IBM's breakthrough chip technology lights the path to exascale computing
(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM scientists today unveiled a new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same piece of silicon, enabling computer chips to communicate using pulses of light ...
Japan collab transmits record data speeds on terahertz waves
Engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip
During a thunderstorm, we all know that it is common to hear thunder after we see the lightning. That's because sound travels much slower (768 miles per hour) than light (670,000,000 miles per hour).
Neck tattoo patent filing from Motorola targets improved sound
Graphene optical modulators could lead to ultrafast communications
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have demonstrated a new technology for graphene that could break the current speed limits in digital communications.
Engineered metamaterials enable remarkably small antennas
In an advance that might interest Q-Branch, the gadget makers for James Bond, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and partners from industry and academia have designed and tested experimental ...
Quantum engineers remove roadblock in developing next-generation technologies
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team has removed a major obstacle to engineer quantum systems that will play a key role in the computers, communication networks, and even biomedical devices of the future.
Nanotube-based terahertz polarizer nears perfection
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Rice University are using carbon nanotubes as the critical component of a robust terahertz polarizer that could accelerate the development of new security and communication ...
'Slow light' on a chip holds promise for optical communications
A tiny optical device built into a silicon chip has achieved the slowest light propagation on a chip to date, reducing the speed of light by a factor of 1,200 in a study reported in Nature Photonics (published online Septem ...
Physicists make discovery in the quantum realm by manipulating light
(Phys.org) —Physicists at UC Santa Barbara are manipulating light on superconducting chips, and forging new pathways to building the quantum devices of the future –– including super-fast and powerful ...
Researchers develop metamaterials able to control spread of light
Alternative LED lighting combats energy crisis
Alternative lighting is emerging as a potent method to combat the energy crisis. Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies could provide an innovative way to save energy and make wasteful lighting obsolete.
New Intel unit focused on tablets, smartphones
Intel on Wednesday formed a new unit devoted to making chips for smartphones and tablets that have become must-have gadgets in a post personal computer age.