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Quiz: Electronics & Computers
How much do you know about the status of 6G wireless networking technology? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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Test & Measurement - February 2024

From advanced fighter aircraft to future fleets of driverless cars, innovative test technologies are enabling major performance, quality, and cost improvements. Read about these and other applications in a...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have created a device that enables them to electronically steer and focus a beam of terahertz electromagnetic energy with extreme precision. This opens the door to high-resolution, real-time imaging devices that are hundredths the size of other radar systems and more robust than other optical systems.
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Briefs: Communications
Wireless power transfer was recently demonstrated by MAPLE — Microwave Array for Power-transfer Low-orbit Experiment — one of three key technologies being tested by the Space Solar Power Demonstrator (SSPD-1), the first space-borne prototype from Caltech’s Space Solar Power Project (SSPP), which aims to harvest solar power in space and transmit it to the Earth’s surface.
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Articles: Communications
The digital transformation reshaping our world has made it easier to communicate with each other, but it has also made it costlier for companies to protect and maintain the equipment that makes that happen. Follow these sourcing tips and best practices.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Devices of all types are becoming more intelligent and may include native Ethernet. However, there are many opportunities where proven serial communications will remain the best choice for cost-effective communications.
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Briefs: Communications
MIT researchers have demonstrated the first system for ultra-low-power underwater networking and communication, which can transmit signals across kilometer-scale distances. This technique uses about one-millionth the power that existing underwater communication methods use.
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Quiz: Communications
The use of satellites for wireless and mobile communication applications has become a widespread practice across multiple industries. How much do you know about satellite communications? Test yourself with this quiz.
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INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

A self-navigating, cargo-carrying sailboat designed by a team of Rice University engineering students could be a sustaining link for Marines hunkered down on shore during war. The...

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Quiz: Connectivity
Do you know some of the performance updates that have been added to Wi-Fi 6 since its introduction? Find out with this quiz.
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INSIDER: Materials

Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering have developed a thin film device, fabricated by spray coating, that can block electromagnetic radiation with the...

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INSIDER: Energy

On January 3rd, the Caltech Space Solar Power Project (SSPP) launched into orbit a prototype, dubbed the Space Solar Power Demonstrator (SSPD), which will test several key...

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Quiz: Manned Systems
The chances are very high that you're familiar with GPS. However, do you know how it came to be? Its trials and tribulations? Take this quiz to find out.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This device could pave the way to higher-bandwidth wireless communications.
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Briefs: Information Technology
Digital data is subjected to errors when stored or transmitted due to the effects of noise on the medium or communication channel.
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INSIDER: Communications

A group of scientists in Nagoya University, Japan, have developed a possible solution to one of the biggest problems of the Internet of Energy, energy efficiency. They did so by...

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Special Reports: Aerospace
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RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2022

From battlespace communications to deep space missions, RF electronics are at the heart of new advances in a variety of fields. Read about the latest innovations in this compendium of articles from...

Briefs: Communications
The new NIST instrument captures waves in action by relying on a device known as an optical interferometer.
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Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Satellite radio communication is widely used in industry and government for high-bandwidth data transfers.
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Briefs: Design
Researchers built electroluminescent soft artificial muscles for flying, insect-scale robots.
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Briefs: Energy

A continuous flight of small drones over its perimeter could enhance security of the nation's border, but there is one small problem: The battery limitation of small drones (they last about 30 minutes)...

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Briefs: Communications

Inside every cellphone lies a tiny mechanical heart, beating several billion times a second. These micromechanical resonators play an...

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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The mobile, wearable device could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automation can crumble, even when only one cog is loose, says Brad Walters from Monnit.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A Smart Gadget, a simulator module, and a holographic display.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers successfully demonstrated the use of the human body as a medium for transmitting and harvesting energy to power wearables.
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Articles: Internet of Things
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The suit can be controlled with a double tap to the chest or via an app.
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