William Nicoll Staffwriter

Class of 2007


  • How Things Work: FCC Spectrum Laws

    When you take a call on your cell phone, listen to the radio as you drive down the highway, or tune into satellite television at home, you probably take for granted how those signals are getting to you. It was Arthur C. Clarke who so aptly put it: ?Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.? And if you took for granted the technology behind today?s wireless wonders, you ...

    SciTech | October 11, 2004
  • How Things Work - Voting Machines

    In a democratic country like America, voting is a thoroughly ingrained part of our lives. We are exposed to the process of voting at a very young age, making such groundbreaking decisions as whether to play kickball or dodgeball with a simple show of hands. As young adults, voting becomes much more important. In November?s Presidential election, many students will be voting for the first time. It ...

    SciTech | October 4, 2004
  • How Things Work: Organic LEDs

    A new technology is poised to shake up the multimedia display industry. While CRT and LCD monitors control the market now, the days of their dominance may be numbered.

    SciTech | September 20, 2004