The international body's World Radiocommunication Conference unveiled a plan to allow satellites to receive specialized transmissions from planes. But standards on commercial flight tracking can vary widely.
Many of the recent attacks on government-backed research conveniently ignore the huge impact that such science has provided worldwide.
Hedy Lamarr was honored with a Google Doodle. It turns out, the famous actress was also quite the inventor.
Recently a New York Times article on Russian submarine activity near undersea communications cables dredged up Cold War politics and generated widespread recognition of the submerged systems we all depend upon.