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Air waves may produce optical cables

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:51

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fibre to any point on earth or even into space.

New breed `metamaterials` can put twist in light

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 20:03

Scientists have created a latest breed of materials known as metamaterials that can twist the light.

Li-fi record data transmission of 10Gbps achieved

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:01

A Mexican software company has managed to transmit audio, video and Internet across the spectrum of light emitted by LED lamps - at a data transfer rate of 10 gigabytes per second.

Photon router sets stage for quantum computers

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:05

In an effort to overcome the difficulties in building quantum computers, scientists have developed a photonic router - a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons (particles of light).

Study suggests faint galaxies illuminated early universe

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:33

A new study has found that the light from tiny galaxies more than 13 billion years ago played a larger role than previously thought in creating the conditions in the universe as we know it today.

DRDO claim on LCA export premature: Former top IAF officers

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:59

DRDO`s claim about being in a position to export Light Combat Aircraft Tejas has been dismissed as premature and unrealistic by former top IAF officers who want it to focus on getting the indigenous fighter plane inducted into own air force first.

Indonesia raids huge red-light district before Ramadan

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 19:48

Hundreds of police and soldiers raided a huge red-light district in Indonesia`s second-biggest city Friday to close down brothels before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

`Mysterious` X-ray signal could be dark matter candidate

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11:14

Researchers are mystified by a mysterious X-ray signal which has been found in a detailed study of galaxy clusters using NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA`s XMM-Newton.

Time travel simulated using light particle

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:57

Australian researchers have used photons - single particles of light - to simulate quantum particles travelling through time.

Material that can bear 160,000 times its own weight developed

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:25

Out of polymers, metals and ceramics, scientists have successfully developed and printed an ultra light material that can withstand 160,000 times its own weight.

NCDEX launches international crude oil futures

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 17:20

Commodities and derivatives exchange NCDEX Friday introduced the country's first International Brent Crude Oil and Light Sweet Crude Oil futures contracts.

Space ship that travels faster than light!

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 17:27

Imagine a space ship travelling faster than the speed of light. NASA scientists are working on a space ship that, if completed, will travel faster than speed of light - a concept inspired straight from Hollywood sci-fi movie "Star Trek".