This Week in Tech

One day in the not too distant future, all our computer systems will be obsolete, our current cybersecurity methods worthless, and even our most powerful supercomputers powerless in the face of even faster, and much more powerful quantum computers, that can crack passwords like a hot knife through butter. That…
This week, advanced new autonomous and remote controlled aircraft, and what the state of Ohio is doing to make sure it doesn't crash into what's already flying overhead. Our special guest is Dr. Christina Bloebaum, Dean of Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering.
Dr. Christina Bloebaum,…
The first freshwater, offshore wind farm in North America, is one step closer to being built on Lake Erie, now that the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the permit allowing it to be situated there, was legally issued. Exactly when construction will begin though, is still up in the air.…
Two Professors from Ohio University in Athens have come up with a way to transform water polluted with toxic acid mine drainage (AMD) into small tubes of beautiful artist paints. Now, Environmental Engineering Professor, Dr. Guy Riefler, and Art Professor, John Sabraw, have their sights set on an even more…
Electric vehicles are poised to replace gas guzzling fossil fuel powered cars and trucks in the not too distant future, but there are a lot of bugs still to be worked out between now and then. For example, there is a new report out that highlights safety issues with three…
Even though Pfizer-BioNTech's Messenger RNA (MNRA)-based COVID vaccine was released first; it is Moderna's vaccine and the relatively unknown company's journey to billions of dollars in profits that piqued the interest of Wall Street Journal reporter, Peter Loftus, who writes about it in his new book, "The Messenger: Moderna, the Vaccine,…
Imagine cruising on the moon in a high tech rover that can withstand temperatures that swing between a sizzling 250 degrees Fahrenheit and an unbelievably chillly miinus 350 degrees. While tires that can withstand those temperature extremes haven't been built yet for use here on Earth; they are in development…
What would it take to build your own electric vehicle, and how much would it cost? We asked local D-I-Y enthusiast, and former Akron Makerspace Board member, Chris Bennett. You'll also hear from CBS News Auto Industry Correspondent, Jeff Gilbert, about how United Auto Workers Union (UAW) officials are organizing…
NASA unveiled fantastic and unbelievably beautiful first images this week from the James Webb space telescope which is floating more than a million miles from Earth. Listen for a report from CBS News Correspondent, Peter King, along with comments from President Biden, who hailed NASA's amazing achievement. You'll also hear…
While it may sometimes feel like your computer has a mind of its own; despite your frustration, deep down, you know it is really just following a set of commands programmed by a human.  But maybe that's not true anymore. Google Engineer, Blake Lemoine recently revealed that he believed one…
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