'Cloaking Device' Could Improve Cell Phone Call Quality
Scientists working on a way to bend light waves in order to cloak objects have stumbled onto another use for the technology. Duke University's David Smith, one of the researchers, said, "Cloaking technology could be used to make obstacles that impede communications signals 'disappear.'" Simply put, this technology could help cell phone signals avoid solid objects that stand in their way and become more "visible" to antennas receiving the signal. The technology involved uses a man-made substance called a meta-material. Duke's meta-material consists of 10,000 pieces of fiberglass arranged in a parallel pattern on a circuit board. The researchers said the technology is a long way from being able to actually make visible objects disappear.
Hands On wth the Asus ZenFone AR
You can finally get a phone with Google's "Tango" AR technology in the US. The Asus ZenFone AR goes on sale with Verizon today.
Innovative New Wireless Antenna is Dramatically Smaller
Researchers at Northeastern University have demonstrated a new type of radio antenna that operates in the frequencies used for some cellular networks and Wi-Fi, but is up to 100 times smaller than current antenna designs. The new antenna can be manufactured on a single chip approximately 1mm across.
Researchers Create Low-Power, High-Resolution Display Tech
Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered new display technology that can be used to make bright, high-resolution screens while hardly drawing any power. Oxford is bullish enough on the technology that it formed a new company, called Bodle Technologies, to commercialize the discovery.
Google Opens Pixel's Depth-Of-Field Effect Code to Researchers
Google this week made its semantic image segmentation feature, which is what powers the portrait effect on the Pixel smartphones, available to academia and researchers. Google uses semantic image segmentation to define the shape of objects within photos and then assign those objects a label, such as person, dog, or car.
WeBoost, SureCall Roll Out In-Home Signal Boosters
WeBoost and SureCall both used CES as an opportunity to show off new cell signal boosters. Both products work in a similar fashion: they collect cell signals from nearby cell towers, amplify them, and rebroadcast them within the home to improve coverage and signal strength.
won't the romulans be angry?
This just proves that science fiction is indeed a precurser to the reality of the future.
But they already have this technology.....
It was used in all of the predator movies, maybe i just dont undetstand....
You are exactly right! I will explain it to you.
Unfortnately at the time the movie came out, the predator was ...
Cell-Phones VS. Predator
And also coming soon in the future....
Cars that drive themselves!
Small Pills that you can eat one of, and it takes the place of an entire meal!
i still play starcraft one. mainly just UMS for ww2 and diplo games though.
The I-Spy Phone
The large concrete buildings blocking signal would be made invisible?
Lawsuits from people driving/walking into buildings because they were invisible.