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June 2nd, 2008

What Radio Might be Like 50 Years From Now

Abstract:
Decades from now, we won't be worried about carrying around radios, iPods, cell phones or any type of external device for receiving radio signals.

Thanks to nanotechnology, you will be your own radio receiver. Researchers are already experimenting towards this end. Last year, wired.com reported:

A scientist has unveiled a working radio built from carbon nanotubes that are only a few atoms across, or almost 1,000 times smaller than today's radio technology. The nanotech device is a demodulator, a simple circuit that decodes radio waves and turns them into audio signals. By hooking the decoder up to two metal wires, University of California at Irvine professor Peter Burke transmitted music via AM radio waves from an iPod to speakers across the room.

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