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16 Apr 14
Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

Photovoltaic solar-panel windows coming to a home near you?

15 Apr 14
Raman technique extends to single virus detection

Tip-enhanced version of the spectroscopic technique used to identify herpes-causing virus.

14 Apr 14
Nanoparticles offer route to smarter endoscopy

While regulatory issues remain a challenge, nanoparticles could dramatically increase the effectiveness of the screening technique.

09 Apr 14
Partners demo 400G optical network in Canada

ORION and Alcatel-Lucent claim “first North American 400G network” for research-dedicated link.

03 Apr 14
Ultrafast mirror array enhances gene microscopy

Fraunhofer IPMS develops MEMS mirrors for microscopes; European partners deploying in genetics research.

02 Apr 14
Tyndall team backed to unlock energy in water

€1 million Ireland-US project is the latest attempt to extract ‘clean’ fuel using electrodes and natural light.

27 Mar 14
Perovskite promises solar cell by day, light panel by night

NTU Singapore scientists discover material that could allow touch-and-display screens to double as solar panels.

27 Mar 14
UK and India jointly fund renewable energy R&D projects

UK universities, Indian research center and Tata Steel aim "to revolutionize" solar energy collection and storage techniques.

26 Mar 14
Euro team launches combined SEM-Raman imager

Multi-national research effort to launch novel “RISE” microscope at Analytica 2014 trade show.

20 Mar 14
German trio develops prototype 500mW ultrafast laser

Laser Zentrum Hannover, Menlo Systems and Advanced Optics Solutions collaborate on industrial processing source.

19 Mar 14
Current created in insulator by laser pulse reveals waveform

Promises detector to visualize shape of lightwaves; German-US specialists also anticipate optical means of ultrafast electronic switching.

18 Mar 14
Adaptive optics boosts STED performance

AO can help the technique to operate in 3D mode and see deeper into tissues.

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