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How solar panels are making waves

If you think of electrical current flowing like water from the grid to your home, you can start to imagine the waves your rooftop solar panels create when they try feeding current in the opposite direction.

dateNov 25, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Rice wins $2.4 million to study many-antenna wireless

Rice University researchers have won $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct the most extensive experimental research yet of wireless technology that uses 100 or more antennas per base station to ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in Telecom
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Why government and tech can't agree about encryption

Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.

dateNov 25, 2015 in Security
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The problem with our electricity industry

For decades now the electricity industry has relentlessly gouged monopoly profits and functionless rents out of hapless residential consumers, while government ministers, officials, inquiries and "regulatory" agencies have ...

dateNov 26, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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