This light pink plastic dish may look like something from your grandmother’s china collection, but in fact it’s the European Space Agency’s first 3D-printed dual-reflector antenna. And it works surprisingly well.
Who needs metal when you’re surrounded by water? Mitsubishi has announced a rather quirky new way to transmit and receive data, by creating what it claims is the first ever working antenna to be made out of seawater.
It may look like an artistic experiment in geometry that you could find on Etsy, but this is in fact a new satellite antenna developed by the European Space Agency.
Because it has a goal! But a different kind of goal to the ones found in soccer: instead, it’s one to put American astronauts on Mars.
This is Nalla. She’s a female peregrine falcon — a bird capable of 200 mph hunting dives, before ripping prey apart with her razor-sharp talons. So why the hell does she live at the European Space Agency’s Cebreros deep space antenna in Spain?
The Deep Space Network is a collection of antennas distributed around the world that allow us to keep in touch with our herd of extraterrestrial explorers. The complexes contain a mixture of 26-meter, 34-meter, and 70-meter antennas, all serving different functions.
This stunning new design for an antenna tower outside the Turkish city of Çanakkale has just won an international competition, beating out such big-name firms as Snohetta, Fernando Romero, and Sou Fujimoto. Designed by IND and Powerhouse Company—who worked with structural engineers ABT to make sure it'd all work as…
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.
No matter how bad I feel for Alphie, this cat is stupid. He was rushed to the emergency room after eating a TV aerial antenna. This is what happened, according to the owner Vanessa Waite:
We've been testing a handful of indoor digital TV antennas over the past few weeks. So far, they're all complete disappointments. (You know it's a bad sign when you're going back to the ol' rabbit ears.)
With the iPhone 4S, Apple says it will deliver an iPhone that works anywhere in the world, and with fantastic reception.
Other than the battery, a phone's myriad radio antennae take up a good chunk of its internals. But a new design from the University of Michigan, funded by government grants, could dramatically change this. Tiny, hemispheric, super-efficient. Maybe the future.
For the better part of a year I've been trying to test the Wilson Sleek Smartphone Antenna Booster. Problem is, I kept going too far away from civilization. But apparently Death Valley is just far enough.
As expected, Apple has reevaluated their iPhone case initiative: "We are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010." But they'll still give you one if you complain.
An executive at a Mexican cellphone carrier Telcel claims that Apple has a revised iPhone 4 coming late September that fixes the annoying antenna problems everyone's seen with the original model.
According to Gruber's sources, Apple filed a bug on the iPhone 4 antenna issues two whole years ago.
After months of debate surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna issues, the New York Times is reporting that Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive responsible for overseeing the iPhone's hardware, has left the company.