Time reversal findings may open doors to the future
(Phys.org)—Imagine a cell phone charger that recharges your phone remotely without even knowing where it is; a device that targets and destroys tumors, wherever they are in the body; or a security field ...
When talk is free: The effects of pricing plans on consumer demand
From banks to telecom providers, various industries are moving to pricing plans that offer a certain amount of "free" service. Bank customers are allowed a certain number of free ATM withdrawals each month, and cell phone ...
Researchers use attenuation between cell towers to measure rainfall
94 percent of high school students accessed social media on their phones during class
Of Israeli high school pupils 94% access social media via their cell phones during class, reveals a new study conducted by the University of Haifa. Only 4% reported not using their cell phones at all during class. It was ...
Iraqi telecom Asiacell hopes to raise $1.3 billion
(AP)—Asiacell, one of Iraq's three mobile service providers, said Tuesday it is looking to raise $1.3 billion through what would be the country's biggest stock offering yet.
New research could offer better cell reception at lower cost
(Phys.org)—Have you ever been in the middle of an important phone call when suddenly the line goes dead for no apparent reason? Dropped cell phone calls are irritating and far too common. Researchers at ...
Got food allergies? Test your meal on the spot using a cell phone
(Phys.org)—Are you allergic to peanuts and worried there might be some in that cookie? Now you can find out using a rather unlikely source: your cell phone.
Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric
Clothes that could literally light up your life were unveiled Tuesday by Japanese researchers who said their solar-cell fabric would eventually let wearers harvest energy on the go.
Americans love (and hate) their mobile phones: survey
Americans love them, and hate them. And many say they can't imagine living without their mobile phones.
Micro fuel cells made of glass: Power for your iPad?
(Phys.org)—Engineers at Yale University have developed a new breed of micro fuel cell that could serve as a long-lasting, low-cost, and eco-friendly power source for portable electronic devices, such as ...
Chinese typewriter anticipated predictive text, finds historian
(Phys.org)—By reorganizing the typewriter's characters into ready-made clusters of commonly used words, Mao-era Chinese typists solved problems that cell phones only came to recently.
New imaging techniques track lithium-ion reactions in real-time, potential for more powerful, longer-lasting batteries
(Phys.org)—The cherished portability of many popular electronics, from smart phones to laptops, mostly comes courtesy of lithium-ion batteries. Unfortunately, these dense and lightweight energy storage ...
Do consumers evaluate cell phones differently if the warranty is expressed in years or days?
Different units can be used to describe product features, but what may seem a rather arbitrary choice may have profound consequences for consumer product evaluations, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Re ...
Farmbook: An app to re-empower farmers
A cell phone application enables Indian farmers to better negotiate the sale of their harvests. Farmbook is designed for use by this population segment, where illiteracy is very common.