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22 Apr 16
SPIE DCS 2016: DARPA evokes The Matrix with brain implant project

Thought zero-power brain implants were a Hollywood fantasy? Not if DARPA succeeds in research now under way.

20 Apr 16
BRIDLE project reports positive diode lasers progress

As 3-year project concludes, European partners detail their achievements in performance improvements and efficiency.

19 Apr 16
EU grants €2.5 million for terahertz probe into protein reactions

Team led by Bochum's Martina Havenith develops new method to measure real time heat and energy changes at protein-solvent interface.

18 Apr 16
SPIE DCS 2016: optical chip tracks mutating 'flu virus

Pattern-recognition technique does not rely on fluorescent labeling and works with tiny sample volumes.

07 Apr 16
Optical technique promises faster, cheaper carbon dating

Researchers in Italy develop compact spectroscopy tool claimed to be ten times cheaper than radio-carbon dating.

06 Apr 16
KVH developing low-cost fiber-optic gyro for driverless cars

Rhode Island sensor firm also releases developer kit to support integration and testing activity.

06 Apr 16
Graphene shows promise for next-generation optical communications

Integrated photonics systems based on graphene and silicon photonics could improve network performance while cutting costs.

05 Apr 16
Terahertz system 'built from standard components'

Team from Heinrich Hertz Institut in Germany to present laser-based terahertz system at Hannover Messe later this month.

31 Mar 16
Swedish researchers develop ‘transparent wood’ for solar cells

Project at Royal Institute of Technology cuts lignin, nano-engineers transparency for new PV and architectural materials.

30 Mar 16
UK backs light-based manufacturing projects

£2.7M from EPSRC to support four studies including pulsed laser deposition to make laser crystals.

29 Mar 16
Photon recycling promises more perovskite efficiency gains

Finding published in Science suggests simple way to generate 'huge gains' in energy efficiency.

29 Mar 16
OFC 2016: Novel multi-core fiber enables ultra-long transmission

Sumitomo Electric sets “new records of low attenuation in low spatial mode dispersion transmission”.

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