Scientists turn light into sound to create faster Photonic computers

Scientists turn light into sound to create faster Photonic computers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Photonic computers will boost the speed of modern day computing by at least twenty fold, but while converting data into light is easy, getting it back again has proved a challenge.   So far in the past few years we’ve turned light into a superfluid...

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New theory let’s scientists bring light to a standstill

New theory let’s scientists bring light to a standstill

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The manipulation of light is becoming an increasingly important factor in the development of new communications, computing, energy and entertainment systems, and our mastery of it is getting better all the time.   Light is famously fast, normally travels at nearly 300,000 kilometres per second through...

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Scientists have turned light into a frictionless fluid that acts like water

Scientists have turned light into a frictionless fluid that acts like water

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Light can behave in strange ways but now that scientists have managed to turn it into a superfluid at room temperature we could see new breakthroughs in communications and computing.   Light only travels in straight lines, or does it? Scientists have known for centuries...

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