communications

The Big Deal about Big Data and the Big Payoff

The Big Deal about Big Data and the Big Payoff

There is a lot of speculation about ‘big data’ and what exactly it is. It’s gigabits of information, many may find un-excitable. But in reality it is the staple of the 21st century and the reason businesses thrive. This is ...

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Displaced Orbits Possible

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland are claiming that maintainable displaced orbits – orbits above or below the standard geosynchronous orbits – may be possible with the help of solar sails. Scientist and science fiction writer Robert ...

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Braille Telephone

Researchers at the National Institute of Design in Bangalore, India have developed a new Braille telephone for the visually impaired. The telephone includes the ability to store telephone numbers and other basic contact information as well an interface for answering ...

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Lightspeed Optical Communications

Lightspeed Optical Communications

Researchers at the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, the Office of Naval Research, and Torrey Pines Logic, Inc. of San Diego, California have been developing technology that permits voice, video, and data transmission via optical devices. The ...

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AXON Tactical Perspective Computer

AXON Tactical Perspective Computer

TASER, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based company, has designed the AXON system, a tactical networkable computer that combines advanced audio-video record and capture capabilities worn by first responders. An audio-video earpiece imager, speaker, and microphone integrate into the two-way communications loop between ...

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Inexpensive Satellite Bandwidth under Development

Inexpensive Satellite Bandwidth under Development

A team of researchers funded by the European Union has developed methods for optimizing satellite bandwidth, potentially dropping the combined cost of satellite phone, television, and internet services to as little as 50 Euros a month. The Integrated Multi-layer Optimization ...

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Infosys ‘Real’ Hologram

Infosys Technologies Limited has been granted two patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office in the areas of holography and mobile communications. The first patent, entitled “Displaying Holographic Three Dimensional (3-D) Images”, contains the development plans behind an actual ...

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