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If you often find yourself lacking wireless signal, there may soon be a simple solution. Scientists have developed a spray-on coating that can boost your phone's reception, make your home amplify signals instead of attenuating them, or even turn a tree into a transmitter.

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Old cell towers are big, ugly and inefficient. But the wireless wizards at Alcatel-Lucent say they've found a better way, one that will double signal strength, cut costs in half, and eliminate the need for the unsightly "hut" at the base of cell towers. Added bonus: the solution comes in an adorable cube form.