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 ...
Researchers work to develop a vehicle that can be driven by the blind
Last Saturday, a blind driver dodged cardboard boxes thrown in front of him while driving a modified Ford Hybrid Escape around the Daytona International Speedway. He had only seconds to react to the obstacles.
Metamaterials approach makes better satellite antennas
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cheaper, lighter and more energy-efficient broadband devices on communications satellites may be possible using metamaterials to modify horn antennas, according to engineers from Penn State ...
Team aims to use Android smartphone in orbit to control satellite
Split-cycle engine now more efficient than traditional combustion engine (w/ Video)
Better than the human eye
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the first to develop a curvilinear camera, much like the human eye, with the significant feature ...
Beamsteering for mobile devices could cut power consumption in half
Robotic arm shaped like an elephant's trunk (w/ Video)
Short, on-chip light pulses for ultrafast data transfer within computers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Electrical engineers generated short, powerful light pulses on a chip -- an important step toward the optical interconnects that will likely replace the copper wires that carry information ...
1,000 mph car to be built next year
Futuristic Taiwan tower to have floating observatories
'BacillaFilla' for concrete cracks
A bacteria that can knit together cracks in concrete structures by producing a special 'glue' has been developed by a team of students at Newcastle University.
Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The human hand is an amazing machine that can pick up, move and place objects easily, but for a robot, this "gripping" mechanism is a vexing challenge. Opting for simple elegance, researchers ...