This Week in Tech

Science fiction becomes science fact, as the Cleveland Clinic unveils a new bionic arm that amputees can control with their minds. Our special guest is Dr. Paul Marasco, the Director of their Laboratory for Bionic Integration.
Dr. Paul D. Marasco, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
As the US deals with the tumultuous end of the war in Afghanistan, preparations are underway for defeating our enmies on two entirely different battlefields; cyberspace, and outer space, and they're taking place in Mansfield, Ohio. Find out how and why, with Major General John C. Harris, who, as Ohio's…
Friday, 27 August 2021 06:57

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-27-21: Digital Kids Featured

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This week, as millions of kids nationwide start a new school year; we're talking to education expert and author, Richard Culatta, about his new book, "Digital For Good: Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World."
You're not alone if you have had hassles with your mobile phone service. Follow along with my tale of woe, as I outline how I tried to resolve a problem with my mobile carrier, what it took to get it done, and what you can do if something like it…
Thursday, 19 August 2021 12:30

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-20-21: Radioactive Roads Featured

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Ohio lawmakers are considering a request to allow consumers to buy what could be a dangerously radioactive chemical product, which is used for deicing snowy sidewalks and driveways. Aqua Salina, which is made from recyled wastewater "brine" from oil and gas wells, is already used on highways as a deicer…
Imagine a world without plastic waste.  It could happen, according to Assistant Professor of Polymer Science at the University of Akron Dr. Junpeng Wang. Listen now to find out more about his groundbreaking research on a new way to make and infinitely recycle plastic. We'll also hear from MAGNET President and CEO,…
Will a big cyberattack one day lead to war between the US and another superpower? That's a question US officials have been pondering for quite some time, and something that President Biden talked about recently, during a speech at the National Counter Terrorism Center. Find out why, and listen as…
Show me the money! Esports is big business now, and the University of Akron is making sure their students can prove they have what it takes to do the many jobs associated with it, by offering an Esports Business Certificate. Find out why, with U-A Management professor, Dr. Seungbum Lee, and…
This week, how the same voice technology that powers your interactions with Siri and Alexa, also allows marketers to gather data about you like your age, weight, birth control use, and more. Sound creepy? Well, it is, according to author, Joseph Turow, as he found out when he wrote his…
After a series of extremely damaging ransomware attacks believed to have originated in Russia; US President Joe Biden warned Russian President, Vladamir Putin, that the US no longer views such attacks as just criminal activity; but now also as threats to our national security. Then, just one day after that…
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