Communication

Shedding Light on Li-Fi

Could we solve the radio frequency spectrum crunch by switching from radio to light? How does Li-Fi actually work and in which situations is it suitable?

Forget Going Viral - Bacterial Communication is Awesome

How do bacteria communicate with one another? And how could understanding that help us fight superbugs that have developed resistance to antibiotics?

The Agony of Notifications

Technology has us more plugged in and connected than ever before but it also creates endless opportunities for interruptions. What effect do notifications have on productivity and anxiety? And how could technology help solve a problem it created?

How to Talk to Aliens

If we found intelligent alien life, how would we communicate with it? We explore the challenges of chatting with someone out of this world.

Pew! Pew! Laser!

The inventor of the laser turned 99 in 2014. We look at emerging, cutting-edge uses for one of the coolest types of tech out there.

Let's Have a Quick Chat

Communication speed is constrained by things ranging from cable throughput to the speed of light. Learn more in this Fw:Thinking blog post.