A new model for quantum noise
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has published research in Nature Communications that updates one of the most fundamental concepts in the physics of quantum electronic devices - the standard tunnel ...
Liver-like device, via 3-D printer
(Phys.org) —Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a 3-D-printed device inspired by the liver to remove dangerous toxins from the blood.
Graphene photonics breakthrough promises fast-speed, low-cost communications
(Phys.org) —Swinburne researchers have developed a high-quality continuous graphene oxide thin film that shows potential for ultrafast telecommunications.
Making wireless 10 times faster
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A step closer to a photonic future
The future of computing may lie not in electrons, but in photons – that is, in microprocessors that use light instead of electrical signals. But these so-called photonic devices are typically built using ...
House takes step toward ban on in-flight calls (Update)
Allowing airline passengers to make cellphone calls in-flight is asking for trouble, lawmakers said Tuesday as a House panel approved a bill to ban such calls.
Japan researcher builds device to 'transmit force'
A Japanese researcher on Friday unveiled an invention that instantly and wirelessly transmits force between two devices, in a development that could allow physical therapists to treat patients remotely.
Bill would require 'kill switch' for smartphones
Two U.S. officials have announced plans to introduce legislation requiring smartphones to have a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable.
AP-GfK poll: Strong opposition to in-flight calls
As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
Gov't weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes (Update)
Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are "outdated," and it's time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline ...
Smartphone makers add features to stymie thieves
The theft of iPhones and iPads is so widespread it's known as "Apple picking." But Apple devices aren't the only targets. Nearly one in three robberies nationwide involves the theft of a mobile phone, according to the Federal ...
Neck tattoo patent filing from Motorola targets improved sound
US panel says some gadgets should be allowed in flight
An advisory panel to the US Federal Aviation Administration has urged regulators to allow some personal electronics to be used throughout flight, a move hailed by consumer groups Tuesday.
Device that can manipulate radiofrequency signals could soon reduce size of short-distance communication systems
Millimeter waves are a type of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 0.1 and 10 millimeters long. Because they are susceptible to absorption by water in the atmosphere, they travel ...