Radio

tech

The Pentagon Wants to Put Radios on Rescuers' Teeth

The Molar Mic communicates sound by sending vibrations through the teeth and skull, enabling telepathy-like communication straight out of a video game.
Matthew Gault
9.11.18
ALIENS

Art Bell, the Radio Host Who Made America Believe in UFOs, Is Dead at 72

Goodbye to the man who brought the world UFOs, Area 51, and Alex Jones.
Matthew Gault
4.16.18
Internet Insecurity

Researchers Rickrolled Emergency Alert Sirens in Proof-of-Concept Hack

Security researchers found that it was relatively easy to hijack the signal of the emergency alert siren system in San Francisco.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.10.18
thanks a lot

Cryptocurrency Miners Are 'Limiting' the Search for Alien Life

Berkely's SETI project can't get its hands on the latest graphics cards, which are popular with cryptocurrency miners.
Matthew Gault
2.14.18
Radical Networks

How to Explore the Hidden World of Radio Waves All Around You

From spy planes to rogue Wi-Fi networks, journalists and artists are using new technology to reveal a hidden world.
Marc DaCosta
12.18.17
eyes on the universe

Astronomers Are 'Racing Against Time' as Humanity Clogs the Air With Radio Signals

Interference is playing havoc with radio telescopes.
Jacob Dubé
10.17.17
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
Did You Hear That?

Inside China's Supermassive Alien-Searching Radio Dish

The 500 meter wide FAST dish has made a poor rural province the center of China's search for extraterrestrial life. But how likely is it the telescope will indeed start intercepting alien messages?
Jamie Fullerton
7.10.17
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
connection

Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Cities Want Their Own Radio Stations

Radio is a technology that connects people to their culture.
Jordan Pearson
3.28.17
Radio

The Story of FMX, a Wannabe Radio Standard That Was Killed in a Very Public Way

Attempts to improve AM and FM radio technologies tend to land with a thud—a thud no harder felt than with the FMX standard, circa 1989.
Ernie Smith
1.22.17
Radio

A New Search Technique Could Exponentially Boost Discoveries of Black Holes

"For the past 10,000 years, astronomers have been studying the light side of the universe. We have now just begun to study the dark side of the universe."
Becky Ferreira
12.20.16