~e; EMP x 3
Tue, 5 Feb 2002 11:14:51 -0600
Electromagnetic Pulses Reach Three Times Light Speed
"Set course for 299.5, Warp 6." While such commands won't be
occurring on starships anytime soon, researchers using what they call
a "coaxial photonic crystal" have managed to send electromagnetic
pulses a significant distance at three times the speed of light. They
claim that the project, although remarkable, breaks no laws of
physics. In essence, they use cavitation at the tail of the pulse to
drive the front wave forward, similar in principle to the use of
cavitation to drive superfast underwater torpedo systems. Their work
appears capable of exerting profound influence upon information
networking systems. PhysicsWeb has a brief but still extremely
technical discussion and the full paper is available as a PDF.
* excerpted from:
More Signal, Less Noise Volume 08, Issue 04
Thursday, January 31, 2002
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