A European collaboration featuring multiple universities, companies and research institutes is developing a wearable obstacle-detection system based on autonomous vehicle technology that could assist the visually impaired
Physicists at Heriot-Watt University and the Universities of Bath and Edinburgh in the UK have broadened the potential applications of time-stretch spectroscopy
The European Southern Observatory has awarded four contracts for the development of major components of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)
Fraunhofer scientists have succeeded for the first time in producing OLED electrodes from graphene. The electrodes are transparent, flexible, and conductive – making them ideal for touch screens, wearables and photovoltaic applications
France completed building the world’s first solar panel road In Tourouvre-au-Perche, Normandy, in December
Images of cubic metre volumes have been achieved with optical coherence tomography (OCT) by an industry-academia collaboration between MIT, Praevium Research, Thorlabs and Acacia Communications
A mobile laser unit is being developed that reduces the time it takes to rescue people in traffic accidents.
The project involves laser research centre, Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), in addition to several photonics and automobile companies such as Coherent, Laservision and Volkswagon.
As part of an EU-funded project, a team of scientists is developing a sensor capable of detecting multiple gasses several times faster and 10 ten times cheaper than existing systems
A new biophotonic light sensor has been developed that can identify Legionella bacterium - the source of the fatal Legionnaire's disease - 240 times faster than current identification methods
In a joint research project, Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), a German laser technology research firm, is developing a biohybrid cardiac pacemaker that uses targeted optical stimulation to treat cardiac arrhythmia