Radar technology was once synonymous with the big and the bulky - for
instance, the heavy, rotating antennas at the airport, scanning skies
But lately radar, like so many other technologies, has
been slimming down.
Now a team of electrical engineers at the California
Institute of Technology has shrunk the functions of a radar system into
one tiny, intricately designed silicon chip and eight minuscule
People who think “nano” is the epitome of smallness should think again.
A nanosomething is but a billionth of that something. Two new pieces of
research concern themselves with attosomethings—billionths of the nano.