Ex-MIT company rethinks power-feasting amplifiers
Researchers detail how a distant black hole devoured a star
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two studies appearing in the Aug. 25 issue of the journal Nature provide new insights into a cosmic accident that has been streaming X-rays toward Earth since late March. NASA's Swift satell ...
Researchers show how to use portable devices' built-in motion sensors to improve data rates on wireless networks
For most of the 20th century, the paradigm of wireless communication was a radio station with a single high-power transmitter. As long as you were within 20 miles or so of the transmitter, you could pick up ...
Ebola-hit Sierra Leone launches school by radio
Sierra Leone on Tuesday launched an ambitious schooling effort for more than a million children denied their education due to the Ebola epidemic, saying lessons would be delivered via radio.
Samsung introduces free streaming radio service
Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service for its phones that it touts as a significant improvement from the apps already on the market.
Russian spaceship may fail to dock to ISS
An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying 2.5 tonnes of cargo may be unable to properly dock with the International Space Station after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy, Interfax said on Thursday. ...
MIT African teen guest fashions battery, plans windmill (w/ video)
Verizon to auction spectrum worth billions
Verizon Wireless on Wednesday said it will auction a parcel of radio frequencies, which could be worth billions of dollars in an industry scrambling to offer consumers more cellular broadband.
Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests
In the search for rogue nukes, researchers have discovered an unlikely tool: astronomical radio telescopes.
Wind farms to blink only when necessary
They can be seen from afar – the blinking beacons on wind turbines intended to warn approaching aircraft at night. However, the continual blinking disturbs many people. Beacons that only switch on when ...
Musical space-weather reports from NASA's LRO mission
(Phys.org) —The latest tool for checking space weather is an internet radio station fed by data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO. ...
TuneIn adds way to hear 'recently started' songs
Tired of flipping through the radio dial? Internet radio service TuneIn is offering a way to see which songs have just started on 100,000 radio stations around the world, allowing you to listen in soon after ...
Ham video premiers on space station
Astronauts on the International Space Station can now talk with people on Earth with video using simple transmitters. 'Ham TV' has been set up in ESA's Columbus laboratory and already used for talking with ...
German police software can ID neo-Nazi music
German police say they have developed software that can automatically identify banned neo-Nazi music.