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 ...
OPALS project uses laser beams for Earth-space communications
(Phys.org) —You may know opals as fiery gemstones, but something special called OPALS is floating above us in space. On the International Space Station, the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) ...
Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
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. ...
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.
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.
IBM Links SatNav to Car Radios
Online radio service wins ruling over license fees
(AP) -- Personalized Internet radio stations got a boost Friday when a federal appeals court ruled that Yahoo's LAUNCHcast music service was not interactive enough to be forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing ...
Tech review: The Livio Radio
Product: The Livio Radio, an Internet radio stereo featuring Pandora radio.
Microsoft adds touch screen, Web browser to Zune
(AP) -- The next generation of Microsoft's Zune music player, due in the fall, will have a touch screen, Web browser and an HD Radio receiver.