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Trapped rainbow: New technique to slow down, stop and capture light

The technique would allow the use of light rather than electrons to store memory in devices such as computers, enabling an increase in operating capacity of 1,000% by using lightâ??s broad spectrum rather than single electrons. Slow light could also be used to increase the speed of optical networks, such as the Internet.

Posted: Nov 17th, 2007

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Renewable fuels, environmental concerns drive rapid advances in biotechnology

Rapid advances in biofuel research and development are being driven by concerns about the environment and the need for renewable fuels, according to top industry and government officials from China, Canada, the United States and Hawaii attending the second annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2007

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Young's experiment in a hydrogen molecule

According to the authors the research could prove to be of great importance for the future development of quantum computation. The experiment illustrates the transition between the quantum and the macroscopic worlds.

Posted: Nov 15th, 2007

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