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)
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Caring for antique communication devices: phonographs, radios, telephones, and other communication devices (Smithsonian)
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Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments...
on May 17, 2019 at 6:51 pm
Machine learning can help bring to Earth the clean fusion energy that lights the sun and stars. Researchers are using this form of artificial intelligence to create a model for rapid control of plasma -- the state of matter composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei, or ions -- that fuels fusion reactions. […]
Death of the middleman? Imagining a cheaper,...
on May 17, 2019 at 6:40 pm
Researchers see a blockchain-driven future where cars, homes and appliances can buy and sell digital information. […]
Helping robots remember: Hyperdimensional...
on May 15, 2019 at 8:54 pm
A new article introduces a new way of combining perception and motor commands using the so-called hyperdimensional computing theory, which could fundamentally alter and improve the basic artificial intelligence (AI) task of sensorimotor representation -- how agents like robots translate what they sense into what they do. […]
New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks
on May 15, 2019 at 6:40 pm
Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do -- take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots that one day can improve the effectiveness of dangerous missions. […]
Quantum cloud computing with self-check
on May 15, 2019 at 5:17 pm
With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists have opened the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics. In a new study, researchers report how they simulated particle physics phenomena on 20 quantum bits and how the quantum simulator self-verified the result for the first time. […]
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Driverless Electric Truck Starts Deliveries on...
on May 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm
A driverless electric truck has started delivering freight daily along a public road in Sweden. […]
Waymo and Lyft Partner to Scale Self-Driving...
on May 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Technology developer Waymo and ride-hailing company Lyft have partnered to deploy driverless vehicles for Lyft's robotaxi service in Phoenix, AZ. […]
Robots Thrive in the Forest on Jobs Humans Find...
on May 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Sweden's forest companies are embracing technology to cut costs and boost profits, while freeing employees from mundane tasks. […]
Rattled by Cyberattacks, Hospitals Push Device...
on May 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm
With cyberattacks against Internet-connected medical devices on the rise, hospitals and health systems in the U.S. are pressuring device manufacturers to bolster their products' safety. […]
Android App to Tackle Cybersecurity in the...
on May 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Android is offering a free app to boost security for smartphone users in the developing world. […]