TECH­NOL­OGY

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Faster trans­mis­sion

SOON MANY smart­phone ap­pli­ca­tions like GPS and Wi-Fi will no longer need their own an­ten­nas. Sci­en­tists have made a revo­lu­tion­ary shift in an­ten­nas, from the ana­logue to the dig­i­tal world, which could speed up data trans­fer and im­prove re­cep­tion and ef­fi­ciency by as much as 100 to 1,000 times than cur­rent phones. The in­no­va­tion com­bines sev­eral el­e­ments to work to­gether as one an­tenna that can be made to op­er­ate dig­i­tally with any fre­quency. IEEE An­ten­nas and Wire­less Prop­a­ga­tion Let­ters, Au­gust 24

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