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Posted in Wireless, 17th February 2011 04:00 GMT
A team of researchers has developed a technology that has the potential to double the speed of wireless radios – such as those used by Wi-Fi – by allowing signals to be received and transmitted simultaneously.

"Textbooks say you can't do it," said Stanford University assistant professor Philip Levis when announcing the breakthrough. "The new system completely reworks our assumptions about how wireless networks can be designed."

"Designing radios that can receive and transmit at the same time was thought to be generally impossible," says fellow assistant professor and team member Sachin Katti in a video accompanying the announcement.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02...radio_signals/
    
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Going to a Starbucks will be like walking into a microwave on high.
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Going to a Starbucks will be like walking into a microwave on high.
well at least your drinks will stay toasty if your organs already arent.
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Reading through the article I'm surprised this hadn't been thought of before. Such a simple idea but so effective.
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And yet, the most you'll find in your "state of the art" iPhone is an 802.11b controller.

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Going to a Starbucks will be like walking into a microwave on high.
They can't exceed the FCC power limits. And where did you get from the article that they are increasing the transmitted power?
    
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Well these guys deserve the buckets of money they could earn from this.
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They can't exceed the FCC power limits. And where did you get from the article that they are increasing the transmitted power?
>implying I read the article and didn't just jokepost the 2get

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Not sure if you're aware, but this isn't 4chan...
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I knew I took a wrong turn somewhere

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