Researchers create "invisibility cloak" to hide data

06/6/2013 | Nature (free content) ·

Researchers have created an "invisibility cloak" that shields data from outside observers by manipulating optical signals in telecommunications fibers. The study used existing equipment to form holes in time by altering photons in an optical data stream, a technique that could be used to develop ultra-secure Internet connections, intercept criminal or terrorist communications or avoid data slowdowns in highly trafficked networks.

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