The Real Answer to All Our Error Codes

By Brian Barrett on at

You're working late into the night, a deadline is approaching. Out of nowhere, your trusty computer collapses in a fit of exhaustion or pique, shouting error message numbers at you in a tourettic fit of indecipherable jargon. What's it all mean? How do you fix it? This. Like this.

The Pasta-Shaped Radio Waves That Promise Infinite Bandwidth

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Try sending a text message at midnight on New Year's Eve, and you'll struggle: there's too much data and not enough bandwidth to cope with it. But now a team of researchers have developed twisted radio waves inspired by pasta, which could allow a "potentially infinite" number of channels to be broadcast simultaneously.