Tiny Satellite Antennas Are the Coolest Party Balloons You Never Had

There's a small army of adorable, little, (sometimes) phone-powered satellites out in space, circling the globe. And while they're damn impressive for their size, they face some challenges. They don't have much room for antennas, for instance. But MIT's new inflatable balloon antennas should change all that. » 9/10/13 10:40am 9/10/13 10:40am

New Cell Tower Antennas Will Be Way Cuter (and Better)

Old cell towers are big, ugly, and inefficient. But the wireless wizards at Alcatel-Lucent say they've found a better way, one that will double signal strength, cut costs in half, and eliminate the need for the unsightly "hut" at the base of cell towers. Added bonus: the solution comes in an adorable cube form. » 2/07/11 1:00pm 2/07/11 1:00pm