New 4G network could cause widespread GPS dead zones
Unmanned Air Force space plane lands in California (w/ Video)
An unmanned Air Force space plane steered itself to a landing early Saturday at a California military base, capping a 15-month clandestine mission.
Review: 'Smart' LED bulbs controlled by iPhones
LED bulbs seem to be the future of home lighting: They save electricity, they're durable and they don't contain mercury like compact fluorescents. But having them produce white light like any old light bulb ...
SpaceX postpones first satellite launch
Private US company SpaceX postponed the launch of a rocket carrying its first telecommunications satellite on Thursday after two unsuccessful attempts at take-off.
US shuttle to bring Tranquility to space station
The US space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of six astronauts are preparing for a weekend mission to deliver a space module dubbed Tranquility to the International Space Station (ISS).
Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control
With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones – and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone – mobile phones have become second-nature for most people.
NICT, Fujitsu develop indoor guidance technology for the blind using ultra wide band positioning, smartphones
Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Fujitsu today announced their joint development of an indoor support system for the blind that uses ultra wide band (UWB) ...
Base stations for 5G: Soon in our homes and on wheels?
In a few years, our mobile network will have to deal with a thousand times more the traffic it has to today. One possible solution is to place small base stations in our homes or cars. This is one of several ...
Cloud technologies to improve performance and efficiency of mobile networks
The increasingly widespread use of smartphones capable of delivering audio and video streaming is leading to an exponential growth in the volume of traffic carried by mobile networks. Such growth is expected ...
Russian deputy PM proposes Moon station
A top Russian official on Tuesday proposed setting up a space station on the Moon to revive Moscow's struggling space programme, a day after the prime minister ripped into its failures.
NASA targets water recycling system for rapid development
Water is one of the most crucial provisions an astronaut will need to live and work in space. Whether orbiting Earth, working at a lunar base or traveling to Mars, astronauts must save as much water as possible. ...
Tern tracking intensifies in the Abrolhos with lightweight device
The habits of terns are being watched closely in a new study on the Abrolhos and Lancelin islands just off the West Australian coast.
Electronic Nose to Return from Space Station (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sniffing out any potential contaminants on the International Space Station where it was stationed for the last six months, the JPL-built electronic nose, or ENose, is homeward bound.
DOCOMO to field test solar-powered green base stations
NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan's leading mobile operator, announced that from April, it will begin field testing three conventional mobile-network base stations that have been installed with solar panels, high-capacity rechargeable ...