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Communications Archive

  • Holey Fibers Cut Their Losses

    New technique for photonic crystal fibers brings signal losses down near those of conventional optical fibers.

  • Really Thin Skin

    “Two-dimensional” nanofilms from Lightyear Technologies may give batteries a boost.

  • All Signals Go

    The engineer-turned-CEO discusses the Texas Instruments comeback and what’s next for wireless.

  • Peering into Your PC

    As peer-to-peer software moves into direct remote control, should you think twice about opening up your computer?

  • MP3 Software

    How MP3 software works.

  • The Universal Cell Phone

    Software-based technology developed by the U.S. military could slice through the maze of conflicting standards and make it possible to use wireless devices anywhere, anytime-even downloading all the latest features as they appear on the market.

  • Information Cosmos

    Seeking order amid informational chaos? Learn some lessons from the ancient Library of Alexandria.

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