technology

Arts & Culture
12:41 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

LISTEN: Madison Man's Vintage Telephone Collection Still Works

Pat Carew's favorite piece in his telephone collection is his Western Electric candlestick phone circa 1900 (left).
Credit Gianofer Fields

Lake Effect's material culture contributor Gianofer Fields interviews telephone collector Pat Carew.

Most of us want the latest and greatest in technology and so consign our old telephones to the recycle bin once the newer models come out - but not Madison's Pat Carew.

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Health & Science
12:45 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

UWM Scientists Get Multi-Million Dollar Grant to X-Ray Proteins and Viruses

X-ray technology has advanced such that researchers can now observe the molecular level.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews UWM physicists Abbas Ourmazd, Dilano Saldin, and Marius Schmidt.

We all know X-rays can help doctors see our bones and teeth, but a team of UWM scientists will be using one revolutionary X-ray machine to look at something slightly smaller: our molecules.

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Education
1:57 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Open Online Courses Bring 'Elite' Education to Everyone

Massive Open Online Courses are a growing trend in education, helping thousands access university level instruction.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Chris Westfall, a national expert on Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs.

As distance learning is transforming education, another aspect to virtual education is also gaining a foothold, as big name universities extend their brand. 

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Smaller Budgets, Increased Technology, Drive the Evolution of Libraries

A sign points the way to the Villard Square library on Milwaukee's north side
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

People who use Milwaukee’s east side library will have to visit a temporary site for the next 15 months.

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Education
12:28 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Girls in Tech Comes to Milwaukee

Girls in Tech has a chapter starting in Milwaukee to get women of all ages involved with technology.
Credit Kalexanderson, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Beth Akerlund, managing director of the Milwaukee Chapter of Girls in Tech.

A Milwaukee area group forms to attract girls and women to technology fields.

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