Editor’s Picks

  1. Researchers Knit Satellite Antenna For Outer Space

    Satellite antennas knitted from wires thinner than hair are being developed by Nottingham Trent University for use in outer space.

  2. Fruit Bat’s Echolocation May Work Like Sophisticated Surveillance Sonar

    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.

  3. Astronomers Detect Ancient Signal From First Stars In Universe

    For the first time, astronomers have detected a signal from stars emerging in the early universe. Using a radio antenna not much larger than a refrigerator, the researchers discovered that ancient suns were active within 180 million years of the Big Bang.

  4. Breaking Lorentz Reciprocity With Broadband Passive Isolators

    Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin and City University of New York have developed a fully passive isolator consisting of coupled nonlinear resonators to propagate microwaves over a broad bandwidth. The design could be transferred to optical applications, as well.

  5. FCC Wants To Streamline Rules To Spur 5G Small Cell Deployment

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to relax existing rules governing the deployment of small cells needed to run upcoming 5G networks across the United States.

  6. Zero Gravity Graphene Promises Success In Space

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

  7. Bristol And Watershed To Host UK's First Public Trials On New 5G Testbed

    The University of Bristol's Smart Internet Lab; Watershed, the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West, and We The Curious, the Bristol-based science centre, will host the Layered Realities Weekend 5G Showcase next month [17 and 18 March].

  8. Researchers Take Terahertz Data Links Around The Bend

    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.