This week we have two big steps forward for Prof. Greentree and Dr. Jan Jeske's Laser Threshold Magnetometry project. The first demonstration of stimulated emission from NV centres ( has been accepted for publication and will appear in the next month or two. Secondly, Prof. Greentree has been awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship in the most recent round for a project entitled - "Laser threshold sensing". This project aims to create a new class of room-temperature ultra-sensitive magnetometers based on laser threshold magnetometry. By using nitrogen-vacancy colour centres in diamond, these magnetometers will demonstrate at least femto-Tesla per root Hertz sensitivity, and could replace SQUID magnetometers. This project aims to develop its theoretical concept into a platform for advanced sensing with applications in magneto-encephalography, nerve sensing, MRI imaging, mining and aircraft guidance systems.