Is there dominance of mass-communication as opposed to the one-on-one phone call we fear so much?
From morse code to quantum cryptography, Hilary Lamb explores a history of ciphers and codebreakers.
Syed Asaad Qadri explains the complex internal communication of giving birth
Kruti Shrotri questions whether we’ll ever be able to communicate faster than the speed of light.
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Bottlenose Dolphins naturally invent and exchange unique identity whistles that closely resemble human names …
Harald Haas and his team from the University of Edinburgh have invented what he calls “speaking light”. In a TED talk on 15 July, Haas demonstrated the wireless transmission of HD video via a rapidly blinking desk lamp. The trick involves quickly modulating the intensity of “high-brightness” LEDs, allowing binary-encoded data to be sent to […]
When nobody’s fussing about Wi-Fi in schools and when there’s a lull between reports on the injurious effects of mobile phones I suspect few of us give much thought to the fizzing ocean of radio waves crashing over us silently, invisibly, continuously, ceaselessly. We take it for granted that the phone in our hand can […]