Optical

04.05.15
Optical nanotech sensor can sniff out bad food and explosives
04.05.15

Optical nanotech sensor can sniff out bad food and explosives

The days of having to rely on pricey lab sensors (or carefully trained canines) to detect bad food...

By J. Fingas,   04.05.15
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02.02.15
Scientists make a Mobius strip of laser light
02.02.15

Scientists make a Mobius strip of laser light

Unless you count incidents in Star Trek episodes, Möbius strips don't really occur in nature...

By J. Fingas,   02.02.15
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12.04.14
Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers
12.04.14

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

No, that's not a barcode you're looking at -- instead, it's the likely future of computing. Stanfo...

By J. Fingas,   12.04.14
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09.29.14
Scientists make an invisibility cloak using off-the-shelf optical lenses
09.29.14

Scientists make an invisibility cloak using off-the-shelf optical lenses

Most invisibility cloaks require fairly exotic technology to work, such as fiber optics or light-a...

By J. Fingas,   09.29.14
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08.08.14
Desktop-sized laser supercomputers could be coming by 2020
08.08.14

Desktop-sized laser supercomputers could be coming by 2020

Small, eco-friendly optical supercomputers may soon be crunching quadrillions of calculations per...

By S. Dent,   08.08.14
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06.19.14
Future phones will have security measures built into the glass
06.19.14

Future phones will have security measures built into the glass

The glass on your smartphone screen doesn't do a lot right now: it lets pictures and touch input g...

By J. Fingas,   06.19.14
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08.14.13
Intel teases MXC: a 1.6Tbps optical interconnect for servers
08.14.13

Intel teases MXC: a 1.6Tbps optical interconnect for servers

While we think of optical connections as cutting edge, they're positively decrepit in server rooms...

By J. Fingas,   08.14.13
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07.29.13
Sony and Panasonic ally to launch next-generation 300GB optical discs
07.29.13

Sony and Panasonic ally to launch next-generation 300GB optical discs

During the heyday of optical storage we saw a 400GB Blu-Ray flavor (shown above) and even 1TB disc...

By S. Dent,   07.29.13
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01.02.13
Fiber optic Thunderbolt cables coming soon
01.02.13

Fiber optic Thunderbolt cables coming soon

Sumitomo Electric Industries has announced that it's the first company to receive certification...

By Michael Grothaus,   01.02.13
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