Manipulating light at will
Electrical engineers at Duke University have developed a material that allows them to manipulate light in much the same way that electronics manipulate flowing electrons.
Countries consider time out on the 'leap second'
It's high noon for the humble leap second. After ten years of talks, governments are headed for a showdown vote this week on an issue that pits technological precision against nature's whims.
New report outlines how network technology must increase efficiency to meet rising energy demands
The collective power consumption of core networks is outpacing technological advancements in energy efficiency, putting a strain on growth in the IT and telecommunications industry—and potentially on global ...
$100 million question: Where's broadband in US?
(AP) -- The national stimulus package passed by Congress in February may have been too enthusiastic about spending money on one particular project: figuring out where broadband Internet access is available ...
Russia 'loses contact' with satellite after launch
Russia was attempting to locate its major new telecommunications satellite on Thursday just hours after launch in what could be another serious mishap for its space industry.
Properties of metal surfaces, typically prone to corrosion, now more controllable using laser processing
Ever since the Bronze Age, metals have been cast in different shapes for different applications. Smooth surfaces that are resistant to corrosion are crucial for many of the present-day uses of cast metals, ...
US aims to block bid to give UN control of Internet
The United States will oppose a bid to revise a global treaty to bring the Internet under UN control or to impose new taxes on Web traffic, the head of a US delegation said Wednesday.
Researchers make progress in understanding, predicting solder joint failures
(Phys.org)—The reliability and longevity of electronics are critical to our interconnected world that is so dependent upon Internet and telecommunications technology. The computers, routers and switches, ...
Smartphone war pauses as world mourns Steve Jobs
The launch of a hot new Google smartphone was delayed on Friday as the world mourned the loss of legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and sales began of the latest iPhone.
SES gives SpaceX first geostationary satellite launch deal
Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES said on Monday it had reached an agreement with the privately owned company SpaceX for a 2013 launch that will be the first geostationary satellite placement using the ...
China has over 900 million mobile phone users
China had more than 900 million mobile phone subscribers at the end of April with nearly two-thirds of the world's most populous nation using cellular technology, the government said Tuesday.
Satellite loss deals 'severe blow' to Russia: experts
The loss of a communications satellite touted as Europe's most powerful is a new blow to Russia's space programme and a major setback for its telecoms industry, officials and analysts said Friday. ...
Google and others urge inventory of national airwaves
In a rare show of unity over national communications policy, Google, the wireless industry and consumer advocates have come together to support a bill that would require the federal government to take a complete inventory ...
Softbank reports robust earnings on smartphones
(AP) -- Softbank Corp., the only Japanese mobile carrier offering the hit iPhone, said annual profit nearly doubled despite suffering damage from the March 11 quake and tsunami that battered northeastern ...