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Communications, transportation, and commerce have been inextricably intertwined since the beginning of human history until quite recently, and they still remain closely related today.

“The success of the first electronic telegraph line in 1844 opened an era of modern communication in America. Before the telegraph there existed no separation between transportation and communication. Information traveled only as fast as the messenger who carried it.” Media and the American Mind (Czitrom, D. J., 1982)

This reality was even codified in the Dewey Decimal library classification system: 380 Commerce, communications, transportation
See also transportation and commerce


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History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
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Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Communication
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Caring for antique communication devices: phonographs, radios, telephones, and other communication devices (Smithsonian)


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Communications News -- ScienceDaily Communication Technology. Read computer science articles on new technology, internet addiction and more. Read all the current research into computerized communication here.

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    on July 23, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Two related studies found evidence that women's feelings of vulnerability about being a mother are linked to their posting on social media -- and those posts sometimes include their children's personally identifiable information, such as names, birthdates, and photographs. The researchers suggest the need for enhanced governmental guidance to protect children's online privacy from commercial entities, as well as more parental education about the consequences of sharing children's personal […]

  • When the pigeon and the letter do not travel...
    on July 23, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    In standard communication the pigeon always carries the message; the information is linked to a physical entity/particle. Counter to intuition, in a new counterfactual communication protocol, scientists have experimentally demonstrated that in quantum mechanics this is not always true, thereby contradicting a crucial premise of communication theory. […]

  • Flexible user interface distribution for...
    on July 19, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Researchers have developed mobile software platform technology that allows a mobile application (app) to be executed simultaneously and more dynamically on multiple smart devices. Its high flexibility and broad applicability can help accelerate a shift from the current single-device paradigm to a multiple one, which enables users to utilize mobile apps in ways previously unthinkable. […]

  • This deep neural network fights deepfakes
    on July 19, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Researchers have developed a deep neural network architecture that can identify manipulated images at the pixel level with high precision by studying the boundaries of objects in the image. […]

  • Review evaluates how AI could boost the success...
    on July 17, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Researchers examined how artificial intelligence (AI) could affect drug development in the coming decade. […]

Communications of the ACM: Communications / Networking The latest news, opinion and research in communications / networking, from Communications online.

  • Personal Firewalls
    on July 23, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Researchers find a way to make many implanted medical devices virtually hack-proof. […]

  • Jobs of the Future Are Strange, Terrifying, and...
    on July 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    What could your future job be? Griffith University and Deakin University recently teamed up with Ford in Australia in an attempt to tackle that question. The answers are strange and terrifying. […]

  • Twitter 'Fingerprint' Helps Decode How...
    on July 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Purdue ­niversity researchers have developed an algorithm that analyzes tweets to better understand how users respond to crises. […]

  • Making It Easier to Program and Protect the Web
    on July 22, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    MIT Professor Adam Chlipala builds tools to help programmers more quickly generate optimized, secure code. […]

  • Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger,...
    on July 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Many databases of facial images are compiled by companies and researchers without the knowledge or consent of the owners of those faces. […]