Arctic Drifting

Designed by Studio Les Bêtes, an enormous inflatable ball for future explorers. The inflatable research lab, called the Arctic Drifter, would be built out of Hypalon air-bags (a material similar to that used in rugged inflatable boats) and would quite literally roll across the arctic, ignoring water, ice, and crevasses in the process. Drifting on the Wind… Lire la suite Arctic Drifting

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Wi-Fi via White Spaces

A network design that uses old TV spectrum could produce better long-range wireless connectivity. Long-range, low-cost wireless Internet could soon be delivered using radio spectrum once reserved for use by TV stations. The blueprints for a computer network that uses "white spaces," which are empty fragments of the spectrum scattered between used frequencies, will be… Lire la suite Wi-Fi via White Spaces