Congested frequencies: How to improve bandwidth access for military and commercial use
Military radars, military communications networks, and commercial communications networks all require increasing amounts of limited radio frequency spectrum. Balancing national security requirements of radars ...
Verizon Communications 4Q loss widens
Verizon Communications' fourth-quarter loss widened, dragged down by restructuring, pension and Superstorm Sandy costs. The company activated a record number of new devices on its contract-based plans during the period.
Virginia Tech engineers awarded $800,000 to improve radio spectrum usage
Cognitive radios, the "intelligent" cell phones or police radios that help determine the best way to operate in any given situation, are becoming the "radio platform of the next generation of wireless communications. ...
FCC plans to make 911 texts available by May 2014
(AP)—The Federal Communications Commission says the nation's four largest wireless carriers have agreed to make emergency 911 texts available nationwide by May 2014.
Put a lab on a chip
Need some blood work done? There might soon be an app for that.
Google acquisition release was hoax (Update)
A bogus news release prompted several websites to run incorrect articles about Google making a $400 million acquisition of a wireless company on Monday, the target company ICOA said. ...
Thermogenerator from the printer
Wireless sensor networks monitor machinery and equipment in factories, cars and power stations. They increasingly "harvest" the energy they need to transmit measurement data from the environment, thus making ...
Increasing efficiency of wireless networks
(Phys.org)—Two professors at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new method that doubles the efficiency of wireless networks and could have a large impact ...
Millimeter-wave oscillation by ferromagnetic nanocontact device
Researchers have demonstrated theoretically that oscillation of 5–140 GHz is possible by supplying direct current to a ferromagnetic nanocontact device.
FCC: Fresh fuel critical for storm-hit cell towers
(AP)—Federal regulators say wireless networks are inching back into operation in areas hit by Sandy, as carriers struggle to replenish diesel tanks at backup generators.
FCC: Communications slowly improving after Sandy
(AP)—Federal regulators say that wireless networks are slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, with about 1 in 5 cell towers still being out of service Wednesday in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to ...
Automated meter reading systems make life easy for intruders
Verizon 3Q profit rises, bolstered by wireless
(AP)—Verizon's third-quarter net income climbed 15 percent, driven by the strength of its wireless business.