March 24, 2008 8:09 AM PDT

Replacing wire with laser, Sun tries to speed up data

Sun Microsystems has received a $44 million contract from the Pentagon to explore the high-risk idea of replacing wires between computer chips with laser beams.
The New York Times

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I've often wondered why not.
We have been changing electrical bits to light bits and visa versa for some time now. Now if we can just figure out how to store light. :-)
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