technology http://kalw.org en Who’s using San Francisco WiFi? http://kalw.org/post/who-s-using-san-francisco-wifi <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the corner of Sanchez and Market, Jason </span>Dorn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pulls out an iPhone. He’s at one end point of the access area for San Francisco Free WiFi, a free wireless network that the city launched this past December. It spans Market Street, from Castro Street to the </span>Embarcadero<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:09:51 +0000 Audrey Dilling 45373 at http://kalw.org Who’s using San Francisco WiFi? Oakland Wiki puts 'community brain' online http://kalw.org/post/oakland-wiki-puts-community-brain-online <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you’re trying to figure out a piece of information online, your search will typically bring you to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia about practically everything.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But, what if you wanted to know something about Oakland – like why 880 is also called the </span>Nimitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> freeway – there’s another place you might land: </span><a href="http://oaklandwiki.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Oakland Wiki</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 22:31:46 +0000 Audrey Dilling 43822 at http://kalw.org Oakland Wiki puts 'community brain' online Women in STEM: Interview with Stanford math education researcher Jo Boaler http://kalw.org/post/women-stem-interview-stanford-math-education-researcher-jo-boaler <p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 02:30:00 +0000 Jen Chien 43121 at http://kalw.org Women in STEM: Interview with Stanford math education researcher Jo Boaler Meet the most influential, unknown man of the 20th Century: Philo T. Farnsworth http://kalw.org/post/meet-most-influential-unknown-man-20th-century-philo-t-farnsworth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a statue at the </span><a href="http://www.presidio.gov/explore/Pages/letterman-digital-arts-center.aspx#.Uw_Y3PRdUs1" style="line-height: 1.5;">Letterman Digital Arts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> center in San Francisco’s Presidio depicting a classically handsome man. He’s holding some rolled-up papers in one hand, and gazing at something that looks like an overly large, oddly shaped light bulb, which he holds in the other. At his side is a box that most everyone will recognize as an early television.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:56:13 +0000 Steven Short 42744 at http://kalw.org Meet the most influential, unknown man of the 20th Century: Philo T. Farnsworth Women in STEM: Terri Winston and Women’s Audio Mission http://kalw.org/post/women-stem-terri-winston-and-women-s-audio-mission <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-a1c07c24-05c5-6144-daf4-4042bc33f64a" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Picture a scientist in a white lab coat holding a test tube up to the light. Or a brilliant computer geek hunched over a keyboard. These are stereotypes we associate with STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. But there are a lot of industries involving STEM skills that don’t fit those stereotypes.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:04:13 +0000 Jen Chien 41578 at http://kalw.org Women in STEM: Terri Winston and Women’s Audio Mission