Pasta-shaped radio waves beamed across Venice
A group of Italian and Swedish researchers appears to have solved the problem of radio congestion by cleverly twisting radio waves into the shape of fusilli pasta, allowing a potentially infinite number of channels to be ...
Research promises breakthrough in internet bandwidth (w/ Video)
As rapidly increasing demand for bandwidth strains the Internet's capacity, a team of engineers has devised a new fiber optic technology that promises to increase bandwidth dramatically. The new technology could enable Internet ...
A strategy to fix a broken heart (w/ Video)
These days people usually don't die from a heart attack. But the damage to heart muscle is irreversible, and most patients eventually succumb to congestive heart failure, the most common cause of death in ...
Computer system automatically generates TCP congestion-control algorithms
TCP, the transmission control protocol, is one of the core protocols governing the Internet: If counted as a computer program, it's the most widely used program in the world.
CRIME attack is shown to decrypt HTTPS web sessions
Two-lock box delivers cancer therapy
Rice University scientists have designed a tunable virus that works like a safe deposit box. It takes two keys to open it and release its therapeutic cargo.
Two new studies suggest ways of improving traffic flow
Canadian company planning micro-satellite network
A feat in synthetic chemistry: Steroids that only nature could make on a large scale
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a feat in synthetic chemistry by inventing a scalable method to make complex natural compounds known as "polyhydroxylated steroids." These ...
Holding the salt: Graduate student works to improve water filtration, desalination
"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink," English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote of the anguish felt by sailors on being surrounded by undrinkable water when faced with thirst.
Mathematicians develop a new 'third way' to improve airplane boarding
Lead researcher Dr Tie-Qiao Tang said while modelling had previously been done on factors such as luggage congestion, routing, and takeoff runway scheduling, his study was the first to look at boarding.
Evolution shapes new rules for ant behavior
In ancient Greece, the city-states that waited until their own harvest was in before attacking and destroying a rival community's crops often experienced better long-term success.
Shedding new light on the 'electron highways' of organic solar cells
(Phys.org) —Sunlight absorbed by organic solar cells must first navigate a nanoscale gauntlet before becoming useable electricity. After hitting the light-absorbing material of the solar cell, called the ...
Dim traffic sensors dull how 'smart' freeways are
California's freeways aren't as smart as they used to be.