Category Archives: Technology & Solutions

Infinite-capacity wireless vortex beams carry 2.5 terabits per second

American and Israeli researchers have used twisted vortex beams to transmit data at 2.5 terabits per second. As far as we can discern, this is the fastest wireless network ever…

Move Over RFID-Transient Electronics Have Arrived

Tufts School of Engineering have developed a new electronic technology, transient electronics is its official name, and it just melts away within the body after doing its job. Testing in…

Hitachi develops glass-based storage system that will last for 100 MILLION years

Breakthrough: A woman holds up Hitachi’s newly unveiled quartz glass plate technology, which can be used for the indefinite storage of data The developments in recent years of file storage…

Electrons Confined Inside Nano-Pyramids

Quantum dots are nanostructures of semiconducting materials that behave a lot like single atoms and are very easy to produce. Given their special properties, researchers see huge potential for quantum…

Spherical Glass Solar Energy Generator

It looks like a giant, glass marble. But this globe is no game. It’s a sun-tracking, solar energy concentrator created by Barcelona-based architects Rawlemon and, according to the designers, is…

‘Geoengineering’: Space mirror over Greenland?

Three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40 per cent of the ice sheet had undergone thawing at or near the surface and by July 12 an estimated 97…

Scientists Twist Light to Send Data: Beams of Light Can Be Twisted and Combined to Transmit Data Dramatically Faster

Researchers have developed a system of transmitting data using twisted beams of light at ultra-high speeds — up to 2.56 terabits per second. (Credit: © kentoh / Fotolia) A multi-national…

Beam Me Up: ‘Tractor Beams’ of Light Pull Small Objects Towards Them

Tractor beams’ of light that pull objects towards them are no longer science fiction. Haifeng Wang at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute and co-workers have now demonstrated how a tractor…

The Bloom Box: An Energy Breakthrough?

The Bloom Energy Server (commonly referred to as the Bloom Box) is a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) made by Bloom Energy, of Sunnyvale, California, that can use a wide variety of inputs (including liquid or…

The Real Cost of Bottled Water

Bottled water is healthy water — or so marketers would have us believe. Just look at the labels or the bottled water ads: deep, pristine pools of spring water; majestic…

Crop circles ‘created using GPS, lasers and microwaves’

Other theories of how the patterns have appeared over the centuries include freak wind patterns, rolling hedgehogs, copulating couples and, in a 1678 report, the actions of a “mowing devil” Photo:…

Berkeley Lab Scientists Generate Electricity From Viruses

New approach is a promising first step toward the development of tiny devices that harvest electrical energy from everyday tasks Imagine charging your phone as you walk, thanks to a…

Afghans Build Open-Source Internet From Trash

 Image Credit: FabFi In light of events that occured in the Middle East earlier this year, many worry that in the future, rogue governments could cut off access to the internet as a…

Quantum Object Teleported 100 Kilometers by Chinese Scientists

Though quantum teleportation has existed for well over 10 years, it has never actually happened at a distance that would be of any use to people in the real world. But…

Forget WiFi, Connect to the Internet Through Lightbulbs

Whether you’re using wireless internet in a coffee shop, stealing it from the guy next door, or competing for bandwidth at a conference, you’ve probably gotten frustrated at the slow…