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Its been called the smart factory and even given the lofty moniker of the fourth industrial revolution. The manufacturing operation of the just-around-the-corner future will be one in which networked systems monitor …

Researchers of Eindhoven University of Technology and fiber broadband equipment supplier Genexis have developed data transmission techniques that can double or even triple the data transmission capacity of existing fiber …

Every decade or so, the wireless industry rolls out a new cellular communications standard that can transmit more data more quickly. Already under development is the next round, called 5G because its the fifth major generation …

The Federal Communications Commissions repeal of net neutrality rules will take effect in a month, it announced Thursday.

Dont leave your iPad at home this holiday. Starting Sunday, Europeans on vacation can enjoy their online entertainment such as Netflix or BBC iPlayer as if at home all across Europe.

More clues that Earth-like exoplanets are indeed Earth-like

Crows reverse engineer tools from memory: study

Shamit Shrivastava, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Engineering Science, writes about a recent finding that has far-reaching consequences for the fundamental understanding of the physics of the brain. The …

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces an important milestone in its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) effort. In collaboration with an industry consortium of 28 networking companies and associations, …

For the first time, scientists have directly visualized in real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the virus to fuse with and enter target cells before hijacking their functions. …

To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T.

March Madness begins Tuesday. And that may mean strategizing to sneak in some games when the boss isnt looking.

Sprint may be weighing merger moves again, according to an unconfirmed report of interest in cable company Charter Communications.

Blaise has a beer in his hand, hes in front of a TV screen showing the World Cup, and the smile on his face suggests life doesnt get much better than this.

Carbon dioxide emissions from human activities must approach zero within several decades to avoid risking grave damage from the effects of climate change. This will require creativity and innovation, because some types of …

Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to changethough not right awayfollowing the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.

By abusing security weaknesses in the LTE mobile telephony standard, attackers are able to identify which web pages a user visits and to reroute him to a scam website. This is the result of a study carried out by security …

The applications of wireless networks go far beyond logging onto the free Airport WiFi while you wait to board your flight, or binge watching the latest Netflix series on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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Human activities are changing the ocean on a global scale, with seawater in some regions becoming warmer, more acidic, and less well mixed. One possible result of reduced ocean mixing is that nutrients, which act like fertilizer …

A 3GPP TSG 80 Plenary Meeting has approved the completion of the standalone (SA) Release 15 (REL-15), 5G specifications. The 3GPP stands for 3rd Generation Partnership Project, which is a global organization supervising …

New Caledonian crows use mental pictures to twist twigs into hooks and make other tools, according to a provocative study that suggests the notoriously clever birds pass on successful designs to future generations, a hallmark …

A year ago, my wife and I were still paying through the nose for two cellphone lines from Verizon Wireless that somehow consistently cracked the $200 monthly barrier.

A tremendous amount of genetic material must be packed into the nucleus of every cella tiny compartment. One of the biggest challenges in biology is to understand how certain regions of this highly packaged DNA can be …

Australia will help fund and build an underseas communications cable to the Solomon Islands, it was agreed Wednesday, after the Pacific nation was convinced to drop a contract with Chinese company Huawei.

NICT Network System Research Institute and Fujikura Ltd. (Fujikura, President: Masahiko Ito) developed a 3-mode optical fiber, capable of wide-band wavelength multiplexing transmission with standard outer diameter (0.125 …

A discovery by scientists at the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a century-old theory by Albert Einstein that explains how heat moves through everything from travel mugs to engine parts.

Bolstering the notion that RNA should be considered an important drug-discovery target, scientists at Scripps Research have found that several existing, FDA-approved anti-cancer drugs may work, in part, by binding tightly …

Spectral cloaking could make objects invisible under realistic conditions

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A consortium of 20 industry-leading companies and organizations has announced the successful completion of the European research project 5G-Crosshaul, coordinated by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). The three-year …

A multicolor laser pointer you can use to change the color of the laser with a button clicksimilar to a multicolor ballpoint penis one step closer to reality thanks to a new tiny synthetic material made at Sandia National …

The unusual move by President Donald Trump to block a proposed takeover of Qualcomm by a Singapore-based chip rival highlights growing concerns about the rise of Chinese competitors.

US wireless operators Sprint and T-Mobile will form a new company and push development of a super-fast 5G network, the heads of both firms said Sunday.

The Zika virus, which continues to cause microcephaly and other neurological complications in infants whose mothers were infected during pregnancy, remains a public health concern. Investigators from Brigham and Womens Hospital …

Googles proposed transit-oriented village would be a catalyst to connect people and nature with an array of experiences, a grand plan that would integrate the game-changing project with numerous adjacent neighborhoods, according …

The US Senate voted Wednesday to restore so-called net neutrality rules aimed at requiring all online data to be treated equally, the latest step in a years-long battle on internet regulation.

Senate Democrats, joined by three Republicans, pushed through a measure intended to revive Obama-era internet rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic, though opposition in the House and the White House seems …

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology provides new clues indicating that an exoplanet 500 light-years away is much like Earth.

Sprint is having its worst week in almost four years on Wall Street after announcing another attempt at merging with rival T-Mobile.

A team at TU Wien now has the proof behind the speculations that water molecules can form complex bridge-like structures when they accumulate on mineral surfaces.

A fresh blueprint outlining how to rebuild the Internet to make it super slick at handling rising traffic from new technologies has been unveiled by scientists.

