Editor’s Picks

  1. World's First Wirelessly Charged Laptop Hits Shelves

    Dell's Latitude 7285, the world's first wireless charging 2-in-1 business laptop using WiTricity's magnetic resonance technology, is now available for purchase.

  2. Band Plan Proposed For Eventual 472-479 kHz Use

    ARRL 630-Meter Experiment Coordinator Fritz Raab, W1FR, has proposed an informal band plan for the pending 472-479 kHz band. Raab said that once US radio amateurs are granted access to 630 meters, he would move stations operating under the blanket WD2XSH FCC Experimental (Part 5) license to 461-472 kHz.

  3. Africa's Old Communication Antennas Reborn As Radio Telescopes

    Ghana says it has successfully refurbished and converted an old telecommunications antenna into a radio telescope, one of several radio-based antennas that will comprise the African Very Large Baseline Interferometer (VLBI) Network (AVN).

  4. £16M Investment Will Create New 5G Hub Partnership Linking Three Universities' Test Beds

    Three sites in the UK will be linked up via 5G test beds for the first time thanks to £16M investment from the Government. The funding, announced by Minister for Digital Matt Hancock today, will bring three leading universities together for the development of the world's first trials of end-to-end 5G system.

  5. Astronomers Grapple With Strange Radio Signals From Red Dwarf Star

    Scientists are trying to unravel the mystery of the true nature of strange radio waves emanating from a red dwarf star 11 light years away from Earth.

  6. First Battery-Free Cellphone Makes Calls By Harvesting Ambient Power

    University of Washington researchers have invented a cellphone that requires no batteries — a major leap forward in moving beyond chargers, cords and dying phones. Instead, the phone harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light.

  7. India Launches Seaborne Antenna For Tracking Deep Space Missions

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) completed the final sea trial of its new 4.6-meter ship-borne antenna system, designed to track and control satellite and deep space missions.

  8. Building 'Communication Islands' During Infrastructure Breakdowns

    Researchers at Networked Infrastructureless Cooperation for Emergency Response (NICER) research center at TU Darmstad in Germany are developing technologies that will help civilians communicate in the event of terror and cyberattacks, public emergencies, and large-scale disasters that cripple existing power and communications infrastructure.