What's cellular about a cellphone?

A professor of wireless communications explains the origins of cellular networks and how they evolved into today's 5G networks.

Daniel Bliss, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

communication cellphones technology smart-phones mobile-phones mobile-phone-network


Screen time that supports new parents and young kids can enhance family health

Mobile health apps, teleconferencing with experts and thoughtfully designed educational platforms can all help families during the chaotic and confusing early years.

Ashwini Lakshmanan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Southern California • conversation
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

 parents  families  mobile-health  mobile-apps  screen-time  health-apps  new-mothers  chatbots  newborn-health  new-parents  new-fathers  cellphones  maternal-newborn-child-health  health-technology

Harvard Chan School to tackle distracted driving

Crashes caused by distracted drivers are believed to have been the biggest cause of a 14 percent rise in traffic fatalities since 2014. The Harvard Chan School’s Center for Health Communication is mounting an anti-distracted driving campaign this fall to make headway against a problem that has proven resistant to change despite efforts by government, insurance companies, carmakers and others. The Gazette spoke to the center’s director, Jay Winsten.

Alvin Powell • harvard
July 2, 2019 ~13 min

 health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  cellphone  distracted-driving  driver-safety  jay-winsten  social-norms  traffic-accidents

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