Light waves can transport information more efficiently than electric current

A tiny switch could redirect light between computer chips in mere nanoseconds By Maria Temming Microscopic switches that route light signals between computer chips like tiny traffic conductors could help make faster, more efficient electronics. Light waves can carry information more easily than the electric current used in traditional circuitry, because particles of light called […]

Toads may mimic venomous snakes

Congolese giant toads may mimic venomous snakes to trick predators The amphibians’ looks and sounds resemble those of Gaboon vipers By Carolyn Wilke Congolese giant toads may have mastered a way to fake out would-be predators looking for a tasty burger-sized snack. With a hiss and a butt-up posture that displays their backside, the toads […]