Fitting photovoltaic panels to semi-trailers could save up to 1,900 litres of fuel per year, according to a Fraunhofer study assessing the economic feasibility of PV in commercial vehicles
For the first time, researchers have used optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy to observe the development of blood vessels in zebrafish embryos without using any labels or contrast agents
To meet the increasing popularity of using mobile phone apps to pay for purchases, researchers from the University of Oxford in the UK have developed a method for transmitting quantum keys at a high enough data rate to ensure data security while compensating for moving hands.
The handheld device, which the researchers say could be miniaturised for use in a mobile device, will help ensure consumers’ personal financial information is safe from cyber-attacks.
Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) are to present a light-fidelity (LiFi) hotspot as a prototype for optical wireless communication for distances up to 10 metres, and at speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second, at the 2017 Optical Fibre Communication (OFC) trade fair
European scientists are developing a new augmented reality (AR) surgical visor capable of superimposing a patient’s X-ray images and other medical information in perfect 3D unison with their anatomy
A research team at the university of Surrey, UK has devised a new method to characterise the internal structures of natural materials
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