Current Headlines

  1. “Smart” Contact Lens Uses Optical Biosensing To Detect Glucose

    Scientists at the University of Houston (UH) have developed a new approach to glucose-sensing contact lenses by integrating an optical sensor. Though the correlation between glucose levels in tear samples and traditional blood samples is not yet established, the researchers said that their “smart” contact lens prototype demonstrates the versatility of their biosensing technology and a possible non-invasive alternative to existing glucose monitors.

  2. Graphene-Layered, All-Electrical Quantum LEDs Emit One Photon At A Time

    Researchers at European technology consortium Graphene Flagship have successfully created an all-electrical quantum light emitting diode (LED) with single-photon emission constructed of atomically thin layers of graphene, boron nitride, and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). 

  3. White Paper Explains Design And Preparation Of Nanopositioners For High Vacuum

    The newest catalog from PI - Precision Motion and Positioning Solutions for High Vacuum and UHV – demonstrates PI’s expert design capabilities as most standard products are created with vacuum compatibility in mind, from linear and rotary stages to 6-axis hexapods.

  4. X-Rays Reveal New Path In Battle Against Mosquito-Borne Illness

    Structural biology research conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has uncovered how small insecticidal protein crystals that are naturally produced by bacteria might be tailored to combat dengue fever and the Zika virus.

  5. Quantum Computing A Step Closer To Reality

    Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in a new experiment.

  6. First Quantum Photonic Circuit With An Electrically Driven Light Source

    Whether for use in safe data encryption, ultrafast calculation of huge data volumes or so-called quantum simulation of highly complex systems: Optical quantum computers are a source of hope for tomorrow’s computer technology.

  7. Stacked Perovskite/CIGS Solar Module Achieves Unprecedented Efficiency At 17.8 Percent

    Scientists from imec (partner in Solliance and EnergyVille), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, ZSW), today announced that they have fabricated a thin-film solar module stack made up of perovskite and Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) with a conversion efficiency of 17.8 percent.

  8. Zapping Schrödinger’s Cat With X-Ray Lasers To View Detailed Atomic Motion

    Physicists at the Stanford PULSE Institute and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created the world’s most detailed X-ray movie of quantum motion inside a molecule. Their experiment could lead to further understanding of basic functions in living things, such as photosynthesis or vision.

  9. Photosensor Dedicated To UVC Light Control

    Light in Motion has released the L14UX photosensor : a UVC sensor in an hermetically sealed TO-46 package. The L14UX is ideal for the control and monitoring of UVC light sources.

  10. Inaugural SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia Conference To Shine Brightly

    Imaging technologies to decode interactions within the brain that control behavior, highly detailed 3D models of living tissues, the development of advanced fibre-optical sensors for use in nano-environments, and other leading-edge biophotonics and medical imaging topics will be advanced in featured talks at SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia, 16-19 October in Adelaide.