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Category: fiber optics

Robotics | IoT

Twisted Light Could Dramatically Boost Internet Speeds

Fiber optics allow for the communication of data at the speed of light. But the amount of data that can be sent along any optic fiber is limited by how much information you can encode into the light wave traveling through it. Currently, optic fiber technology uses several different properties of light to encode information, including brightness, color, polarization and direction of propagation. But if we want to cram even more information through optic fiber, we need to use other features of light to encode more information, without disrupting currently used properties. Such a feature could help boost the bandwidth… read more

Build a Beautiful Seismometer to Detect Quakes and Explosions

Use a laser pointer with a DIY oscillating optical fiber pendulum to detect and record movements of the Earth.
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This Modern Ship in a Bottle Is Lit with LEDs and Fiber Optics

LEDs give a ghostly glow to this modern take on a ship in a bottle.
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We Can Shuttle Mind-Boggling Gobs of Data Worldwide in an Instant—But We Want More

“I have heard articulate speech produced by sunlight. I have heard a ray of the sun laugh and cough and sing.” – Alexander Graham Bell The speed of communication was… read more
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New Project: Installing a Fiber Optic Starfield Ceiling

For my wife and I, a dream of ours has always been to have a home theater to watch movies with our family. This past winter we’ve finally been able to make it a reality. We had our basement finished and in doing so, I planned a good sized room [&…

Hanging 3D Galaxy Mobile

  Mobiles aren’t just for hanging over cribs anymore! Although this new 3D hanging galaxy mobile would be a great crib accessory, brighten up any room with a miniature piece of the universe made by you! An artist from Vancouver created this …