Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups (Update)
Comcast's second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace and video subscriber losses moderated.
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Efficient structures help build a sustainable future
When envisioning a new structure, engineers often have to balance design choices against the environmental impact of materials used. It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gases are produced ...
Sling Media unveils two devices for out-of-home TV
Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room.
Tiny laser gives big boost to high speed data transmission
(Phys.org) —High-speed communication just got a turbo boost, thanks to a new laser technology developed at the University of Illinois that transmits error-free data over fiber optic networks at a blazing ...
Light-activated medical implants: Team develops light-guiding hydrogel for cell-based sensing
SLAC scientists create twisted light
(Phys.org) —Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as it travels. It has the potential to generate twisted light ...
Researchers develop covert optical communication system
Researchers build fiber cable capable of near light-in-vacuum throughput
New approach enhances quantum-based secure communication
University of Calgary scientists have overcome an 'Achilles' heel' of quantum-based secure communication systems, using a new approach that works in the real world to safeguard secrets.
'Standard quantum limit' smashed, could mean better fiber-optic comms
(Phys.org)—Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute ...
Spin waves revealed in two-dimensional high-temperature superconductors
(Phys.org)—As electricity travels from power plants and into homes, a large amount of the initial energy dissipates as heat along the way. This inefficiency comes from a resistance to current inherent to ...