New record for fastest data transmission

New record for fastest data transmission

A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group. They achieved a rate of 1.125 Tb/s as part of research on the capacity limits of optical transmission systems, designed to address the...
New polymer takes its shape from your body heat

New polymer takes its shape from your body heat

It’s nothing new for polymers to change shape when exposed to heat. But researchers at the University of Rochester have created one that can derive its plastic yoga by body heat alone. The new material, created by Mitch Anthamatten and grad student Yuan Meng, is...
Gross creepy-crawly inspires robot design

Gross creepy-crawly inspires robot design

The fact that that U.S. cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) can ooze their way into rooms or cupboards through the smallest cracks, and hide in tiny crevices, freaks Americans out on some primal level. That the critters can then run at top speed, even when flattened...

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