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photonics

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Private spacecraft will sail on streams of photons from the sun

Bill Nye and The Planetary Society want to propel a spacecraft by bouncing the sun's photons off it. The first test of such a craft will take place this May.

By January 26, 2015

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Universe's missing photon sources baffle scientists

There's 400 percent more light in intergalactic space than sources could produce, say researchers. Could dark matter be the cause?

By July 9, 2014

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​With an infrared rainbow, IBM optical chip outpaces copper wires

Big Blue's researchers have demonstrated fiber-optic technology that could help computers break through today's speed limits by transferring data faster.

By May 12, 2015

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Adios, silicon: Why exotic designs are the future for the chips in your gadgets

Decades of progress creating conventional computer chips will stall in the coming years, forcing some far-out ideas on semiconductor makers. Carbon nanotubes or quantum computing, anyone?

By April 17, 2015

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Light vs heat: Fujitsu rebuilds server with silicon photonics

Using Intel's silicon photonics chips, Fujitsu demonstrates how fiber-optic links can replace copper wires to handle PCI Express data transfer. The result: a machine that's easier to keep cool.

By November 6, 2013

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Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

Physicists have built a tractor beam out of lasers that can both repel and attract objects across distances 100 times farther than previously possible.

By October 19, 2014

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Huawei eyes $4 billion investment in broadband

With 4K video and cloud computing on the rise, the Chinese company argues that fixed broadband must improve.

By September 25, 2014

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Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data from light to matter

In another breakthrough in the weird, wonky world of quantum physics, researchers teleport data an unprecedented distance with a novel technique -- inching us closer to the rise of a 'quantum Internet.'

By September 23, 2014

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Smartphone displays smart enough to sense your spit. Seriously

Researchers are working on glass that could detect fluids simply through contact, which may hold medical benefits.

By July 17, 2014

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IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

Big Blue sets a five-year plan to figure out the manufacturing technology for the great-grandchild of today's chip tech -- and the even more different generations beyond that.

By July 9, 2014