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)
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History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
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Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Communication
Charles Babbage Institute (CBI)
Museum of Broadcast Communications
The Museum of Communications (Telecommunications History Group)
Caring for antique communication devices: phonographs, radios, telephones, and other communication devices (Smithsonian)
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Internet of Things technology can boost classroom...
on August 16, 2018 at 2:55 pm
The use of Internet of Things devices in the classroom can have major educational benefits and appeal to both genders if designed and used in the right way, according to new research. […]
Printable tags turn everyday objects into smart,...
on August 16, 2018 at 1:14 pm
Engineers have developed printable metal tags that could be attached to plain objects, like water bottles, walls or doors, and turn them into 'smart' Internet of Things devices. The tags can also be fashioned into paper-thin control panels that can be used to remotely operate WiFi-connected speakers, smart lights and other smart home appliances. The metal tags are made from patterns of copper foil printed onto paper-like materials and disturb WiFi signals when touched. […]
Robots will never replace teachers but can boost...
on August 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm
Robots can play an important role in the education of young people but will never fully replace teachers, a new study suggests. […]
Password managers vulnerable to insider hacking
on August 15, 2018 at 2:29 pm
A new study shows that communication channels between different parts and pieces of computer software are prone to security breaches. Anyone with access to a shared computer -- co-workers, family members, or guests -- can attack or involuntarily subject it to security breaches. […]
App that will extend your smartphone battery life
on August 15, 2018 at 12:59 pm
New research has found a novel method to extend the battery life of smartphones for up to an hour each day. […]
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How Unpaywall Is Transforming Open Science
on August 16, 2018 at 9:19 pm
After being kicked out of a hotel conference room where they had participated in a three-day open-science workshop and hackathon, a group of computer scientists simply moved to an adjacent hallway. […]
Serbia Turns to Tech Industry to Fight Economic...
on August 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm
To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to...
on August 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm
You're crossing the street wrong. […]
Honoring the '80s, Def Con's Badge Is also a Text...
on August 16, 2018 at 2:37 pm
Nearly 30,000 people came to Las Vegas last week for the 26th edition of DEF CON, the iconic security conference. And no small amount of the mental energy of that vast crowd was spent on one particular thing: the conference badge. […]
LHC Physicists Embrace Brute-Force Approach to...
on August 15, 2018 at 9:09 pm
A once-controversial approach to particle physics has entered the mainstream at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). […]