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Though their work is dismissed by most physicists, a determined cadre of scientists is still chasing after what could be an energy jackpot-and their experiments are producing heat and nuclear byproducts that can’t be otherwise explained.
New records in the lab herald real-world advances in data transmission.
What’s that, you ask? A new technology that’s opening vast realms of capacity in the fibers that carry phone and Internet traffic all over the world. None too soon, either.
Sending humans back to the moon might divert money from other space science. Is it worth it?
Despite decades of experiments, big telecom companies are moving ever so sluggishly to extend fiber optics to individual residences.
Once the marvel of the telecom world, the first undersea fiber optic cables have reached the point of telecom obsolescence. Now they’ll serve out their retirement gathering oceanographic data.
Getting inside the very fibers that shuttle data at light speed.
The information racing across the country in huge fiber-optic pipes hits a snarl under city streets. New optical networking techniques are clearing the way.
Battered by the economic downturn, telcos hope new components will cut costs while boosting bandwidth.
New technique for photonic crystal fibers brings signal losses down near those of conventional optical fibers.