Archive: 08/5/2011

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. ...

Aug 05, 2011
5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Discovery points way to graphene circuits

Rice University materials scientists have made a fundamental discovery that could make it easier for engineers to build electronic circuits out of the much-touted nanomaterial graphene.

Aug 05, 2011
4.6 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Aug 05, 2011
2.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast
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