Miniature spectrometers with ultra-resolving power could soon be realised, by taking inspiration from the abdominal scales of Australian peacock spiders, an international research team report in Nature Communications.
Automotive lidar manufacture Velodyne has announced a 50 per cent cost reduction for its most popular sensor system, with the intention of making autonomous driving technology more accessible and to encourage an increased uptake of lidar technology around the world
A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that doesn't require radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, according to researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney
A single metalens capable of focusing the entire visible spectrum of light to a single point and in high resolution has been developed by a team of researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), based at the University of Southampton, UK, is heading a £6.1 million programme funded by the UK’s EPSRC to develop the next generation of fibre optics
The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) has made its first observations. Installed on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, ESPRESSO will search for exoplanets by looking at the minuscule changes in the light of their host stars.
Casting has begun for the fifth mirror of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), a 24.5-metre near infrared and visible telescope comprising seven 8.4-metre mirror segments
Velodyne Lidar, a US firm providing sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles, has partnered with French firm YellowScan to produce a UAV lidar system for civil engineering and mining applications.
A European research team has developed a handheld diagnostic scanner that can detect skin cancer in 30 seconds. It uses an infrared laser beam to identify blood vessels grown by malignant melanomas
Researchers have published findings on newly observed challenges of using ‘twisted’ light as a form of wireless, high-capacity data transmission in urban environments that could one day render fibre-optical communication obsolete