This Week in Tech

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You see them on TV all the time; images of dramatic car crashes, fires, and disasters, beamed down to viewers from helicopters.  So, one would just kind of naturally kind of assume police have all that same kind of technology at their fingertips all the time, and that they can…
Friday, 19 May 2023 06:12

Boom! The Return Of Supersonic Commercial Flight Featured

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Imagine being able to fly to LA for lunch, have a business meeting, and then be back home in time for dinner. It could happen, if a research project currently underway at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is successful in demonstrating that a new, high tech airplane can break…
  Cutting edge, life-saving technology being used and tested right now in Northeast Ohio, could one day revolutionize healthcare worldwide. Our featured guests today are Pediatric Surgeon, Dr. Lorena Floccari, who directs the Akron Children's Hospital Spine Center, and Dr. George Muschler, who directs the Cleveland Clinic's Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic…
EV batteries, and the demise of the Chevy Bolt. That's what we're focusing on this week, as we discuss how companies making electric batteries for carmakers including Ford, Volkswagen, Toyota, and BMW are increasingly building plants in Southern states. We wanted to know what that might mean for traditional auto…
What if your insurance company could use your DNA to raise your rates if they think you might get cancer someday? Or, what if a foreign adversary, like China, for example; could use DNA to reveal the true identity of all of our spies? Think that's farfetched? Well, Akron-based journalist,…
Something new and exciting coming up at Kent State University; a new summer robotics program open to undergrad students from all over the country, paid for by a $450 thousand dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. We talked about it with Assistant Professor, Dr. Ye Lu, and Associate Dean,…
Following up on our March 3 episode about clean water technology; today, we're talking about proposed new federal EPA regulations that would require testing for exceptionally dangerous chemicals that cannot be filtered out by the common methods used to make drinking water safe nationwide right now. We'll find out exactly…
The federal government's efforts to protect US citizens' sensitive data took on new urgency this week, as the Washington Post reported that the phones of more more than 50 top level government officials had been infected with sophisticated spyware. Also this week, President Biden issued an executive order banning US…
The ripple effects from the recent Silicon Valley Bank collapse continue to be felt worldwide. Listen now as we talk about it with Kent State University Political Science Professor, Dr. Mark Cassell, who wrote two books on the banking industry. You can find "Banking on the State: the Political Economy…
The massive failure of Silicon Valley Bank is not only sending shock waves through the tech industry, but also through the entire US Banking industry, and it has the potential to disrupt the entire US economy. In fact, two other banks failed last week as well. Could it be a…
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