Editor’s Picks

  1. Fractal Antenna Inventor Secures Patent For Cloaking Technology

    Dr. Nathan “Chip” Cohen, inventor of the fractal antenna and founder/CEO of Fractal Antenna Systems, recently received approval for a cloaking technology from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

  2. The Week In 5G: 1/12/2018 – CES 2018: Qualcomm Expects 5G To Boost RF Chip Sales, Kia Unveils 5G-Connected Car; Sprint Zeroes In On Mobile 5G; UK and Africa Launch Trials

    At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm says it is adopting a comprehensive approach with 5G, including developing RF chips and modems to support the first 5G phones hitting store shelves by 2019.

  3. IOTA Cryptocurrency Seeks To Become Backbone Of The IoT – Minus The Transactional Fees

    The IOTA Foundation is launching a free, more secure, and scalable alternative to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Unlike current cryptocurrencies, which rely on blockchain technology, the organization's namesake virtual currency features a "tangle" ledger system that could more appropriately harness the data-driven business transactions enabled by the Internet of Things.

  4. "Quantum Radio” May Aid Communications And Mapping Indoors, Underground, And Underwater

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that quantum physics might enable communications and mapping in locations where GPS and ordinary cellphones and radios don’t work reliably or even at all, such as indoors, in urban canyons, underwater and underground.

  5. NASA Piggybacks Spectrograph On Comm Satellite To Study Ionosphere’s RF Disruption

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is set to launch its Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission to study Earth's near-space environment and better understand what disrupts radio signals and satellites used for communications and the Global Positioning System (GPS) for radio navigation.

  6. Air Force Makes First Flexible RF Gallium Nitride Devices

    Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) report a breakthrough in materials science used to create flexible antennas and devices: a viable method to grow and transfer the exotic material known as Gallium Nitride (GaN) in a soft and flexible substrate.

  7. CODE Makes Headway On Collaborative Autonomy For Unmanned Aerial Systems

    DARPA’s Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program aims to extend the capability of the U.S. military’s existing unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) to conduct dynamic, long-distance engagements of highly mobile ground and maritime targets in contested or denied battlespaces.

  8. Fast Radio Bursts ‘Twists And Shouts’ Help Scientists Determine Source Of Cosmic Blasts

    An international group of astronomers has found that the Cornell University-discovered fast radio burst FRB 121102 – a brief, gigantic pulse of radio waves from 3 billion light years away – passes through a veil of magnetized plasma. This causes the cosmic blasts to “shout and twist,” which will help the scientists determine the source.