Wireless communication has become an essential component of modern life and is affecting almost all areas within business, industry and private life. This requires antennas to transmit signals from one device to another, and with increasing number of devices, we need ever more and more powerful antennas everywhere, leading to visual pollution and the risk of radiation.
However it is neither the material nor the energy consumption which renders antennas more efficient, but rather the shape. A diatom-shaped antenna could be a hundred times more efficient than those presently used, even if it is made, for instance, from recycled plastics. The shape can now be calculated using the superformula, a mathematic breakthrough discovered by Johan Gielis in the late 1990s.
Using this formula it is possible to calculate and construct any bidimensional or tridimensional shape. Gielis discovered it during his research on the molecular structure of bamboo. This formula could lead to major breakthroughs in many areas, but mostly it could affect computing, leading to a multifold improvement in performance without having to search for new materials or processors.