Technology news

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

News image24 October 2014
Chargers could one day be a thing of the past thanks to the development of an LCD screen that doesn't need a power source

First long-distance tractor beam created

News image22 October 2014
A long-distance optical tractor beam that can attract and repel particles 100 times further than previously possible has been developed by scientists from the Australian National University (ANU)

Fusion optics research targets higher laser shot rates

22 October 2014
Overcoming some of the challenges of engineering optics for laser inertial confinement fusion could ensure the UK retains a leading position in the field of nuclear fusion, Professor David Neely from the Central Laser Facility at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, has said at Photonex

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

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