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Researchers Bend Radio Waves Into Pasta Shapes
2012-03-02 13:36:50

Researchers have solved the problem of radio congestion by twisting radio waves into the shape of fusilli pasta. Scientists reported in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics that this feat allows for a potentially infinite number of channels to be broadcast and received. A wave is able to twist a certain number of times in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction, allowing for several configurations. "In a three-dimensional perspective,...

Image 1 - Tiny Device Can Swim Through Your Bloodstream
2012-02-23 09:22:21

[ Watch the Video ] Engineers at the Stanford University School of Engineering have for the first time demonstrated a wirelessly powered medical device so small that it can be implanted in the human body and propel itself through the bloodstream, a feat scientists have been trying to accomplish for more than fifty years. Ada Poon, an assistant professor at Stanford, and lead researcher of the project, presented her research at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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