StratoBus airship prototype targeted within next five years (w/ video)
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, ...
High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access
Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for online shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.
Sparks fly over US plan to shift Internet role
It could be a difficult breakup between the US government and the Internet.
European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law (Update)
The European Parliament voted Thursday to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks—a step cheered by consumer groups and startups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry.
Robbie the robot passes UN inspection (w/ Video)
Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) meets "Robbie the Robot" developed for Cork teenager Joanne O'Riordan, who was born without limbs.
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 ...