Posts tagged with light

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 + Quantum Physics = One Camera Shy Computer

The new Raspberry Pi 2 mini-computer has a problem: it’s camera shy. Or at least only when it’s flashed. If a camera’s flash is directed at the tiny-yet-powerful computer it reboots. But how can light force a computer to reboot without any kind of sensor or camera to detect that light? As the BBC reports […]

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Broken Photon

A group of physicists at Glasgow University  have demonstrated that the speed of light is not quite so fixed as it’s believed to be. Read about their impossible discovery in this BBC News article.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The Rochester ‘invisibility’ Cloak

A new ‘invisibility cloak’ – the Rochester Cloak – named in a very round-about way after our very own fine city, has been developed at the University of Rochester, NY. Read more here on CNET, where you can also find a video showing how the cloak works and instructions on how to make your own!