wireless networking, free software, solar power

Can You Power a Phone With a Capacitor? And, can we understand that?

“There was a recent news item regarding a teenager’s project to use a super capacitor as a quick-charging energy storage device. The primary claim is that this could be used to fully charge a phone in just 30 seconds.” http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/teens-invention-could-charge-your-phone-20-seconds-1C9977955             Luckily, Wired put a physicist on the case, and […]

TV White Spaces Africa Forum 2013

Last week i attended the TV White Spaces Africa Forum 2013 https://sites.google.com/site/tvwsafrica2013/home, together with colleagues from the NSRC http://nsrc.org and ICTP http://wireless.ictp.it (thanks!). It was an event organised and largely sponsored by Google in partnership with a number of other organisations, including Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/, Internet Society Senegal http://www.isoc.sn/, Afrinic http://www.afrinic.net/, APC http://www.apc.org/, and the Senegalese Ministry of […]