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http://www.newscientist.com/article/...irst-time.html

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The silicon absorbed 99.4 per cent of near-infrared light with a wavelength of 998.5 nanometres, turning it into heat. "Theory and experiment matched very well," says Stone. "We couldn't have expected to do any better."

Future computers may use light to transmit signals efficiently between their chip processors. Anti-lasers could be used to modulate the intensity of that light, or to convert light signals into electrical form for on-chip processing, the researchers say.
Lasers and overclocking.
Sounds like my ideal Christmas morning.
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Could it be used for wireless power transfer?
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Could it be used for wireless power transfer?
lol wireless energy it would be awesome..
"sup dawg, wait how the hell are you using that chainsaw without benzine.
yo dawg, we have wireless energy now" as its almost impossible to use batteries.
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Now to make this into body armor so we may resist our computer overlords which are armed with high powered laser rifles!
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Now to make this into body armor so we may resist our computer overlords which are armed with high powered laser rifles!
Hurry, before Watson moved beyond Jeopardy and becomes sentient!
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Or, Mister Doomsday I am, a protective coating for ICBMs that renders them immune to laser-based defenses.

WE ALL DOOMED.
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Could it be used for wireless power transfer?
Yea I was wondering the same thing when I read it....hmmm I believe this could work much better than microwave transmissions.
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99.4% effective in absorbing the laser? thats not effective at all, that .6% of data will be lost and cpu may not reading the information right due to missing 0s and 1s from that .6%

Unless researcher able to make it 100% or do something about that .6%, then we can move on with laser OCing
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Could it be used for wireless power transfer?
That would require something on the other end to take the heat and generate electricity, but theoretically, it can be done, at the end of the day though, you have to plug whatever you are charging in to whatever is generating the power, whether it be hard wired or not.

I guess you kinda have to bend the definition of "wireless". Does that mean you supply the laser, something generates the power, and then transfers it to the device, or does it mean the device takes the laser and uses the heat in another fashion.
 
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99.4% effective in absorbing the laser? thats not effective at all, that .6% of data will be lost and cpu may not reading the information right due to missing 0s and 1s from that .6%

Unless researcher able to make it 100% or do something about that .6%, then we can move on with laser OCing
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That would require something on the other end to take the heat and generate electricity, but theoretically, it can be done, at the end of the day though, you have to plug whatever you are charging in to whatever is generating the power, whether it be hard wired or not.

I guess you kinda have to bend the definition of "wireless". Does that mean you supply the laser, something generates the power, and then transfers it to the device, or does it mean the device takes the laser and uses the heat in another fashion.
...how is that not wireless?

Wireless communication has a source, emitter, wireless transfer, reciever, and user. The wireless part is just the bridge.
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