Atomic movie of melting gold could help design materials for future fusion reactors

The operator of the worlds largest internet hub challenged the legality of sweeping telecoms surveillance by Germanys spy agency, a German court heard Wednesday.

Airbus, Bill Gates and Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son have joined to back a spinoff from Bellevue, Wash.-based Intellectual Ventures that aims to launch a constellation of imaging satellites that will deliver real-time, …

California state senators advanced a last-minute internet privacy bill Tuesday ahead of a deadline while acknowledging it would need changes if it becomes law.

Shares of Sprint and T-Mobile tumbled Monday on worries their proposed telecom mega merger would be blocked by antitrust regulators.

The US Federal Communications Commission last month granted Elon Musks SpaceX permission to launch 4,425 satellites that will provide affordable high speed broadband internet to consumers.

Researchers and engineers have long sought ways to conceal objects by manipulating how light interacts with them. A new study offers the first demonstration of invisibility cloaking based on the manipulation of the frequency …

A new study, to be published in Current Biology on 28 June, proposes new strategies to induce the collapse of bacterial populations by manipulating social interactions in the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium …

An EU initiative shows promising developments towards improved wireless connectivity between networks and users.

A California internet privacy bill that experts call the nations most far-reaching effort to give consumers more control over their data is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown after passing both chambers of the Legislature on Thursday.

High school students hiding from the gunman in Parkland, Florida, were forced to whisper in calls to 911 for fear of tipping off their location. Others texted friends and family who then relayed information to emergency dispatchers …

China is slightly ahead of South Korea and the United States in the race to develop fifth generation wireless networks, or 5G, a US study showed Monday.

Dont expect the House to go along with the Senates expected passage of legislation that would revive an Obama-era rule requiring equal treatment for all web traffic by internet providers.

Even though mobile internet link speeds might soon achieve 100 Gbps, this doesnt necessarily mean network carriers will be free of data-handling challenges that effectively slow down mobile data services, for everything …

A trio of researchers with ETH Zurich and the University of Chicago has found evidence that suggests narrow channel networks seen on the surface of Mars are due to heavy rainfall runoff. In their paper published on the open …

Humans arent the only ones who have harnessed the power of electricity. Some bacteria do this, too, by producing structures that extend from their surface like wires to transfer electrons over distances. Now, scientists …

Many animalsincluding sea lions, red deer, and dogsuse vocalizations to judge one anothers size and physical formidability when in competition for mates or other resources. Now, researchers reporting in the journal …

New insights bolster Einsteins idea about how heat moves through solids

Long before rhinoceros, giraffes, hippos, and antelopes roamed the African savannah, a group of large and highly specialized mammals known as embrithopods inhabited the continent. The most well known is Arsinoitherium, an …

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Texas A&M University used satellite images, on-the-ground measurements and a statistical model to determine how much of the earth is covered by rivers and …

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A combination of natural microtubules and synthetic macrocyclic receptors allows for the light-controlled, reversible aggregation of the microtubules into larger nanostructures. As Chinese scientists have reported in the …

Washington became the first state Monday to set up its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules that banned internet providers from blocking content or interfering with online traffic.

For the past three years, an important broker has had its eyes on a prime piece of property that it wants to allocate to multiple tenants to ensure maximum use. However, the For Lease sign isnt on some quiet suburban street, …

Using graphene, one of sciences most versatile materials, engineers from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types of light than its current state-of-the-art …

A team of researchers has uncovered what they describe as a skull racka basketball court length wall of skulls with poles passed through themin Mexico City. Lizzie Wade, with ScienceMag, outlines the work being done …

Just like merry people at a party, photons perform random walks through white paint; but their density remained out of control. Recently, scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have managed to control the …

Researchers are using advanced imaging technologies similar to those used in hospitals to determine how vulnerable our trees are to drought and heatwaves. A new scientific review published In Nature outlines progress towards …

Similar to humans, non-human primates combine gestures, facial expressions, and vocalizations in various ways to communicate effectively. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology investigated …

A federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad.

Five years ago, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin boarded an $80-million yacht with the intent of trying to fool the vessels navigation system and stealthily push it off course.

Bellevue, Wash., telecom T-Mobile has been cited by the federal government for using fake ring tones on some customers callssounds that made the caller think the phone was ringing on the recipients side, when it really …

The loss of anatomical features is a frequent evolutionary event. For example, humans and other great apes have lost their tails and whales have lost their legs. The most convincing evidence comes from the presence of vestiges …

Tiny, nano-sized crystals of salt encoded with data using light from a laser could be the next data storage technology of choice, following research by Australian scientists.

In China, the giant panda is clearly a cultural icon. And yet panda conservation, and the panda itself, is often criticized because of the associated cost. But an analysis reported in Current Biology on June 28 shows that …

Self-driving cars. Internet-connected homes. Smart cities. Innovations like these are expected to reshape the technology industry and society at largebut none will take off without stronger wireless infrastructure, known …

Dont wait for the beep: Voicemail is going the way of the dinosaurs.

Streaming films and music or accessing business data in the cloud when flying to the holiday destination or to business meetings this is the dream of passengers as well as airlines. So far, however, fast internet on the …

Researchers at the Department of Energys SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have recorded the most detailed atomic movie of gold melting after being blasted by laser light. The insights they gained into how metals liquefy …

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