Archive: 5/08/2011

Satellites in the developing world

Within 24 hours of the catastrophic 2010 earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, space agencies and companies around the world tasked satellites with providing free images of the earthquake’s aftermath. Experts quickly ...

dateAug 05, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Perfect communication with imperfect chips

One of the triumphs of the information age is the idea of error-correcting codes, which ensure that data carried by electromagnetic signals — traveling through the air, or through cables or optical fibers — can ...

dateAug 05, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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