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Laser-based communication system enables HD video from space probes

Researchers have reported new results from Nasa’s Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) technology demonstration project, which develops and tests new advanced laser sources for deep-space optical communication. Nasa currently relies on radio communication systems to communicate with Mars rovers and probes. However, this incurs average delays of around 20 minutes…
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Tools and Strategies for 3D EM Modeling and Design of Microwave Imaging Systems for Medical Applications

Microwave Imaging (MWI) has attracted massive attention in the medical research field over the last decade due to its standout qualities of utilizing harmless non-ionizing radiation and affordable components. At present, conventional technologies (CT and MRI) which provide high-resolution images, still have several limitations such as their long examination time,…
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Economics Drives Ray-Gun Resurgence

The technical challenge of missile defense has been compared with that of hitting a bullet with a bullet. Then there is the still tougher economic challenge of using an expensive interceptor to kill a cheaper target—like hitting a lead bullet with a golden one. Maybe trouble and money could be…
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