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New device for ultrafast optical communications

A new device could make it much faster to convert pulses of light into electronic signals and back again. The technology could be applied to ultrafast, high-capacity communications, imaging of the Earth's surface and for encrypting secure messages.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2010

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A simpler way to make micromachines

Microelectromechanical devices gave us the Wii and the digital projector. MIT researchers have found a way to manufacture them by stamping them on plastic, opening up the possibility of coating large areas with tiny sensors.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2010

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