This Week in Tech

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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…
While there are already a lot of ways to save energy and money by retrofitting your home with new windows, weatherstripping, and insulation; wouldn't it be cool if you could do even more, just by using a different kind of building material? Well, now you can–or, at least you'll be…
*Updated: 3-6-23 This week, we're taking a deep dive into clean water technology. We decided to look into it, in response to the big train derailment and toxic chemical release in East Palestine, Ohio, which is about 76 miles Southeast of Akron. Is anything going on with their water going…
This week, it's all about recent breakthroughs that point the way toward a future with better, faster, and more secure computers, as well as nearly unlimited clean energy. Listen now, for word from the National Science Foundation, about some new research being done now at the University of Rochester, which…
As the use of Artificial Intelligence increases; the race is on for humans to redefine themselves and their professional expertise. That's the word from author, organizational Psychologist, and Artificial Intelligence expert, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, and the topic of his new book, "I, Human: AI, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim…
From James Bond's super spy Aston Martin, to Elon Musk's tricked-out Teslas; the cars we own, drive, and aspire to impress with, have had an outsized hold on America's consciousness and mythology for over 100 years. But, the problem is; we don't just drive them; they drive us to make…
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