Ural Federal University's division on infrared fiber technology said recently that it has developed a unique optical fiber that can be used to search for extraterrestrial life.
The technology helps to check the temperature of planets in deep space to determine which could potentially be suitable for life.
The fibers are unparalleled in the world and were grown from crystals by the now head of the department, Leah V. Zhukov.
Space exploration is not the only area in which the new fibers can be used. They can also be use din the pharmaceutical, oil and gas, chemical and food industries.