Engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip
During a thunderstorm, we all know that it is common to hear thunder after we see the lightning. That's because sound travels much slower (768 miles per hour) than light (670,000,000 miles per hour).
New material could speed up underwater communications by orders of magnitude
(Phys.org) —University of California, San Diego electrical engineering professor Zhaowei Liu and colleagues have taken the first steps in a project to develop fast-blinking LED systems for underwater optical ...
Researchers develop new type of fluorescent camera for blood diagnostics, brain mapping
(Phys.org) —Fluorescence imaging is the most widely used method for analyzing the molecular composition of biological specimens. Target molecules, when they are present, can be "tagged" with a fluorescent ...
Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique
(Phys.org) —We might be one step closer to an Internet-of-things reality. University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other ...
Automated meter reading systems make life easy for intruders
Team introduces breakthrough in understanding of high-temperature superconductivity
Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) are unveiling a novel theory for high-temperature superconductivity. The team hopes the new finding gives insight into the process, and brings the scientific community closer ...
Japan collab transmits record data speeds on terahertz waves
Antennas in your clothes? New design could pave the way
(PhysOrg.com) -- The next generation of communications systems could be built with a sewing machine.
Researchers show how to use portable devices' built-in motion sensors to improve data rates on wireless networks
For most of the 20th century, the paradigm of wireless communication was a radio station with a single high-power transmitter. As long as you were within 20 miles or so of the transmitter, you could pick up ...
Researchers develop new wireless technology for faster, more efficient networks
"Wireless communication is a one-way street. Over." Radio traffic can flow in only one direction at a time on a specific frequency, hence the frequent use of "over" by pilots and air traffic controllers, walkie-talkie ...
Nano changes rise to macro importance in a key electronics material
By combining the results of a number of powerful techniques for studying material structure at the nanoscale, a team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, working with colleagues in other ...
US proposal seeks to head off Internet 'fast lanes' (Update)
The top US telecom regulator proposed Wednesday to regulate broadband Internet service providers as "public utility" carriers, in a renewed effort to enforce "net neutrality" rules.
Quad Theatre: Cirque du Soleil's flying lampshades (w/ Video)
Wireless experts create multiuser, multiantenna scheme to make most of UHF band
Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles.