Communications

06 June 2013

Markus Kuhn explains how GPS spoofing could be used to lie about our locations and how we can improve security...

09 May 2013

We find out how medical mapping has helped track recent infectious outbreaks with the help of social media...

21 March 2013

PhD student Christian Steinruecken discusses his work on data compression...

21 March 2013

Glasses-free 3D screens normally have to be viewed from a specific angle. Now a team from HP Labs have overcome this...

18 December 2012

We’ve already heard about AM and FM, but now, there's also DAB – that's digital audio broadcast. The BBC...

18 December 2012

We find out how microphones capture sound by asking Naked Scientist Dave Ansell if he could build one from scratch, and...

18 December 2012

How can my voice reach you at home? We explore the science and the technology of radio broadcasting, to find out how a...

20 November 2012

We investigate the power of social media by attempting to create a global Mexican Wave across twitter...

14 October 2012

Mobile phone data tracks malaria as it moves with humans; Spirals of dust help understand evolution of stars; A new...

02 September 2012

Smartphone usage has grown in recent years, as has the amount of information we keep on them. A new system has been...

02 September 2012

Is it possible to be ethical yet hack into a company's website and online data? Apparently it can be, when the...

02 September 2012

Our lives are increasingly moving online, which means that more and more of our personal and financial information is...

22 April 2012

RFID, or Radio-frequency identification tags are the small electronic tags that are used for a huge number of...

04 September 2011

How dead dinosaurs fertilise forests, why mobile phones answer the call in emergencies, a DNA trip-switch for cancer...

04 September 2011

Dr. Matt Mountain explains the design of the James Webb Telescope and how infra-red will be used to study the very...

28 August 2011

If you shop online, you probably increasingly find yourself relying on the reviews other purchasers have posted for...

05 June 2011

Computer scientists at Cambridge University have come up with a way to make mobile phones work more intuitively in...

03 April 2011

With mobile communications playing an increasingly major part in our lives, many people are worried about the potential...

03 April 2011

As the power of mobile communication devices increases, they’re demanding progressively faster data transmission rates...

03 April 2011

Meera and Dave have been to Cambridge University’s Engineering Department to look at the research they’re doing there...

13 June 2010

The field of metrology, or measurement, is something that requires a great deal of accuracy. Meera Senthilingam has...