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A space-time coding metasurface antenna for efficient and secure communications

Antennas that can couple guided waves emitted from different sources in free space and manipulate these waves are crucial to the development of numerous technologies, including wireless communication, optical communication ...

Engineering

The world's first successful optical switching of 15-mode multiplexed signals by spatial optical switch prototype

A group of researchers from the Network Research Institute of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, Japan) led by Ruben Soares Luís, along with its partners, has achieved the first demonstration ...

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1.53 petabit per second transmission in 55-mode fiber with standard cladding diameter

The world's first 55-mode transmission at a record data-rate of 1.53 petabits per second in any standard cladding diameter optical fiber was demonstrated. This novel 55-mode fiber enables ultra-high spectral efficiency with ...

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Successful demo of long-range remotely-controlled vessels

Wednesday, November 9 saw the first fully-automated demonstration of AVATARs—autonomous emission-free waterways vessels—on the pond in front of the 3mE building.

Engineering

Tackling the high-voltage needs of next-gen satellites

Scientists at the Swiss Plasma Center at EPFL, in collaboration with Beyond Gravity and with the support of the ESA, have developed a slip ring assembly that can more than triple the operational voltage of new-generation, ...

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USDA announces $759M for high-speed internet in rural areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $759 million in grants and loans to enable rural communities to access high-speed internet, part of the broader $65 billion push for high-speed connectivity from last ...

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Quantum encryption to boost European autonomy

Cyberattacks and geopolitics threaten today's increasingly digital world, leading to the disruption of essential supplies such as power and water. ESA, the European Commission and space companies in Europe are teaming up ...

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Here's the real reason to turn on airplane mode when you fly

We all know the routine by heart: "Please ensure your seats are in the upright position, tray tables stowed, window shades are up, laptops are stored in the overhead bins and electronic devices are set to flight mode."

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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 ...

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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 ...

Engineering

Researchers bring first underwater messaging app to smartphones

For millions of people who participate in activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving each year, hand signals are the only option for communicating safety and directional information underwater. While recreational divers ...

Telecom

ESA technology for safer, smarter European roads

An agreement signed yesterday looks to extend the use of ESA space technology along European roads. The Agency's Navigation Directorate has finalized a Memorandum of Intent with ERTICO, the organization for the European Road ...

Engineering

New inexpensive Wi-Fi system improves fire detection

A Sydney Harbor Tunnel explosion showcases the work of UNSW researchers using wireless signals and artificial intelligence to more accurately identify dangerous fire situations.

Telecom

Software-defined satellite enters commercial service

Satellite operator Eutelsat has sold six of its eight beams—used for data and mobile communications—to organizations including governments and other users. It is expected that the entire satellite capacity will be sold ...