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18

Oct

Potential underwater Wi-Fi making wavesThe chirpy and bulky underwater modems are as slow as dial-up phone systems from 30 years ago.

Potential underwater Wi-Fi making waves
The chirpy and bulky underwater modems are as slow as dial-up phone systems from 30 years ago.

04

Jun


 Student science experiment finds plants won’t grow near Wi-Fi router  



Ninth-graders design science experiment to test the effect of cellphone radiation on plants. The results may surprise you.
Ninth-graders design science experiment to test the effect of cellphone radiation on plants. The results may surprise you.

29

Mar

treehugger:

Improve your Wi-Fi signal using a soda can: awesome(ly easy) project.

20

Dec

Boeing tests Wi-Fi on planes with … sacks of potatoes?If you’ve ever felt like a sack of potatoes, there may be a good reason why. Potatoes have a very similar dielectric constant to humans – we reflect and absorb electronic signals in a corresponding manner.

Boeing tests Wi-Fi on planes with … sacks of potatoes?
If you’ve ever felt like a sack of potatoes, there may be a good reason why. Potatoes have a very similar dielectric constant to humans – we reflect and absorb electronic signals in a corresponding manner.

22

Aug

U.S. launches test of Wi-Fi to prevent car accidentsThe program will enable vehicles and infrastructure to ‘talk’ to each other in real time to help avoid crashes and improve traffic flow.

U.S. launches test of Wi-Fi to prevent car accidents
The program will enable vehicles and infrastructure to ‘talk’ to each other in real time to help avoid crashes and improve traffic flow.

06

Jun

Map of Wi-Fi router names makes a political statementDevelopers at a mobile app company decided they would map the political allegiance of people who declare those opinions using their Wi-Fi names. The resulting maps don’t represent the world’s opinion on U.S. President Barack Obama, as the sampling is too biased, but they’re a funny, human glimpse into people’s thoughts. 

Map of Wi-Fi router names makes a political statement
Developers at a mobile app company decided they would map the political allegiance of people who declare those opinions using their Wi-Fi names. The resulting maps don’t represent the world’s opinion on U.S. President Barack Obama, as the sampling is too biased, but they’re a funny, human glimpse into people’s thoughts. 

13

Mar

Turning homeless men into WiFi hotspots ignites debate at SXSWThe men carrying a Verizon 4G LTE MiFi around SXSW this year ask for donations via PayPal from anyone who uses their connection.

Turning homeless men into WiFi hotspots ignites debate at SXSW
The men carrying a Verizon 4G LTE MiFi around SXSW this year ask for donations via PayPal from anyone who uses their connection.