Saturday, June 29, 2013

AT&T Interested In Your Privacy?

I found and article on the Atlanta Business Chronicle that is a big step forward in email privacy.

Click here to read that article.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Telsa... Just for Fun

Found this on YouTube. It accurately depicts the conflict between Edison & Telsa but with humor.

More about Nicola Telsa in a previous post.

If having trouble starting video, click here.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

From Technology for the Deaf to Listening to the Universe

Alexander Graham Bell is well known for patenting the telephone in the United States. His work was driven by his desire to find solutions for the deaf. His research and development started the telecommunications industry that is common today and lead to the discovery of sounds from the Universe.

Bell Labs carried on that legacy and developed many technologies and devices. In a lecture by Honor Harger, the beginnings of radio astronomy are credited to Mr. Bell's assistant, Thomas Watson. In the early days, Watson listened to the noise produced on the telephone wires that were strung around the neighborhood. This noise is the subject of Ms. Harger's lecture.

Click here to view her lecture presented on TED.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Fiber Optic Chips in Computers a Reality

The communications network has fiber optic sections and in some cases fiber optic cable directly to the home or business. However, those transmissions are converted to analog (copper or coax wire) signals to interact with landline phones, televisions and computers. If these devices contained fiber optic components, communications would transmit at the speed of light.

Mario Paniccia, director of Intel’s photonics lab in Santa Clara, CA,  announced, “Our new integrated optical link makes that possible.”

Read the article written in the MIT Technology Review website for this exciting development.