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Bright idea: new LEDs can detect off food and lethal gases

Your smart device could soon be even smarter with a new infrared light emitting diode (LED) that is ‘tuneable’ to different wavelengths of light – it could enable your fridge to tell you when your food is going off and your phone to tell you if that Gucci purse is real. Researchers from TMOS have […]

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Reimagining medical diagnostics in developing countries: meta-optics offers a new way to look inside cells

Developing countries face many challenges in the fight against infectious diseases. One of these is the lack of access to medical diagnostic tools. This is considered a key reason why malaria and tuberculosis are still two of the leading causes of death in sub-Sahara Africa and parts of Asia. In order to address issue of […]

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Seeing the invisible

Professor Ann Roberts’ research goal in TMOS sounds like a magic spell from Harry Potter. “I want to see invisible things,” says the Leader of the Detection Theme within TMOS. While it is in fact optical physics, Ann is continually thrilled by her magical results. One of her students recently popped a transparent cancer cell […]

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Building technology by building confidence

A professor working on futuristic technology, with a string of prestigious fellowships behind her, it’s surprising to discover Lan Fu didn’t feel she had the talent to be a scientist. “I never thought I would end up as a physicist – even though my Dad is a physicist. I had no idea if I would […]