Lens enables super resolution imaging on standard optical microscope

LIG Nanowise, a Manchester, UK-based nanotechnology start up has announced the commercial release of a as super-resolution microsphere amplified lens (SMAL), which the developers say is a 'world first in microscopy'. The new lens allows scientists to carry out super resolution imaging down to 70nm using a standard white light microscope


Handheld quantum key system makes mobile transactions more secure

To meet the increasing popularity of using mobile phone apps to pay for purchases, researchers from the University of Oxford in the UK have developed a method for transmitting quantum keys at a high enough data rate to ensure data security while compensating for moving hands.

The handheld device, which the researchers say could be miniaturised for use in a mobile device, will help ensure consumers’ personal financial information is safe from cyber-attacks.