UI instruments aboard twin NASA spacecraft set for launch Aug. 24
On Aug. 24, NASA will launch two identical satellites from Cape Canaveral, Fla., to begin its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission to study the extremes of space weather and help scientists improve ...
Rutgers engineers design cell phone app to reduce distracted driving
(Phys.org) -- Laws that limit cell phone use while driving dont seem to be curbing accidents blamed on drivers who insist on talking or texting behind the wheel.
GM working on Wi-Fi Direct application to prevent vehicle/pedestrian accidents
'Spoofed' GPS signals can be countered, researchers show
(Phys.org) -- From cars to commercial airplanes to military drones, global positioning system (GPS) technology is everywhere -- and Cornell researchers have known for years that it can be hacked, or as they call it, "spoofed." ...
Mexican minister suggests mobile app to fight crime
Mexico's interior minister suggested Wednesday that a mobile software app could help crack down on the country's crippling drug-related crime.
Searching for 1,000 times the capacity of 4G wireless
Researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have assembled a powerful consortium of government and business support to advance beyond today's fourth generation (4G) wireless technologies ...
South African farmer equips sheep with cell phones
A South African farmer is fielding phone calls from his sheep, after equipping them with cell phones to keep tabs on the flock amid recent livestock thefts, according to local press Wednesday.
Driver cellphone blocking technology could save lives
Researchers in India are developing a new technology that will prevent truck drivers and other road users from using their cell phones while driving. The technology based on RFIDs could also be integrated with police traffic ...
RF components: High-performance multilayer band pass filter in 1005
TDK Corporation has developed a multilayer band pass filter in size 1005 that is significantly smaller than the existing 1608 types.
Clothing the body electric
(Phys.org) -- Over the years, the telephone has gone mobile, from the house to the car to the pocket. The University of South Carolina's Xiaodong Li envisions even further integration of the cell phone ...
Americans moving to mobile Internet: survey
A growing number of Americans use their mobile phones to access the Internet, and some use that as their only device to get online, a survey showed Tuesday.
Team develops world's most powerful nanoscale microwave oscillators
(Phys.org) -- A team of UCLA researchers has created the most powerful high-performance nanoscale microwave oscillators in the world, a development that could lead to cheaper, more energy-efficient mobile ...
Technology convergence may widen the digital divide
(Phys.org) -- Technology is helping communication companies merge telephone, television and Internet services, but a push to deregulate may leave some customers on the wrong side of the digital divide during this convergence, ...
Mini-projector for smartphones
Their very small displays sometimes make smartphones diffi cult to operate. In the future, a projector will help: if the cell phone is standing on a table, for instance, it can project a large-format display ...