Editor’s Picks

  1. The Week In 5G: 2/16/2018 – 5G Debuts At Winter Olympics, UK's Spectrum Auction To Go Ahead
    2/16/2018

    The world's largest showcase of 5G technology got underway at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea this week. Several 5G use cases are being demonstrated at the Games, ranging from driverless shuttles and ultrafast video streaming to wildlife management.

  2. Injector Gun, Cryomodule Delivered For SLAC's X-Ray Laser Upgrade
    1/25/2018

    The injector gun and first cryomodule for Linac Coherent Light Source II (LCLS-II) — one of the most advanced superconducting laser projects in the world and the only one in the U.S. — have arrived at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. 

  3. Researchers Take Terahertz Data Links Around The Bend
    2/6/2018

    An off-the-wall new study by Brown University researchers shows that terahertz frequency data links can bounce around a room without dropping too much data. The results are good news for the feasibility of future terahertz wireless data networks, which have the potential to carry many times more data than current networks.

  4. FCC Says Mobile Broadband No Substitute For Fixed, Vows To Hasten Broadband Deployment
    1/23/2018

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reaffirmed that broadband deployment is the top priority to bridge the digital divide in America. The agency says its recent efforts to monitor and accelerate progress in both fixed and mobile services are consistent with its mandate under the 1996 Telecommunications Act, but adds it still has much work to do.

  5. NUS Researchers Develop Wireless Light Switch For Targeted Cancer Therapy
    1/30/2018

    A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a way to wirelessly deliver light into deep regions of the body to activate light-sensitive drugs for photodynamic therapy (PDT). 

  6. Fruit Bat’s Echolocation May Work Like Sophisticated Surveillance Sonar
    2/7/2018

    New research from the University of Washington suggests that the Egyptian fruit bat is using similar techniques to those preferred by modern-day military and civil surveillance. The results could inspire new directions for driverless cars and drones.

  7. Zero Gravity Graphene Promises Success In Space
    1/31/2018

    In a series of experiments conducted last month, Cambridge researchers experienced weightlessness testing graphene’s application in space.

  8. Vanderbilt Wins Top Prize In First Round Of DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge
    1/30/2018

    In two years, the world may see a revolutionary solution to the century-old approach of allocating bands for specific use on the radio frequency spectrum. Vanderbilt may help solve the problem.