New telecoms architecture to boost data speed and cut technology costs

An EU-funded project, FABULOUS (FDMA Access By Using Low-cost Optical Network Units in Silicon Photonics), has created innovative new components to be used in digital telecommunications including digital radio, television and internet that are lower-cost and more efficient than currently existing technology. The project has demonstrated that its technology will allow higher bit rates – […]

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The National Radio Quiet Zone: No Cell Phones, No WiFi, Just Peace and Quiet

Green Bank is located within the National Radio Quiet Zone, which means that radio transmissions are heavily restricted by law. This policy is enforced by a “radio police man” who uses specialized equipment to detect signals from unauthorized electronics. Green Bank is home to the Green Bank Telescope, the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope, […]

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How energy is hidden in colours—can we use it to power a renewable future?

‘Roses are red and violets are blue’ – so says the old poem. But why are roses red? And why are violets blue? What is it that gives something its colour? And how could playing with colour give us wearable solar panels? This last question is at the core of research being undertaken by Dr Wallace […]

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