Patrick Nelson

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Patrick Nelson was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication Producer Report and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson wrote the cult-classic novel Sprawlism.

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How sensors, ambient intelligence could revolutionize healthcare

How sensors, ambient intelligence could revolutionize healthcare

Wireless technologies could help mitigate clinical errors and improve caregiving in hospitals and at home.

Could human organs join networks?

Could human organs join networks?

Ongoing research explores biologically-based communication networks and electronics that could directly connect to human tissues.

Vendors lengthen the range of 5G millimeter-wave transmissions

Vendors lengthen the range of 5G millimeter-wave transmissions

Tests involving Ericsson and Qualcomm overcame some of the limiting characteristics of 5G millimeter connectivity, more than doubling its effective distance.

Telehealth usage soars during COVID-19

Telehealth usage soars during COVID-19

Telemedicine is seeing rapid adoption gains as physicians and patients become more comfortable using videoconferencing for telehealth visits.

Researchers set a new world-record Internet speed

Researchers set a new world-record Internet speed

Researchers have logged the fastest ever data speed over optical fiber, using methods that could be applied to upgrade existing networks

Military looks to ultraviolet networks for secure battlefield communication

Military looks to ultraviolet networks for secure battlefield communication

The U.S. Army wants to develop new, more secure communications networks for soldiers in the field using free-space ultra-violet optical transmissions.

Information could be half the world's mass by 2245, says researcher

Information could be half the world's mass by 2245, says researcher

Because of the amount of energy and resources used to create and store digital information, the data should be considered physical, and not just invisible ones and zeroes, according to one theoretical physicist.

AI system analyzes code similarities, makes progress toward automated coding

AI system analyzes code similarities, makes progress toward automated coding

Researchers from Intel, MIT and Georgia Tech are working on an AI engine that can analyze code similarities to determine what code actually does, setting the stage for automated software writing.

Federated learning improves how AI data is managed, thwarts data leakage

Federated learning improves how AI data is managed, thwarts data leakage

Researchers from Penn Medicine are studying new AI models using federated learning to improve how brain tumors are detected and treated.

Organic data-transfer technology holds promise for IoT

Organic data-transfer technology holds promise for IoT

Newcastle University researchers propose using organic LEDs for optical wireless communications because they're cheaper than regular LEDs, easy to distribute and eco-friendly.

6G wireless? Samsung is already outlining its plans

6G wireless? Samsung is already outlining its plans

Connected machines and digital twins will help drive 6G networks, Samsung says.

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