News tagged with communication systems

First mammalian 'cell phone'

(Phys.org)—Researchers from ETH Zurich have quite literally created a "cell phone": they have reprogrammed mammalian cells in such a way that they can "phone" each other via chemical signals.

Sep 17, 2012
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Home wifi could be used for emergency responders

Wireless routers for homes and offices could be knitted together to provide a communications system for emergency responders if the mobile phone network fails, German scientists reported on Monday.

Aug 20, 2012
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Maths experts question key ecological theory

Mathematicians at the University of York in the UK and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand say they have disproved a widely accepted theory underpinning the operation of complex networks of interactions in the natural ...

Jun 20, 2012
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Russian whizzes win global collegiate IT contest

Three Russian computer whizzes were crowned the world's top collegiate programmers Thursday, when they clobbered 111 other teams from across the globe to win the 36th annual "Battle of Brains" in Warsaw.

May 17, 2012
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Cisco challenges Microsoft takeover of Skype in EU

Networking company Cisco said Wednesday that it is challenging Microsoft's $8.5 billion takeover of Skype at the European Union's top court to ensure Microsoft won't block other video conferencing services.

Feb 15, 2012
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LED lights point shoppers in the right direction

Looking for an item in a large department store or mall can be like searching for a needle in a haystack, but that could change thanks to a hybrid location-identification system that uses radio frequency transmitters and ...

Jan 26, 2012
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