Trillionth of a Second Shutter Speed Allows "Camera" To See Through Atomic Disorder

Speeding up a camera shutter a million million times enables researchers to understand how materials move heat around and is a major step in advancing sustainable energy applications.

Radical New Discovery Could Double The Speed of Existing Computers

The team behind the research, from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), says that the work has huge potential, not just for boosting hardware performance but also increasing efficiency and significantly reducing energy use.

This Amazing Ultrafast Laser Is Tiny Enough to Fit on a Fingertip

To accurately measure the Universe on the smallest scales, you need a laser with the perfect mix of power and precision.

New millisecond pulsar discovered with the Green Bank Telescope

Using the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), US astronomers have detected a new binary millisecond pulsar. The newly found pulsar, designated PSR J0212+5321, belongs to the "redback" subclass and is located relatively nearby. 

New data transmission record set

An international group of researchers have achieved dizzying data transmission speeds and are the first in the world to transmit more than 1 petabit per second (Pbit/s) using only a single laser and a single optical chip.

New Optical Switch Is Up to 1,000 Times Faster

The device can be switched between its two states a trillion times a second, which is up to 1,000 times faster than today's leading commercial transistors.

Parker solar probe becomes fastest object ever built

Nothing built by human hands has ever traveled faster than NASA's Parker Solar Probe. In late April, it smashed two wild space records. It was clocked at over 531,000 km/hour as it zipped through the sun's outer atmosphere.

The most sensitive optics yet for space communications

The researchers' new concept demonstrates an unprecedented receiver sensitivity of just one photon-per-information bit at a data rate of 10 gigabits per second.

Fastest Star Ever Seen

The star with the smallest orbit is known as S62. Its closest approach to the black hole has it moving more than 8% of light speed. S62 orbits our supermassive black hole Sagittarius A every ten years.

Japan supercomputer is world's fastest

Fugaku was jointly developed by Riken and the firm Fujitsu and has a speed of roughly 415.53 petaflops—2.8 times faster than the second-ranked US Summit supercomputer's 148.6 petaflops.

World's fastest internet speed from a single optical chip

Researchers have successfully tested and recorded Australia's fastest internet data speed, and that of the world, from a single optical chip - capable of downloading 1000 high definition movies in a split second.

The world's fastest camera

Wang, Bren has developed a new camera that can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects. The camera technology can take video also of more ephemeral things like shockwaves and possibly even of the signals that travel through neurons.

Physicists use light waves to enable ultrafast quantum computing

Scientists have discovered that terahertz light - light at trillions of cycles per second - can act as a control knob to accelerate supercurrents. That can help open up the quantum world of matter and energy at atomic and subatomic scales.

3D printing 100 times faster with light

Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, researchers have shown.

One of the world's fastest cameras films motion of electrons

The special feature of the Kiel system is its extremely high temporal resolution of 13 femtoseconds. This makes it one of the fastest electron cameras in the world.