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Research & Development
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.

21 Feb 19
Stable perovskite films promise improved LED efficiency

City University of Hong Kong fabrication method boosts performance and operational lifetime.

20 Feb 19
Reverse wiring of LEDs helps chips feel the chill

University of Michigan discovery could be used for temperature control in future computers.

19 Feb 19
Light therapy offers pain relief after cancer treatment

University at Buffalo will investigate alternatives to prescription opioids for oral ulcers and swelling.

13 Feb 19
Near-infrared light kills cancer, builds immune response

This NIR photo immune therapy is to be licensed to Rakuten Aspyrian Therapeutics, in San Mateo, California.

13 Feb 19
Wavelength control in quantum dot lasers could assist sensing and communication

University of Utah project couples pairs of microdisk lasers for consistent single-wavelength output.

12 Feb 19
TERIPHIC sees path to terabit datacom applications

EU project intends to develop terabit optical transceivers through photonic integration.

02 Feb 19
Blue OLED on silicon sensor detects phosphorescence

Fraunhofer FEP developers to demo prototype, which is designed for oxygen ratio monitoring, at Embedded World 2019.

29 Jan 19
'lnPulse' pilot line to give Europe edge in PICs development

Sixteen partners coordinated by TU Eindhoven start work on four-year €14m EC-funded project.

29 Jan 19
MIT laser system transmits audible messages to audience

Could be used for communications in noisy situations or even warn groups of a dangerous situation – such as an active shooter.

23 Jan 19
Achromatic metalens focuses light regardless of polarization

New design "doubles the efficiency of the lens", says Federico Capasso's development group at SEAS, Harvard.

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