Engineers devise two-way radio on a single chip

Two-way communication requires, of course, both send and receive capabilities. But putting them in the same device requires a filter between the send and receive circuits to provide signal isolation.

Power lines offer environmental benefits, according to study

Power lines, long considered eyesores or worse, a potential threat to human health, actually serve a vital role in maintaining the health of a significant population, according to new research out of the University of Connecticut.

Keeping the lights on in Ghana

When Ghanaian Abu Yaya wondered why his country imports all of its electroporcelain – a small but crucial component for electrical power transmission – it led to a collaboration with Cambridge materials scientist Kevin ...

Researchers discover new material to improve de-icing

Icy conditions can be deadly, whether you're flying into bad weather or too close to power transmission lines during a storm. Researchers at the University of Houston have reported the discovery of a material that can be ...

New single-photon microwave source developed

A collaboration including researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a tuneable, high-efficiency, single-photon microwave source. The technology has great potential for applications in quantum computing ...

Dressing the power lines to bring more renewables into cities

A higher volume of electricity delivered to the grid requires adaptation of existing transmission lines and improvement of the system's security. To this end, innovative materials and geometries of components are being designed ...

Got Solitons? Researcher sees problem as a solution

Sandia National Laboratories' Juan Elizondo-Decanini turned a long-standing problem into an idea he believes could lead to better and less expensive machines, from cell phones to pressure sensors.

Controlling the thermodynamics of light

The concept of temperature is critical in describing many physical phenomena, such as the transition from one phase of matter to another. Turn the temperature knob and interesting things can happen. But other knobs might ...

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