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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
We Totally Meant to Do That

Humans Accidentally Made a Space Cocoon For Ourselves Out of Radio Waves

Praise be to the radio-induced space bubble.
Becky Ferreira
5.18.17
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
Art

Proof the Milky Way Is the Greatest Light Show Ever

The APEX Telescope’s giant new image shows the Milky Way as you've never seen it before.
DJ Pangburn
2.24.16
security

Makers of Device That Can 'See' Through Walls Are Worried About Who Will Use It

It could save a life or spy on innocents, researchers say.
Jordan Pearson
10.28.15
News

How a Dumbphone Can Steal Data From a Computer That Has Never Been Online

Researchers show that electromagnetic waves can be used to exchange data between an air-gapped computer and a phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.27.15
tech

How's the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Going?

Dr. Ragbir Bhathal, who leads Australia's Optical SETI project, thinks if there is extraterrestrial life out there, we may be just a generation or two away from finding it.
Hannah Scholte
7.22.15
Motherboard Blog

The Fastest Internet Ever Is Encased in a Laser Beam Pipeline to the Moon

The world's best internet is on the moon.
Becky Ferreira
10.23.13
Motherboard Blog

Crafting Portraits of Montreal's 'Electrosmog' Radioscape

Artist Jean-Pierre Aubé gives visual form to cities' growing radio frequency backgrounds
Kevin Holmes
3.24.13
Tech

The Silent Dish

In 1956, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory was formed in rural Green Bank, West Virginia, and became the hotbed of radio astronomy in the United States. But now, with cell phones, wi-fi, and radio stations emitting massive amounts of radio waves...
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
9.28.12