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Scientists have learned to transmit digital data using nuclear radiation



The researchers modulated the neutron field created by a piece of californium-252, a radioactive isotope. As a result, they were able to transmit simple data, such as a single word, an alphabet, and randomly selected numbers. The data was received and decoded by a laptop located at a distance.

Of course, the scientists achieved insignificant bandwidth, but were able to bring their idea to life. This method could form the basis of future wireless devices that won’t be affected by walls. The authors of the new scientific work believe that the development can be applied at nuclear power facilities. Due to the radiation threat, it is probably not suitable as a nuclear alternative to Wi-Fi.

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