I know this is completely off any sort of topic but I thought I would post a few pictures of recent research and what on earth is going on in them!
Above we have what is a currently running experiment on what can be imaged using radio. Essentially within the copper ring are items that can be detected using radio waves, eventually this research will be used to develop laptop-sized breast cancer scanners. It’s a little way off that just yet!
Last Mile Wireless
Now, above there is a very uninteresting array of shiny black objects, but the idea behind this is to deliver high-speed last mile wireless connections. (Last mile is the connection between the customer’s house and their nearest exchange / provider)
This one is a bit hush-hush so no more can be said but it’s currently at about 60 Gb/s!
A nice little post about what actually goes on in research departments! Oh and a few more pictures can be found on my photostream here!