It currently takes 90 minutes to transmit high-resolution images from Mars, but NASA would like to dramatically reduce that time to just minutes. A new optical communications system that NASA plans to demonstrate in 2016 will lead the way and even allow the streaming of high-definition video from distances beyond the Moon. This dramatically enhanced […]Read more "NASA to Demonstrate Communications Via Laser Beam"
“Superman memory crystal” recordings could survive the end of the human race University of Southampton and Eindhoven University of Technology.scientists have developed a new technology that could store vast quantities of information — 360 TB on a disc, about 100 times more than current disk drives — for more than a million years . ‘Superman […]Read more "5D nanostructured quartz glass optical memory could provide ‘unlimited’ data storage for a million years"
Plasmonic metamaterials are man-made substances whose structure can be manipulated to influence the way they interact with light. As such, metamaterials offer an attractive platform for sensing applications, including infrared (IR) absorption spectroscopy – a technique used to uncover details of the chemical make-up and structure of substances. Now, Atsushi Ishikawa at Okayama University and […]Read more "Metamaterial absorbers for infrared inspection technologies"
Experiments suggest that the carbon sheets can produce beams in broad range of colours. Graphene’s hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms can absorb laser light like a sponge and then release it in bursts lasting just a fraction of a nanosecond. Graphene, hailed as one of the thinnest, strongest and most conductive materials ever found, seems to […]Read more "Ultrashort laser pulses squeezed out of graphene"