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Television: The Life Story of a Technology
For better or worse, television has been the dominant medium of communication for 50 years. Almost all American households have a television set; many have more than one. Transmitting images and
Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money (review)
TLDR
While Solnit’s book has moments of similar intensity, it is not entirely clear that an extended narrative essay format such as hers is able to sustain a similar feat.
Scanning the issue
TLDR
The experimental results obtained show that the proposed HDMS outperforms existing state-of-the-art DMS methods and indicates that excellent classification results can be achieved with very short image representations and that fine-tuning on the target data set image data is not mandatory.
There, and Back Again: How Adolf Goetzberger Got to Solar Energy [Scanning Our Past]
TLDR
Adolf Goetzberger, the founder of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Studies, has been recognized for his contributions to MOSFET innovation and photovoltaic energy conversion.
"Please rush all possible assistance" [History]
When the RMS Titanic scraped an iceberg on the night of 14 April 1912, its wireless operators began sending distress calls on one of the world's most advanced radios: a 5-kilowatt rotary spark
Gramophone, Film, Typewriter (review)
Friedrich Kittler’s thesis is simple enough: “Media determine our situation, which . . . deserves a description” (p. xxxix). And so he describes the cultural environments in which the recording of
Between Performance and Complexity: G. David Forney, Jr., and the Utility of Information Theory
TLDR
This paper presents practical techniques to reach the “Shannon limit”-namely, the maximum data rate possible on a given communication channel using the most effective or sophisticated code available to maximize that data rate.
Corrections to "Jim Brittain and the Allure of Electrical History"
In [1] , the correct date that Jim Brittain died on should be March 8, 2018. The author regrets the error.
From Theory to Practice: G. David Forney, Jr. and the Innovation of Information Theory
In 2016, the IEEE conferred its Medal of Honor on G. David Forney, Jr., “for pioneering contributions to the theory of error-correcting codes and the development of reliable high-speed data
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