Corkscrew light beams could lead to practical quantum computers
Specially-made surfaces can 'spin' light into strange forms.
HMD hopes Zeiss can restore 'Nokia' phones to their former glory
HMD is betting that strong cameras will help its mobile brand's comeback.
Lenses made from nanomaterials get closer to replacing glass
The latest ultrathin "metalenses" can now handle multiple colors.
Flexible lens sheets could change way cameras see
The research may lead to card-like cameras that zoom when flexed.
Smallest-ever optical switch revolves around one atom
It's actually smaller than the light beam it needs to work.
Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'
They ironed out light to make it more manipulatable.
Researchers inject oil into cells and create little lasers
injecting glowing oil into cells and then blasting the cells with a laser creates a bunch of tiny, biological lasers.
'Plasmonics' could lead to super-fast optic communications
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new kind of material that could improve the spee...
Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds
In the hunt for planets around distant stars, the stars themselves are often the worst enemy. They...