In a surprising paper presented recently at the American Astronomical Society, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) fellow John Singleton and his LANL colleague Mario Perez announced the invention of a gadget dubbed the polarization synchrotron. The device combines radio waves and a rapidly spinning magnetic wave thus forcing radio waves to travel faster than the speed of light—an effect dubbed “super luminal.” The researchers’ study would help explain the phenomenon of pulsars—the super dense spinning stars that are a subclass of neutron stars. Scientists have long been puzzled about the radio waves emitted by pulsars that are incredibly bright and that can travel impressively long distances. In addition, to solving an astronomical puzzle, this discovery could have vast technological implications. Perhaps the mobile phones of the future could bounce their signals directly off satellites, or oncologists could use the waves to deposit and activate a drug in the precise area of a tumor.Find more details online.