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Twisted radio takes on a whole new meaning with research from scientists at USC. They passed each beam – which carried its own independent stream of data – through a “spiral phase plate” that twisted each radio beam into a unique and orthogonal DNA-like helical shape. A receiver at the other end of the room then untwisted and recovered the different data streams. The researchers, led by electrical engineering professor Alan Willner of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, reached data transmission rates of 32 gigabits per second across 2.5 meters of free space in a basement lab at USC. Not bad, much faster than normal radio transmissions..perhaps SETI explorers looking for ET would have better luck looking for more ‘twisted’ signals..
It’s a good Future news week, we think you’ll enjoy our coverage!
Mrs. Future and I share our thoughts and feelings of Bliss Camp 2014 and talk to one of the artist musicians, Hannah Thiem, from last weekend’s musical tribal event at the beautiful Camp Navarro, in sunny Mendocino County. It’s a big week for Mars Exploration as two spacecraft approach the Red Planet.
We then spend most of the show talking with visionary attorney Douglas Gillies about the future of the legal profession, as we hurtle in a new world of rapidly changing boundaries and needs. Douglas speaks as a biographer of UN pioneer Robert Mueller. Assistant Secretary-General for 40 years, his ideas about world government, world peace and spirituality led to the increased representation of religions in the UN, especially of New Age Movement. He was known by some as “the philosopher of the United Nations.”
Douglas speaks of the transition from competition to collaboration as we move to a global world view and his efforts to educate businessmen, lawyers, and other professionals in creating such win/win scenarios.
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The Futures appear on KSCO's Morning Show with Rosie, demoing and chatting about robots, thermal cameras, Glass, and singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."
We had a fun morning in the KSCO studios, chatting about robots with Rosie, who has been exploring the topic all month with the morning commute traffic audience. Now it’s our turn. We brought to the studio some fun toys, including the personable smart phone driven RoboMe, a FLIR infrared imager camera for the iPhone, and Google Glass. Hulu, the station dog, was a bit wary of the robot, and took a pretty mean thermal image with the FLIR iPhone attachment!
And because we were the last guests of the week on the “Good Morning Monterey!” we were recruited to sing the Mony Python song, “Always Look at the Bright Side of Life!” with the KSCO staff as our signoff. Enjoy!
:-) The Futures