Columbia Engineers Invent Method to Control Light Propagation in Waveguides

New technique using nano-antennas to make photonic integrated devices smaller with a broader wavelength... Read More


Light can be used as an accurate method to control gene expression, shows groundbreaking optogenetics... Read More

LRC Releases New Book Celebrating Collaborations with LRC Partners, Alliance Members, Sponsors

As the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute nears its 30th anniversary,... Read More

Nanoscopic golden springs could unravel twisted molecules

University of Bath scientists have used gold spring-shaped coils 5,000 times thinner than human hairs... Read More

Green laser light probes metals for hidden damage

Imagine being able to check the structural integrity of an airplane, ship or bridge, without having... Read More

Patients in intensive care feel better with light adapted to the time of day

New research shows that the light environment in intensive care affects how patients feel — even... Read More

Research challenges understanding of quantum theory

Scientists have discovered a new mechanism involved in the creation of paired light particles, which... Read More

Researchers Use Light to Remotely Control Curvature of Plastics

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional... Read More

Sun at the push of a button

DLR inaugurates the world’s largest artificial Sun The world’s biggest solar simulator... Read More

Imaging at the speed of light

Tiny micro- and nanoscale structures within a material’s surface are invisible to the naked eye, but... Read More

Zen and the Art of Color Quality

UC Davis a Testing Ground for Light the Way Humans Were Meant to See It — In Living Color Michael... Read More

Low-Cost Monitoring Device uses Light to Quickly Detect Oil Spills

Researchers have developed a simple device that can detect an oil spill in water and then pinpoint the... Read More

Light Beam Replaces Blood Test During Heart Surgery

A University of Central Florida professor has invented a way to use light to continuously monitor a... Read More

Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel

Illuminated rhodium nanoparticles catalyze key chemical reaction Duke University researchers have developed... Read More

University of Toronto physicists harness neglected properties of light

Technique could help increase resolution of microscopes and telescopes U of T researchers have demonstrated... Read More