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Recently, the Cold Atom Laboratory team announced that they have succeeded in producing a Bose-Einstein condensate at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This is being touted as a key breakthrough for the CAL which shall debut on space station in late 2016. This backgrounder discusses the basics of CAL. What is Cold Atom Laboratory? The Cold ..
TV White Space Communications is the most preferred wireless alternative for long distance communication. TV White Spaces technology utilises the unused “white space” to provide cheap Internet connectivity to remote areas. “white space” refers to gaps of unused spectrum between terrestrial broadcast channels in the 470-700MHz (TV-UHF) band. The gaps are necessary since TV signals are ..
Topics: India • Information and communications technology • Internet access • Radio spectrum • Science & Technology Developments • Television • Television technology • Terrestrial television • Ultra high frequency • White spaces • Wi-Fi • Wireless • Wireless networking
Telcos say that they are not allowed to expand tower network due to emission issues. Emissions from mobile towers are considered safe as it is non-ionising or “low energy” radiation, which cannot alter the human DNA. At most, it can only induce thermal effects by way of mild arming of the body. Only ionising or ..
Topics: International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection • Ionizing radiation • Medical physics • Mobile Communication • Nature • Physics • Radiation • Radioactivity • Radiobiology • Science & Technology Developments • Telecom
Big Data is the new reality of everyday living and stands for an immensely huge pool of data which cannot be de-jargoned with ordinary and archaic methods of data interpretation. Such huge data-sets form the basis of all reasonable aspects of society. Data-driven decision-making is gaining leverage and has lent more authenticity to modern ways ..
A digital locker is another feather in the hat of Digital India, which strives to bring internet connectivity to the doorstep of every Indian. It is an initiative of Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. It will enable the user to save one’s important documents electronically thereby ensuring security from theft or ..