Telecom

'Beam-steering' technology takes mobile communications beyond 5G

Birmingham scientists have revealed a new beam-steering antenna that increases the efficiency of data transmission for 'beyond 5G'—and opens up a range of frequencies for mobile communications that are inaccessible to currently ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers create highest efficiency 1-sun solar cell

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created a solar cell with a record 39.5% efficiency under 1-sun global illumination. This is the highest efficiency solar cell of ...

Telecom

Sustainable connectivity in space

The world's first mission to remove several small telecommunications satellites from orbit once they reach the end of their operational service is about to start building and testing its prototype spacecraft.

Automotive

How space is connecting cars

Today's connected cars are dynamic, updateable devices—and, because they can be updated, they are well equipped to become tomorrow's cars. ESA is working with European carmakers to ensure that connected vehicles harness ...

Telecom

European software-defined satellite starts service

A telecommunications satellite that can be reprogrammed in orbit, offering unprecedented mission reconfiguration capacity, has successfully passed its in-orbit acceptance review.

Telecom

Optical links to connect air passengers securely

A laser communications terminal prototype to demonstrate this vision is currently being developed by satellite manufacturer Airbus, working in partnership with the Netherlands organization for applied scientific research ...

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