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Security guards separate guests on an episode of ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ titled ‘I am pregnant by my half-brother.’ Ralf-Finn Hestoft/Corbis via Getty Images

Jerry Springer and the history of that [bleeping] bleep sound

As ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ climbed the ratings ladder, the censorship bleep, which masked the slew of insults lobbed by warring guests, became a star of the show.
How will we preserve technologies so deeply embedded in daily life? BrAt_PiKaChU/Istock via Getty Images

Saving broadcasting’s past for the future – archivists are working to capture not just tapes of TV and radio but the experience of tuning in together

Scholars, preservationists, archivists, museum educators and curators, fans and the public are meeting in late April in the nation’s capital to figure out how to preserve broadcasting’s history.
The Online Streaming Act aims to level the playing field between streaming giants and legacy Canadian radio and television broadcasters. (Shutterstock)

How the Online Streaming Act will support Canadian content

The Online Streaming Act is set to soon become law in Canada. The act is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to support BIPOC content.
This experimental setup shows an ultra-low-power wireless communications device that could one day be used in tiny remote sensors. Zerina Kapetanovic

Device transmits radio waves with almost no power – without violating the laws of physics

A wireless transmitter uses almost no power and at first glance appears to violate the laws of physics. It’s actually a clever use of physics that could one day transmit data from tiny remote sensors.
Wireless sensors and data systems can help farmers use water much more efficiently by monitoring soil conditions. Lance Cheung/USDA via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Farmers can save water with wireless technologies, but there are challenges – like transmitting data through mud

The Agricultural Internet of Things is making farming more efficient. An information technology expert describes some of the challenges of working with sensors and antennas underground.
Barber called Scully, pictured in a broadcast booth prior to a Brooklyn Dodgers game, ‘the son I never had.’ Sporting News via Getty Images

How Vin Scully scored his Dodgers gig at 22 years old

Legendary broadcaster Red Barber took a chance on Scully when he asked him to be an announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Three years later, Scully was the voice of the World Series.

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