Category: Thomas Bifano

MIT’s Lincoln Lab helps speed space communication

December 9th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Thomas Bifano 0 comments

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Building a broadband connection to outer space requires something entirely sci-fi: a laser beam that can hit the moon…

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“In space, there is no high-speed system yet, so this thing is blowing the doors off other ways to transmit data.”

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Federal agents raid Woburn defense firm

January 24th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, Thomas Bifano 0 comments

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A team of federal agents and local police, in an apparent investigation, searched Wednesday the premises of a Woburn manufacturing company that has military contracts…

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