New laser shows what substances are made of, could be new eyes for military (w/ video)
A new laser that can show what objects are made of could help military aircraft identify hidden dangers such as weapons arsenals far below.
'Temporal cloaking' could bring more secure optical communications
(Phys.org) —Researchers have demonstrated a method for "temporal cloaking" of optical communications, representing a potential tool to thwart would-be eavesdroppers and improve security for telecommunications.
Observing electrons in real-time could lead to faster computing
(Phys.org) —New research revealing the interactions between electrons and organic carrier materials in devices that use electron spin to encode information could help in the development of faster and more ...
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, ...
500Mbps G.fast gets ITU first stage approval
SpaceX postpones first satellite launch
Private US company SpaceX postponed the launch of a rocket carrying its first telecommunications satellite on Thursday after two unsuccessful attempts at take-off.
Where in the world are young people using the internet?
According to a common myth, today's young people are all glued to the Internet. But in fact, only 30 percent of the world's youth population between the ages of 15 and 24 years old has been active online ...
World timekeepers wrangle over scrapping leap second
Timekeeping experts failed Friday to reach a decision on scrapping the four-decade-old practice of adding extra seconds to clocks, a system opponents say causes headaches in a hi-tech, interconnected world.
NSA collected thousands of US communications (Update 2)
The National Security Agency declassified three secret court opinions Wednesday showing how in one of its surveillance programs it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans ...
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 ...
Huawei spies for China, says ex-CIA chief
The former head of the United States' Central Intelligence Agency Michael Hayden said on Friday it "goes without saying" that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei spies for Beijing.
'Fast, cheap' Internet satellites launched
The first four of 12 satellites in a new constellation to provide affordable, high-speed Internet to people in nearly 180 "under-connected" countries were blasted into Space on Tuesday.
Satellites to bring 'fast, cheap' Internet to 'under-connected'
The first four of 12 satellites in a new constellation to provide affordable, high-speed Internet to people in nearly 180 "under-connected" countries, will be shot into space on Tuesday, the project's developers ...
US judge orders Google to turn over data to FBI
A U.S. judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing such requests to telecommunication ...