Tag Archives: Netherlands

23Oct/17

Ronaldo retains FIFA award for world’s best player

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (FIFA) – Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday (October 23). Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Brussels ban ads for website linking men with young women

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (FRANCOIS DUBUISSON) – The minister-president of Brussels has banned adverts for a sugar daddy dating site in a growing row over whether the business encourages prositution. Continue reading

14Aug/17

300 x faster WiFi promised by light ray technique

Eindhoven University of Technology researchers say their prototype device can provide WiFi speeds hundreds of times faster than current commercial systems, using infrared rays of light. Jim Drury reports.

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS (Reuters) – Researchers say their new wireless network that uses harmless infrared rays will make wifi speeds up to 300 times faster.

PROFESSOR TON KOONEN, EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY,

“What we are doing actually is using rays of light which convey the information in a wireless way, and each ray is acting as a very high capacity channel. It’s actually the same as an optical fibre without needing the fibre, and what we achieved up to this moment is 112 gigabits per second.”

That’s the equivalent data of three full-length movies being downloaded per second.

Light antennas radiate multiple invisible wavelengths at various angles.

If a user’s smartphone or tablet moves out of one antenna’s sightline, another takes over.

Infrared wavelengths don’t go into your eyes, making them safe to use.

The lack of moving parts makes the system maintenance and power-free.

While each user gets their own antenna.

PROFESSOR TON KOONEN, EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY,

“The big benefits we see of our technique is that you offer unshared capacity to each individual user, so you get a guaranteed capacity. Next to that you only get a beam if you need the traffic. So we’re not illuminating the whole place where maybe a single user is there. That means it’s much more power efficient. Another efficiency, another advantage, is that light doesn’t go through walls. So that means your communication is really confined to the particular room. Nobody can listen in from outside, so it offers you a lot of security.”

The team is seeking funding to help make the technology widespread within five years.

23Jul/17

Over 1,000 children show super mental arithmetic ability at international competition in Beijing

Beijing,China China Central Television (CCTV) – More than 1,000 children, aged from four to 12 and from 18 countries across the world, showed their super mental arithmetic ability at an international competition in Beijing held from Saturday to Sunday.
Continue reading

27Apr/17

Nigerian entrepreneurs rush for growing snail market

The Giant African Snail is sought after in parts of the world for its nutritional and cosmetic benefits. In Nigeria, some entrepreneurs have found opportunities to export the molluscs abroad.
Continue reading

13Apr/17

How Uganda is financing its top cyclists

Yusufu Mbaziira founded a bicycle courier inside his small town, Kasubi, a Kampala suburb in 2002. He hopes that the courier service can empower the riders financially, while helping to produce world class cyclists. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

07Apr/17

Report South Africa or risk impotence, ICC told

ICC prosecutors dismiss South Africa’s arguments and urge judges to report Pretoria for non-compliance with the court.
Continue reading