Editor’s Picks

  1. Hubble Spots Twin-Core Galaxy Hosting A Microwave-Emitting "Megamaser"
    1/6/2017

    The Hubble Space Telescope's latest impressive image of deep space is that of an unusual galaxy that hosts a megamaser – "astronomical lasers" that emit intense microwave radiation instead of visible light. (Hence the ‘m’ replacing the ‘l’ in microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, or maser).

  2. Norway Turns Off Analog FM Radio To Go Fully Digital
    1/10/2017

    Norway is set to become the first country to switch over from analog frequency modulation (FM) radio transmission in favor of a digital format. Several countries could follow suit in what could be the death knell for traditional radio technology.

  3. AT&T Details 5G Evolution
    1/10/2017

    AT&T today announced its 5G Evolution plans for 2017 and beyond, and highlighted its other initiatives to expand and enhance ultra-fast internet access for millions of customers.

  4. Singaporean Researchers Aiming To Boost RFID Security
    12/29/2016

    Singaporean scientists are researching various methods to beef up the security capabilities of RFID (radio frequency identification) technologies as these become more ubiquitous.

  5. Harvard Scientists Build World's Smallest Radio Receiver
    12/20/2016

    Researchers at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have built the world's smallest radio receiver from a diamond crystal with atomic-scale imperfections. Due to the inherent strength and biocompatibility of diamonds, the radio could find applications in extremely harsh environments and in medical implants.

  6. UCLA's Electromagnetic Wave Router Offers Unlimited Bandwidth
    1/13/2017

    Electrical engineers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a new type of circulator that uses a concept called Sequentially-Switched Delay Line (SSDL), which enables the simultaneous use of the same frequency for incoming and outgoing information in a single communications device.

  7. China Claims EM Drive Technology Tested In Space
    1/3/2017

    Chinese scientists recently claimed to have successfully tested — aboard China’s Tiangong 2 space laboratory — their own electromagnetic drive, or EM Drive thruster technology. If verified, China will have beaten the United States to the punch in testing whether the technology works in actual space conditions.

  8. Illinois Team Advances GaN-On-Silicon Technology Towards Scalable High Electron Mobility Transistors
    1/9/2017

    A team of University of Illinois researchers has recently advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology by optimizing the composition of the semiconductor layers that make up the device.