Thursday, January 25, 2007

A picture's worth .. oh, hang on

Scientists store whole image on a single photon. How does that work, then?

"An entire image's worth of data has been encoded into a single photon, without information being lost" says the article.

Now I'm obviously no expert - but that image looks a bit dodgy to me. If there's no loss of information, and it's equivalent to a 6 megapixel camera on a single photon, how come the image isn't a wee bit better?

Call me Old Mr Cynical.

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