In-depth articles written by our editorial team focusing on the latest developments in materials science and technology
Spectroscopy is the scientific field dedicated to studying the relationships between matter and radiation. A form of non-destructive testing, spectroscopy is widely applied in many science and industry areas to understand various specimens' molecular make-up. This article takes a look at how spectroscopy is used in forensic science.
Several laser technologies have been produced to help PD patients' quality of life. This article discusses these in more detail.
Swiss company Metrohm, a world-renowned manufacturer of high-precision instruments for chemical analysis, has announced its new SERS-based portable analysis system developed to improve food safety.
Nanomachines constructed of novel ‘optical matter’ could use laser light to perform tasks on the nanoscale, suggests new research.
Born out of a Kickstarter campaign, a line of ‘smart’ bike helmets from a company called Lumos could make light-based signaling for cyclists a more common sight on our roads.
The rapid detection of oil spills in the marine environment is essential for protecting our nature from extensive damage. This article discusses novel photonic technologies for the detection and monitoring of oil spills.
Forcite has taken smart helmet safety concerns on board and has developed a display and control system designed to allow motorcyclists to keep their eye on the road at all times, with minimal distraction.
A team of scientists at North Carolina State University has recently demonstrated how low-energy, visible light can turn pure monomer solutions into polymer gel objects. This advancement in polymer production will likely prove significant in advancing the sector, given the current challenges of producing polymer materials.
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?