Smartphones have come to create more possibilities than ever before. Now, it spells promise to function as a satellite as well. The STRaND-1 comes in as the first smartphone satellite to have launched into the orbit. It was launched atop … .
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There have been many satellites launched by universities and group of academics besides every country’s respective space agencies but this is the first occasion when an individual has taken upon himself to launch a personal satellite into space. He’s 34-year-old … .
Sure Wifi, GPRS, EDGE and 3G technologies have had their share of technological boosts. These haven’t really matched up to the expectations of smartphone users till date though, with people expecting their phones to perform internet tricks with speeds of … .
I can certainly understand if you said that you’ always want your smartphone and mean machine around and it qualifies to be your lifeblood, but if somebody felt the same for their satellite antenna, I’d be little taken back. But … .
Here’s something weird, Google employees got together with a few guys from NASA and decided to shoot the Nexus One into space. Now we know that the handset didn’t really sell as well as Google hoped, but shooting it off … .
Twitter has gone from all over the world to out of the world and it’s all happening so soon that we’re all clueless about it. The University of Tokyo has introduced a bot that tweets the real-time state of a … .
Whenever I looked at the human canon gun in circuses I would cringe and keel over in pain at the thought of the impact that the poor clown would have to endure on his unmentionables. However, there is no doubt … .
We do not believe it yet but still, it’s good geek gossip. Somewhere in the University of Oulu lies the secret of a special fabric that has some cool flexible antennas in it. This means that it will soon be … .
If the mere prototype of an airship creates such a stir, then it’s time to ready ourselves to be faced with a manmade phenomenon in the near future. The scientists at DARPA are all geared up to conjure a 1/3 … .
With a recent satellite collision still fresh on minds, participants at a meeting in the Austrian capital this week are discussing ways to deal with space debris — junk that is clogging up the orbit around the Earth. Not to … .
For the first time in the history of mankind (at least what is publicly known to us), it has been confirmed that a United States satellite and a Russian Satellite has collided approximately 485 miles over Siberia on Tuesday. The … .
Earlier we spoke about GeoEye-1, the Google Satellite that was to take a space image of the Obama inauguration. Well, the inauguration is over and they did take the image. It comes in a manner of small black spots on … .
UK-DMC satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is the first to use the bundle protocol for transferring information via an IP system to quicken the process. The UK-DMC satellite is a member of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC), … .
With the financial flexibility that Google has its all set to use the imaging capabilities of the soon to be launched GeoEye1 satellite on Sept4 will provide with licensing to This new satellite will have the capability of providing us … .
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has added another feather to its cap by launching a polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) carrying 10 satellites in its payload. The PSLV weighing in at 230 tonnes and almost 12 storeys tall carried … .
If you recollect the undersea mishap that cost telecom cable operator Reliance Globalcom much grief, well finally the company is set to get some respite. Using satellite images, the company has been able to identify two ships that may have … .
MSV (Mobile Satellite Ventures) has developed a prototype phone that looks pretty similar to the touch-screen satphone Naomi used to call for help when she fell into the hands of the Oceanic 815 survivors. Apparently the L-Series satellite phone will … .
Seems it’s not such a good idea to upgrade my cable subscription with Dish network since it’s not likely they’ll be offering new HD channels. It seems a brand new KU-band satellite failed to reach its desired orbit after launching … .
Seems the Japanese passion for experimenting is admirable. You have to remember that this is the country that kept us on our toes in the format wars of Blu-Ray Vs the experimental HD-DVD. It has now launched an experimental communications … .
If the pictures of the mysterious woman on Mars did not spook you then maybe this will. Apparently a large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or early March. The agencies responsible … .
Before I tell you about the Wide-angled Giga-pixel camera let me explain the root of this concept. When high-resolution images are taken by satellite or aircrafts the field of view in such pictures is tiny. To scrutinize a large area, … .
Imagine being identified in a crowd, by a computer, all on the basis of how you walk. Say hello to the Gait DNA technology. It is being developed in Maryland University under Professor Rama Challapa. According to the professor they … .
India plans to build a constellation of seven geostationary satellites at a cost of Rs 1,600 crore ($ 400 million) to meet the navigational system requirements in cars, trains and aircraft. The first launch will be sometime in 2010 and … .