Best of Last Week – Science that stumped Einstein, revising human timeline and a simple way to reduce pancreatic cancers
Tiny laser gives big boost to high speed data transmission
(Phys.org) —High-speed communication just got a turbo boost, thanks to a new laser technology developed at the University of Illinois that transmits error-free data over fiber optic networks at a blazing ...
Light-activated medical implants: Team develops light-guiding hydrogel for cell-based sensing
Team in Denmark breaks data transmission rate over single fiber cable—43 terabits per second
SLAC scientists create twisted light
(Phys.org) —Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as it travels. It has the potential to generate twisted light ...
Researchers develop covert optical communication system
Researchers build fiber cable capable of near light-in-vacuum throughput
New approach enhances quantum-based secure communication
University of Calgary scientists have overcome an 'Achilles' heel' of quantum-based secure communication systems, using a new approach that works in the real world to safeguard secrets.
'Standard quantum limit' smashed, could mean better fiber-optic comms
(Phys.org)—Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute ...
Spin waves revealed in two-dimensional high-temperature superconductors
(Phys.org)—As electricity travels from power plants and into homes, a large amount of the initial energy dissipates as heat along the way. This inefficiency comes from a resistance to current inherent to ...
Scotland to deploy largest hydro-electric wave energy farm to date (w/ video)
'Nanocable' could be big boon for energy storage
Thanks to a little serendipity, researchers at Rice University have created a tiny coaxial cable that is about a thousand times smaller than a human hair and has higher capacitance than previously reported ...
US braces for 'six strikes' online piracy program
A new voluntary system aimed at rooting out online copyright piracy using a controversial "six strikes" system is set to be implemented by US Internet providers soon, with the impact unclear.
Operation of longest superconducting cable worldwide started
(Phys.org) —Today, the longest superconducting energy cable in the world was integrated officially into the power grid of a German city. The cable of about 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) in length now connects ...