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29 Nov 17
Thin, flat meta-lenses with tunable features developed

Korean-UK group makes “credit card-thick” metasurface lenses from graphene and gold, to focus terahertz beams.

28 Nov 17
Raman method shows progress of Alzheimer's disease at cell level

Researchers at University of Twente reveal early signs of disease; technique could be adapted for surgical use in vivo.

22 Nov 17
Stacked color sensor exceeds mosaic performance

Swiss group finds that overlaying new color detectors boosts resolution and sensitivity to multiple wavelengths.

22 Nov 17
Solliance claims new records for R2R perovskite solar cells

Latest breakthrough “another step towards rapid introduction of efficient solar cell technology”.

21 Nov 17
BAE Systems develops film to protect pilots from laser attack

Selective film prevents laser transmission, but allows natural light to pass though canopy.

21 Nov 17
Greatcell wins €700,000 Horizon 2020 grant for PV

Italian subsidiary of Australian former Dyesol company is partnered with CEA, EPFL University of Rome and Fraunhofer.

14 Nov 17
Modified optogenetic process controls single neurons

Focused laser beam on individual cells could map key brain activities that drive behavior.

07 Nov 17
Lockheed to adapt fiber laser weapon for fighter jet

$26.3M development project focused around three subsystems including high-energy laser capable of disabling enemy targets.

02 Nov 17
Optical fiber-illuminated pajamas treat jaundiced newborns

"Satin weave" onesie frees babies from incubators, while delivering blue light photo-therapy more safely, says EMPA.

31 Oct 17
Laser pulse shrinks to 43 attoseconds

ETH Zurich team hits new record-breaking mark, beating previous best of 53 attoseconds set at University of Central Florida.

30 Oct 17
Silicon photonics spectrometer senses methane gas

IBM researchers say absorption spectroscopy platform can be extended into 'fingerprint' mid-infrared spectrum.

26 Oct 17
Novel optical receiver design significantly boosts broadband speed

UNLOC project receiver is simpler and cheaper, requiring just a quarter of the detectors used in conventional devices.

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