Mr.Science pulls a technorabbit out of a hat:
“Technology to double the effective lens diameter of the world’s telescopes has been invented at the University of Montreal, which recently demonstrated what it says is the most sensitive astronomical camera devised to date.
“The key to the invention is an electronic controller that decreases optical noise tenfold.”
Ta-Da! I love technological advances such as this one, which adds what should be a relatively low-cost doohickey to existing high-cost equipment in order to give it a major boost in capability. Congratulations to our fellow propeller-beanied Canuck friends up north. The semi-informative article is here; no word on licensing fees or the cost of the doohickey.