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26 Jan 16
IMEC and Total extend 'smart' solar collaboration

Oil company wants to raise PV panel output with 23%-efficient bifacial solar panels and better weather prediction.

21 Jan 16
Finland launches R&D project into optical measurement systems

VTT-led Terävä ("Sharp") project to develop new online, optical sensing systems for diverse industries.

19 Jan 16
Flexible optical sensor suits biometrics

UK-France collaboration develops large-area fingerprint and vein sensor based on new organic printed photodetectors.

14 Jan 16
Ireland announces €28M high-tech investment

Photonics supporting core areas of new research into key enabling technologies to be investigated.

13 Jan 16
Subsea camera can see further, more clearly, even in murk

Norwegian-led UTOFIA project uses time of flight to improve underwater images for fishing and oil industry roles.

13 Jan 16
Filament coating boosts bulb efficiency

Redirecting waste heat breathes new life into old bulbs, with further benefits expected for thermo-photovoltaics.

06 Jan 16
Transatlantic cell sets latest solar record

Research-level, dual-junction device features sub-cells made in Switzerland and the US and then stacked mechanically.

04 Jan 16
Fiber-optic sensor tipped for embryo monitoring

Developmental fluorescent probe can measure hydrogen peroxide and pH simultaneously.

30 Dec 15
Thermal microscopy investigates individual living cells

French heat-mapping project can detect and identify various disease conditions.

30 Dec 15
Israel's first 3D and functional printing center opens

Launched at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to offer teaching and commercialization potential.

30 Dec 15
Essilor and CNRS partner to develop smarter eyewear

French duo renew partnership to improve spectacles - and business potential.

24 Dec 15
Twente high-tech spin-offs to develop 5G optical chips

EU investing €1.6 million in 'HAMLET' research project with Solmates, Lionix and Satrax.

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