Jon Longtin

Innovation in the Age of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic and its evolving aftermath are reshaping the world around us, and myriad Long Island forces – large and small, corporate and nonprofit, industrial and academic – have risen to the challenge. Innovate Long Island presents Innovation in the Age of Coronavirus as a real-time journal of this region’s resourceful response to the greatest global challenge since World War II. Stay healthy, dear readers.     Coronavirus task force sweeps up Freeport bar,…


With lasers, almost time to cut the data center cord

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Credit Where Credit Is Due file – and the Stony Brook University Department of Computer Science – comes a potentially groundbreaking innovation laser-focused on the future of data centers. The plan: to use light beams and mirrors to replace the thousands of miles of cables snaking through the nation’s digital hubs, creating quantum leaps in performance and significant energy-usage reductions. But while recent coverage of a National Science Foundation-funded optics-infrastructure…