China claims new anti-stealth radar systems neutralise stealth

China claims new anti-stealth radar systems neutralise stealth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Chinas relentless drive to develop new radar detection systems could, if true, render stealth technologies obsolete   This week at the Zhuhai Air Show  China showed off what it claims is an anti-stealth radar system that could threaten to undo hundreds of billions in US spending...

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MIT breakthrough lets virtual reality gamers cut the chord

MIT breakthrough lets virtual reality gamers cut the chord

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Consumers love convenience and by helping to cut the chords on VR headsets MIT’s new breakthrough could help speed up the technology’s adoption   Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new technology that lets data be transmitted at...

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Scientists smash the amount of information a photon can carry

Scientists smash the amount of information a photon can carry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more information a photon can carry the sooner we can create quantum communications systems that are immune from hackers and eavesdropping.   Single photons are ideally suited for sending information in digital form because they can be used to encode 0 and 1’s. As a result it is easy...

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Scientists have designed a nanoscale computer that’s smaller than a virus

Scientists have designed a nanoscale computer that’s smaller than a virus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nanoscale computers could work inside, or outside the body to help control, direct and interact with other atomic, molecular or nanoscale devices and systems.   While the trend for miniaturisation in consumer technology has been halted in recent years with the rise of the ‘phablet’,...

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