Laser-controlled solid-state switch for next-generation communications

Engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have designed a new type of laser-driven semiconductor switch that can theoretically achieve higher speeds at higher voltages than existing photoconductive devices. If the device could be made, it could be miniaturized and incorporated into satellites to enable communication systems beyond 5G, potentially transferring …

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Who is Ebrahim Raisi? Die-hard judge set to win 2021 Iranian presidential election

Iranian chief justice Ebrahim Raisi was due to win the country’s presidential election on Saturday morning, after the remaining candidates in the race conceded, including his politically moderate main challenger. Many Iranians feel sidelined by Iran’s authoritarian religious establishment. Millions of people boycotted the elections. The country’s election watchdog, the …

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Daily COVID-19 Data Still Important | News, Sports, Jobs

America continues to open up after the frightening and tragic months of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the ongoing vaccination initiative made possible by dedicated researchers whose abilities have unlocked the unknowns that have been key to the vaccine development. Yet despite the advances in immunization made so far, the …

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NSA offers tips for securing unified communication channels

The guidelines set out best risk mitigation practices Akshaya Asokan (asokan_akshaya) • June 18, 2021 The United States National Security Agency has released guidance to help federal agencies and businesses protect their unified communication channels and IP voice / video calls from cyber threats. See also: Live Webinar | The …

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Intercultural communication

RESEARCH Introduction to intercultural communication Intercultural communication is the research / study and practical exercise of communication (verbal, non-verbal) through different cultural settings. The same goes for national and international cultural differences such as ethnicity or race, and gender / sex, and for international differences, i.e. associated with different nationalities …

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How your organization can recognize Juneteenth

Juneteenth isn’t just black history, it’s American history. Over the past year, following Black Lives Matter protests across the country, many American organizations have begun to recognize June, or June 19, the anniversary of the day in 1865 when the last group of Black enslaved Americans were freed by Union …

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