2016

Diamond enables development of ultra-pure frequency lasers

5 September 2016

UK researchers produce bio-superlens with spider silk

22 August 2016

Researchers develop heat-resistant broad-spectrum PV device

11 August 2016

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

29 July 2016

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