In the future, data storage may take the form of microscopic particle clusters suspended in liquid. Work led by the
First there was the humble copper wire, connecting every electronic device under the sun; then there was the fibre optical cable, boosting broadband speeds with low signal loss; now we have wireless laser optical fibres. Professor
low-density air surrounded by a core of much denser air, using laser pulses. These "air fibres" are then used to send laser transmissions over long distances, with minimal losses and at speeds reaching that of light. Applications include detecting pollution in the atmosphere, long-range communication and laser weapons.
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Drinking alcohol moderately could increase your sense of smell, say researchers at the
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