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Making tiny antennas for wearable electronics

2 days ago

When it comes to electronics, bigger usually isn’t better. This is especially true for a new generation of…
Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets

June 20, 2019

Good fortune and cutting-edge scientific equipment have allowed scientists to observe a Gamma Ray Burst jet with a…
SLAC develops novel compact antenna for communicating where radios fail

April 16, 2019

A new type of pocket-sized antenna, developed at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, could enable…
Exact Optical Frequencies on Demand

June 18, 2018

Radio and microwave frequency synthesis is so fundamental that it can be easily taken for granted. It, for…
Bristol unveils high-fidelity radio models for ultra-reliable 5G deployment

March 23, 2018

New software tools were demonstrated based on concepts and algorithms developed at the University. The tool, which is…
SETI project homes in on strange ‘fast radio bursts’

January 11, 2018

The measurements confirm observations by another team of astronomers from the Netherlands, which detected the polarized bursts using…
The Radio Frequency Spectrum + Machine Learning = A New Wave in Radio Technology

August 14, 2017

The radio frequency spectrum is becoming increasingly crowded and a new DARPA program will examine how leading-edge machine…
Fast radio burst tied to distant dwarf galaxy and, perhaps, magnetar

January 9, 2017

One of the rare and brief bursts of cosmic radio waves that have puzzled astronomers since they were…
Cosmic source found for mysterious ‘fast radio burst’

January 5, 2017

Cornell researchers and a global team of astronomers have uncovered the cosmological source of a sporadically repeating milliseconds-long…
Standing still may help improve antennas that scan in all directions

September 1, 2016

Antennas often need to trace circles in the sky. For example, radar arrays atop air-traffic control towers rotate…
Newly discovered ‘stealth’ black hole suggests hidden population

June 29, 2016

An international group of astronomers led by UAlberta physicists have combined data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the…
VLA Reveals New Information on Workings of Jupiter’s Atmosphere

June 8, 2016

Observations with the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (VLA) have given scientists an unprecedented look into the…
Antenna design turns entire vehicles into broadcasting equipment

April 26, 2016

High-frequency antennas transmit radio waves across vast distances and even over mountain ranges using very little energy, making…
Subaru Telescope helps measure distance to mysterious fast radio burst

April 8, 2016

An international team including University of Tokyo researchers observed a mysterious astronomical phenomenon, called “fast radio burst” and…
Multilingual Circuit: NIST’s “Optomechanical Transducer” Links Sound, Light and Radio Waves

March 29, 2016

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a “piezo-optomechanical circuit” that converts…
Unique phononic filter could revolutionize signal processing systems

January 13, 2016

A unique filtering technology that combines light and sound waves on a single chip is expected to better…
Research Team Finds Detailed Record of Mysterious Fast Radio Burst

December 3, 2015

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), brief yet brilliant eruptions of cosmic radio waves from the distant universe, have baffled…
Cosmic Radio Bursts yield first clues about their origins

December 3, 2015

With the help of the world’s largest steerable radio telescope, a team of researchers that includes a University…
VLA Reveals Spectacular “Halos” of Spiral Galaxies

October 14, 2015

A study of spiral galaxies seen edge-on has revealed that “halos” of cosmic rays and magnetic fields above…
Student Pulsar Search Program Expands Nationwide Thanks to NSF Grant to WVU and NRAO

October 13, 2015

West Virginia University (WVU) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) together received a nearly $2 million, three-year…
Introducing Wireless Spyware — in a Pita

August 4, 2015

The list of paranoia-inducing threats to your computer’s security grows daily: Keyloggers, trojans, infected USB sticks, ransomware —…
Hearing aids have become intelligent

July 6, 2015

The world’s first wireless hearing aid which can stream sound directly from phones and adapt to the user’s…
Improved detection of radio waves from space

May 4, 2015

Geodesy is the scientific discipline that deals with the measurement of the Earth. One of the measurement techniques…
Why I believe we’ll find aliens – leading expert on search for intelligent extra-terrestrial life

September 2, 2014

We come in peace. redgum, CC BY-NC-SA The Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in which Seth Shostak, senior astronomer…
Follow the radio waves to exomoons, physicists say

August 12, 2014

  Scientists hunting for life beyond Earth have discovered more than 1,800 planets outside our solar system, or…
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