Antenna enables advanced satellite communications testing

On the rooftop of an MIT Lincoln Laboratory building sits a 38-foot-wide dome-shaped radio antenna enclosure, or radome. Inside the climate-controlled environment, shielded from the New England weather, a steel structure ...

Computer Sciences

English bias in computing: Images to the rescue

So many languages; and yet English is allowed almost total domination when it comes to the AI technology Machine Learning (ML). If, for example, researchers are training a computer in grasping the content of a random text, ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Photosynthesis copycat may improve solar cells

A relatively new kind of semiconductor, layered atop a mirror-like structure, can mimic the way that leaves move energy from the sun over relatively long distances before using it to fuel chemical reactions. The approach ...


Privacy advocates demand rules for mobile providers on data use

Privacy advocates are demanding standards for mobile service providers' handling of sensitive customer information, especially location data, after a Federal Communications Commission inquiry into the top 15 carriers revealed ...

Energy & Green Tech

Technology transfer deficits jeopardize climate targets

Many developing countries have made their nationally determined climate contributions submitted under the Paris Agreement conditional on receiving climate finance, technology transfer, and capacity-building support. However, ...

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