Tag: Radio Waves

Researchers Detect High-Speed Jet Of Light From Neutron Star Merger

The first confirmed neutron star merger produced a jet of stellar material that researchers on Earth can see with visible light. This contradicts earlier predictions that the merger would create a wide-angle flow of light instead.

Space July 3, 2018

Space Radio Developed For NASA Could Change Flight Tracking Worldwide

A reconfigurable radio developed for NASA could allow permanent monitoring of flight systems worldwide. To function, the technology uses a higher-frequency radio with a larger bandwidth.

Space January 30, 2017

Chip-Sized Terahertz Modulators May Pave The Way For Faster Data Transmission

Researchers at the Tufts University have developed a chip-sized terahertz modulator. This may pave the way for expanding the utilization of terahertz band of frequencies for faster and wider data transmission.

Material Science January 25, 2017

New Pulsar Images From NASA Shed Light On Geometry Of Neutron Stars

Recent images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed interesting facts on pulsar emission patterns. There were differences in the pulse beam patterns of the pulsars studied, adding credence to the theory that observed shapes and pulses have a lot do with their geometry and pulsar model.

Space January 19, 2017

Harvard Researchers Build World's Smallest Radio Receiver

Engineers at Harvard have developed a tiny radio receiver using atom-sized defects in pink diamonds. This new device is highly durable and biocompatible, which means it can be used in space and even inside the human body.

Material Science December 20, 2016

New Detection Method To Double Number Of Known Black Holes Within Two Years

A new detection method that combines microlensing and radio wave interferometry may discover about 10 black holes per year. This could double the number of known black holes in just two years.

Space December 18, 2016

MIT Machine Uses Radio Waves To Read Human Emotions

MIT's new device called EQ-Radio can read four human emotions using radio signals. It can be used as a lie detector but it has other potential applications in the the field of medicine and film industry.

Biotech September 21, 2016

New Computer Algorithm May Help Astronomers Capture First Black Hole Images

A telescope nearly the size of planet Earth is needed to capture the image of a black hole. How do the Event Horizon Telescope project and the new Chirp algorithm attempt to solve this problem?

Space June 7, 2016

Jupiter's Clouds Float On Vast Ammonia Deposits

Astronomers have now peered beneath the outer layer of clouds on Jupiter using a powerful network of radio telescopes. What did they find?

Space June 2, 2016

Batteries Not Needed: This Tiny Computer Runs On Radio Waves

A newly developed wireless computer can keep itself powered by collecting radio waves in the air and converting them into electricity. Researchers believe this new technology can lead to the creation of low-maintenance devices.

Computers April 29, 2016

Astronomers In India Discover Dying Giant Radio Galaxy 9 Billion Light Years Away

A giant radio galaxy nine billion light years away was discovered by Indian astronomers. The galaxy is said to be in its dying phase, providing more information about such galaxies.

Space November 7, 2015

Cosmic Radio Burst Captured in Real Time: Here's Why It's Significant

For the first time, astronomers were able to observe a fast radio burst (FRB) as it happens, allowing them to rule out some theories of its sources.

Space January 20, 2015

New meteor shower peaks May 23-24. See 1,000 shooting stars per hour.

Astronomers expect that a new meteor shower will peak this weekend. Stargazers are in for a treat and up to 1,000 meteors are expected to light up the night sky.

Space May 21, 2014

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