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18 Mar 19
Finger-mounted probe reveals elasticity of tissues

University of Western Australia project could assist in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

15 Mar 19
New wavemeter promises enhanced sensors and comms networks

University of St Andrews improves existing methods of using speckle to measure wavelength.

13 Mar 19
ORC's Silicon Photonics group partners with CompoundTek for design

Associated fabrication facilities located in Southampton's Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics.

13 Mar 19
Scientists at TU Vienna develop ‘random anti-laser’

Laser concept is time-reversed: light source becomes perfect light absorber; device could offer applications in mobile and medical.

13 Mar 19
Photoacoustics powers light-activated micropump

University of Houston project could open up new uses for microfluidic technology.

12 Mar 19
Yale project lets light penetrate opaque media without dispersing

Carefully tailored wavefronts might assist in deep-tissue imaging and optogenetics.

12 Mar 19
Oxford Instruments, partners launch EU Horizon 2020 project ULISSES

Four-year H2020 effort to develop silicon photonics-based air sensors “for everyone, everywhere”.

28 Feb 19
German R&D group launches Digital Innovation Hub Photonics in Jena

Push by Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics, Friedrich Schiller University and Thuringia state designed to support young photonics entrepreneurs.

27 Feb 19
Southampton's Zepler shares in £100m UK funding to develop AI

Planning new Centre for Doctoral Training in Machine Intelligence for Nano-electronic Devices & Systems – or “MINDS”.

25 Feb 19
Polariton filter coverts laser beam into quantum light

Significant development led by Macquarie, Australia, could improve applications in quantum communication and optical quantum data processing.

22 Feb 19
CNRS-developed AntBot is first robot to travel without GPS

Navigates by "celestial compass" sensitive to polarized light from sky; promises new control strategies for autonomous vehicles.

21 Feb 19
Next-gen 'meta-optics' created rapidly at room temperature

Scientists from EPFL have developed a simple way to produce metasurfaces in just a few minutes at low temperatures.

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