May 2022

Building a new semiconductor fab can cost more than €10bn. Credit: Imec

Subsidising a way out of semicon shortages

Proposed multi-billion dollar and euro packages look set to increase uptake of leading-edge lithography, including for photonic technologies, finds Andy Extance

Mathias Bochow, GFZ Helmholtz Centre, Potsdam, is working on the Trace project to track marine plastic. Credit: Frank Schweikert, Aldebaran Marine Research & Broadcast  (www.aldebaran.org/en/)

The hyperspectral view from space

Abigail Williams speaks to scientists tracking marine plastic using satellite spectral imagery

GasSight is a low-cost imager based on quantum technology that can produce real time video of methane gas. (Credit: QuantIC)

From Cats to Cameras: A Quantum Story

Matthew Dale asks whether quantum technologies are ready to be seen on the global stage at one of the world’s largest photonics exhibitions

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