Seeing through walls has long been a staple of comics and science fiction. Something like it could soon be a reality.
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The murky blobs visible with today’s wall-penetrating radar could soon give way to detailed images of people and things on the other side of a wall – and even measure people’s breathing and heart rate.
At least half of Australians and New Zealanders in a recent study believed in one major conspiracy theory.
At the turn of the twentieth century, electrical engineer Nikola Tesla began work on a wireless electricity network. It ultimately failed.
New 5G technologies also boast the raw ingredients needed to beam wireless power to small devices.
Most of the world’s electronics are not recycled, posing health and environmental risks.
Technical advances are reducing the volume of e-waste generated in the US as lighter, more compact products enter the market. But those goods can be harder to reuse and recycle.
A photo taken from the International Space Station in 2014 shows the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft on the left and the unpiloted ISS Progress 57 cargo craft. Six years later, private players have joined the space race.
Over the coming decade, the arrival of constellations of small satellites will reshape the space industry. It constitutes a paradigm shift, particularly in terms of data gathering and processing.
Next year’s ‘spectrum auction’ will give telcos a chance to bid for access to high speed, millimetre-wave 5G. But big businesses are likely to be prioritised, not you.
Liang Hua, CEO of Huawei poses during a stay in Paris in December 2019. The smartphone giant could well lose many European markets because of American sanctions.
Sanctions against Huawei by the US Commerce department have been followed by other countries. How can the company’s business thrive with so few avenues left?
QAnon is gaining ground in Australia due to a growing distrust in the government and media, part of which is rooted in a perceived lack of transparency over the coronavirus response and restrictions.
Sovereign citizens believe citizens are in an oppressive contract with the government, but that by declaring themselves ‘living’ or ‘natural’ people, they avoid being bound by certain rules or laws.
New analysis of 500 public submissions to a parliamentary inquiry shows just how prevalent conspiracy theories on 5G have become.
Huawei is unlikely to supply 5G technology to any of the English-speaking democracies. Britain had been its last big hope.
African policymakers should strenuously safeguard their right to choose from the widest possible range of technology options that suit their countries’ development needs.
Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 abound.
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Don’t jump to conclusions about 5G conspiracy theories or those that believe in them.
Conspiracy theories about mobile phone technology have been circulating since the 1990s and the imagined potential of radio waves to remote control a population.
A telecommunications tower with a 5G cellular network antenna looms over the skyline.
False news about 5G spread at breakneck speed on social networks, reinforcing the fears of people who already had suspicions about its effects on health.
Shannon Rose, left, joined other demonstrators calling for Gov. Gavin Newsom to end the stay-at-home orders during a protest at the state capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on May 9, 2020.
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From political ideologies, conspiracy theories or “reopen” protests, when faced with uncertainty, we seek reassurance in the face of mortality through efforts at containment.
Conspiracy theories about 5G causing coronavirus have led to attacks on phone masts.
Anti-5G conspiracy theories have been around for some time, but the coronavirus crisis is winning them new supporters.
As if attacks on health workers weren’t upsetting enough, reports indicate broadband engineers are now also being abused - as conspiracy theorists link 5G technology with to COVID-19’s spread.
Differences among the ‘Five Eyes’ over the tech company’s role in building 5G networks pose a threat to the long-standing Western consensus about how to manage relations with China.
After Theresa May passed the buck, her successor has put pragmatism first.