Extremely short, configurable “femtosecond” pulses of light demonstrated by an international team could lead to future computers that run up to 100,000 times faster than today’s electronics.
Light Lasers and Optics
Ultrashort light pulses for fast “lightwave” computers
Lasers can detect weapons-grade uranium from afar
Researchers have shown that a technique often used to identify chemicals at a distance could help sniff out illicit nuclear activities from as far as a couple miles away.