communication

sun bears

These Bears Can Mimic Faces Like Humans and Apes

Sun bears show social intelligence by copying the open-mouthed expressions of their playmates.
Becky Ferreira
a day ago
Lasers

Scientists Want to Punch Holes in Clouds With Ultra-Hot Lasers from Space

The satellite laser communication revolution is just around the corner, but it has one especially obstinate foe—overcast weather.
Becky Ferreira
10.17.18
Google

Google Says Its AI That Makes Phone Calls Isn't Good Enough to Be Dangerous

At a product demonstration, executives did their best to assuage fears about the unsettling new technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.18
goodbyes

RIP Koko, the Kitten-Loving Gorilla Who Communicated With Humans

Koko died in Woodside, California, on Tuesday. The beloved primate was 46.
Becky Ferreira
6.21.18
HOTY2017

This Software Developer Is Making a Surveillance-Free Cell Phone Network

Denver Gingerich is the brains behind Sopranica, a DIY, surveillance free cell phone network he hopes will one day rival big telecom companies.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.14.17
thread

Twitter Is Testing an End to the 140 Character Limit

This will be great for @realdonaldtrump
Kaleigh Rogers
9.26.17
over and out

Roger That: A Short History of the Walkie Talkie

The lineage of the walkie-talkie reaches from World War II to the modern cell phone, and even inspired a major cell network.
Ernie Smith
9.22.17
that's not the same thing

Rather than Expanding Broadband, the FCC Wants to Count Cell Service as Internet

Fudging the numbers doesn’t help anybody.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.10.17
will it mesh?

I Tested Out the World’s First Off-the-Shelf Mesh Net Creator

goTenna Mesh is now available for anyone.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.10.17
it's the little things

The Capital Letter Lie

How your friends know where you are before you tell them.
Louise Matsakis
7.28.17
Operation Moon Bounce,

How the Moon Was Turned Into a Cold War Spy Weapon

Leave it to the US Navy to weaponize the moon.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.10.17
March for Science

The March for Science Forced Scientists to Talk Straight to the Public

Scientists are being forced into the public eye, and learning how to tell their story along the way.
Grennan Milliken
4.24.17
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