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To address the need for pervasive and online water quality monitoring, the HYDROPTICS project was established as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 project.
Many technological and low-tech solutions have been put forward to combat COVID-19 spread. Among these solutions have been thermal infrared cameras. But are these cameras effective at combating the spread of COVID-19?
Maintaining fluorescence as dyes crystalize to form solids is a problem that has existed in materials for over 100 years. Now, a novel approach to tackling the issue and a revolutionary material could unlock a new age of optics.
A new partnership between optics giant SCHOTT and the pioneers of reflective waveguides for augmented reality, Lumus, may be the beginning of the future of augmented reality.
Inspired in part by the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) available during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at the India-based Log 9 Materials have developed a device called the CoronaOven, which is capable of sterilizing common at-work and household items by using UV light disinfection.
A new microscopy technique to improve scientists’ ability to characterize the electrical properties of nanomaterials has been developed, with researchers hoping their invention will pave the way for the characterization of new materials and more efficient energy-related devices.
A New Zealand-based technology start-up REYEDR is pioneering improved motorcycle safety with their smart heads-up display (HUD) technology.
The evanescent wave (EW) sensing technique arises through the combination of thin optical fibers with sensitive coatings. These can significantly enhance the sensitivity and selectivity of traditional fiber-optic sensors while simultaneously offering a lower limit of detection (LOD).
New research demonstrates how a solid-state microresonator can be used to generate complex frequency-modulated laser beams at multiple wavelengths that permit parallel distance and velocity measurements at an equivalent rate of three megapixels per second.
Spectroscopic techniques can be used to test food products at various stages of the supply chain and to prevent fraud.