NASA's Curiosity rover to be back online next week
NASA's Curiosity rover, which has been exploring Mars since it landed to much fanfare last August, should be running at full capacity next week, after a memory glitch set the robot back.
Hiding in plain sight
A couple years ago, researchers introduced a new material that they said could make any object invisible to both radar and the human eye. Invisibility cloaking would have a major impact on defense technology, they explained, ...
Curiosity rover out of safe mode, recovering
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has transitioned from precautionary "safe mode" to active status on the path of recovery from a memory glitch last week. Resumption of full operations is anticipated ...
Companies struggle to popularize mobile money
Mobile money may seem like a hot concept, but consumers aren't warming to it. At the world's largest cellphone trade show, here in Barcelona this week, the 70,000 attendees are encouraged to use their cellphones ...
On a clear day: Noise-induced quantum coherence increases photosynthetic yield
Researchers develop new method of controlling nanodevices
(Phys.org)—Electromagnetic devices, from power drills to smart-phones, require an electric current to create the magnetic fields that allow them to function. But with smaller devices, efficiently delivering ...
Successful active antenna connection test for LTE base stations
NTT DOCOMO, Japan's leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, announced today that it has successfully connected an active antenna, a device expected to be widely used in LTE and LTE-Advanced ...
Flexible design approach for nanosensors that overcomes practicality and reliability issues now available
(Phys.org)—Metal nanostructures can act as tiny antennae to control light since they can focus and guide light on the smallest of scales. The optical properties of these antennae depend strongly on their ...
Undergrad's research image makes cover of Astronomical Journal
Valerie Marchenko '13 was a competitive figures skater for most of her life before Brandeis. She says it would have been nice to make the cover of Skating Magazine.
Insect drives robot to track down smells (w/ video)
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.
Powerwave seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Powerwave Technologies Inc., which makes antennas and other equipment for wireless networks, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid a steep sales slump.
Chips that can steer light
If you want to create a moving light source, you have a few possibilities. One is to mount a light emitter in some kind of mechanical housing—the approach used in, say, theatrical spotlights, which stagehands ...
TV-over-Internet service expands despite lawsuits (Update)
The Internet company that challenged cable and satellite TV services by offering inexpensive live television online plans to expand beyond New York City this spring.
'Curiosity' can be positioned with eclipses
Observations from 'Curiosity' when Mar's moon Phobos crosses in front of the sun, like in September, help us to understand exactly where the rover is on the red planet. Researchers at the Complutense University ...