Outdoor light at night linked with increased breast cancer risk in women

Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for breast... Read More

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Names New Director of
Lighting Research Center

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has named Professor Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., as director of the... Read More

Compact Accelerators: Inspecting Matter Using Terahertz Light

Using the FLUTE linear accelerator, KIT researchers explore technologies for tomorrow’s accelerators and... Read More

UCF Researchers Set Record for Fastest Light Pulse — Again

A research team at the University of Central Florida has demonstrated the fastest light pulse ever developed,... Read More

Getting closer to porous, light-responsive materials

Researchers at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) and... Read More

Osaka solar scientists rough up silicon panels to boost light capture

Power generation cost using solar panels depends on getting as much electricity out of the panels as... Read More

A firefly’s flash inspires new
nanolaser light

Synchronized emissions from innovative on-chip lasers create possibilities for inexpensive artificial... Read More

LRC Releases New Version of
Circadian Stimulus Calculator with
Expanded Functionality

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has released a new version of... Read More

Tiny “motors” are driven by light

Researchers demonstrate nanoscale particles that ordinary light sources can set spinning. Science fiction... Read More

Jellyfish fluorescence shines new light on DNA copying

Scientists at the University of York have used fluorescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new... Read More

1 billion suns: World’s brightest laser sparks new behavior in light

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeing an everyday phenomenon in a new light. By... Read More

Artificial iris responds to light like the human eye

An artificial iris manufactured from intelligent, light-controlled polymer material can react to incoming... Read More

Learning with light: New system allows optical “deep learning”

Neural networks could be implemented more quickly using new photonic technology. “Deep learning”... Read More

UCLA-led team develops technique to control laser polarization

The approach operates purely electronically, without any moving parts A research team led by UCLA electrical... Read More

A stream of superfluid light

Scientists have known for centuries that light is composed of waves. The fact that light can also behave... Read More