News tagged with radio

The technological search for MH370's black box

As the effort to find Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 moves inexorably towards the recovery stage, the challenge of finding the plane's flight recorder (called the "black box" even though it's actually bright orange) on the ocean fl ...

dateMar 31, 2014 in Other
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Give a name to ESA's zone of silence

Kept isolated from the external Universe, a special ESA chamber simulates the boundless emptiness of space for testing satellite antennas. Recently refitted, it is in need of a new name. Come up with a winning ...

dateMar 31, 2014 in Space Exploration
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The dusty heart of an active galaxy

(Phys.org) —An international research team led by Konrad Tristram from the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, obtained the most detailed view so far of the warm dust in the environment ...

dateMar 13, 2014 in Astronomy
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Catching signals from a speeding satellite

Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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MeerKAT telescope foundations complete

The 64th and final foundation for the MeerKAT telescope antenna was poured yesterday (Tuesday, February 11th, 2014) at South Africa's SKA site in the Karoo. Close to 5 000 m³ of concrete and more than 570 ...

dateFeb 13, 2014 in Space Exploration
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