Scientists eye thermal cloaks for starships

A team of French researchers has proposed isolating or cloaking objects from sources of heat, a process they dub "thermal cloaking."

Team creates most powerful optical microscope ever

University of Manchester scientists say they've produced the world’s most powerful optical microscope, and that it could revolutionize the study of viruses and other diseases.

Intel photonics link hits 50 Gbps

Intel researchers have developed a silicon-based, optical data connection prototype capable of transferring up to 50 gigabits per second.

Hitachi-LG debuts SSD-ODD hybrid

Hitachi-LG has debuted an optical-SSD (ODD/SSD) hybrid drive at Computex 2010.

Microsoft takes on software pirates with regional crime labs

Microsoft has established nine regional crime labs around the world to counter the supposed scourge of software counterfeiting.