The Daily Northwestern

Acosta: Technology has deteriorated human connections

Pedro Acosta, Columnist

January 6, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

One day a couple years ago, I sat bored out of my mind during a blackout with no laptop, phone dead and nothing to do. I realized whatever someone chooses to do during a blackout tells so much about them. What would you do if...

Northwestern, Evanston prepare to offer ultra high-speed Internet to University researchers

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 18, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Northwestern and Evanston officials are working to use their $1 million state grant to bring ultra high-speed Internet to University researchers by July 2015. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the awarding of the grant to Evanston in January 2013 to be used to turn the city into a “gigabit community” that would appeal to entrepreneurs. Made possible through the Illinois Gigabit C...

Evanston named as top city in digital communication

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 16, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

A national research and advisory institute named Evanston one of the top cities nationwide for its technological practices in communicating with residents. In its 2014 Digital Cities Survey, the e.Republic’s Center for Digital...

Northwestern receives grant to buy electron detector

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

November 11, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Northwestern researchers will soon be able to peer into the inside of a molecule thanks to an electron detector purchased for use in collaboration with the Chicago Biomedical Consortium. The CBC, a partnership between NU,...

CTA signs contract to upgrade wireless system to 4G

Stephanie Kelly, Reporter

July 22, 2014

Filed under City

The Chicago Transit Authority will begin a project in November to improve wireless communication on the Red Line and Blue Line subways. CTA officials voted in a board meeting Thursday to sign a contract with Aldridge Electric,...