Technology news

Laser biospeckle technique to identify the ripeness of fruit

18 December 2014
Researchers have developed a non-invasive way to identify the ripeness of fruit. As described in the journal Applied Optics, the team from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and the University of Western Brittany in France used a laser biospeckle technique to find the ideal time to harvest apples

Smart material transforms clothing into active motion sensors

News image11 December 2014
A smart textile that transforms garments into active motion sensors has been developed by Cambridge Consultants. The wearable technology uses fibre optic sensors and can be used for almost any type of clothing

New coating developed to give LEDs a warm glow

20 November 2014
Researchers have developed LEDs that can emit redder, warmer colours when dimmed. To create these shades that are more favourable to the human eye, the bulbs are coated with composite material that absorbs different wavelengths of light as the temperature of the LED changes

Test for photonic IC developed with potential for industrial characterisation

18 November 2014

Laser source developed to investigate gallium nitride

18 November 2014

Asthma inhaler delivery to improve from research using laser trap

17 November 2014

Microring laser cavity developed for single-mode lasing on demand

17 November 2014

New LCD screen can display 3D images without a power source

24 October 2014

First long-distance tractor beam created

22 October 2014

Fusion optics research targets higher laser shot rates

22 October 2014

High-power alexandrite laser developed for space lidar

22 October 2014

Non-metallic mirror shows promise for new optoelectronic devices

21 October 2014

Loss becomes win for laser performance

21 October 2014

Ground breaking research for fibre optic sensors

21 October 2014

Smart bandage glows to show wound healing

14 October 2014

Light-based innovations win Nobel Prize for Physics and Chemistry

8 October 2014

Co-inventors of the OLED and nanomaterials pioneer tipped to win Nobel Prizes

29 September 2014

Element Six helps TiSa laser cool down as project heats up

23 September 2014

Lidar used to unveil El Zota, an ancient Mesoamerican site

23 September 2014

Clear future for photovoltaics

22 August 2014

Lasers send microscopes viral

18 August 2014

A thousand robots move together to create shapes on command

15 August 2014

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