This Week in Tech

Wednesday, 09 February 2022 11:01

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-2-11-22: Weaving Magic Featured

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This week, we're exploring the intersection of art and technology, with Kent State University Artist and Professor, Janice Lessman-Moss. Moss, who heads the University's Textile Arts Department, has been teaching students how to weave for the past 40 years, and she talked to us about how digital technology has enabled…
 A new, high tech medical device that is already being used in Great Britain, but not yet approved here in the US, is showing promise for treating Prostate Cancer. The NanoKnife was developed by US-based Angiodynamics, and as you'll hear from Cleveland Clinic Urologist, Dr. Ruben Olivares; it is a…
While Intel's 20 billion dollar investment in two new semiconductor factories in Central Ohio is a huge win for the Buckeye state; it is also a huge win for America. Listen now, to hear from President Biden, and US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, who explain why it will not only…
A new study shows emotions - especially, anger - drive the spread of fake news online, and that you can help stop it by recognizing how you're being manipulated. Listen now as Jeanne Destro to Bowling Green State University Associate Professor, Christy Galletta Horner, about her new study on the…
Friday, 14 January 2022 06:28

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-1-14-22: Startup Culture Featured

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Take this job and...love it! Tech "Startup Culture" is in the spotlight, with Columbus-based Branch Insurance, which recently received the State of Ohio's Tech Startup Culture Award. Featured guests include Branch Insurance President and CEO, Steve Lekas, and Ohio X President and CEO, Chris Berry, explain what "startup culture" is,…
More and more companies are beginning to see that they can both improve their bottom line, and the planet, when they adopt sustainable business practices. That's the word from best-selling author, and business expert, Andrew Winston, who talked to us about his new book, Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by…
The Ohio Division of Securities has issued an investor advisory on Decentralized Finance, also known as DeFi. It is a relatively new blockchain-based set of financial services. Companies entering this space are now offering banking and investing services that rely on cryptocurrencies instead of conventional currencies, such as the U.S.…
Friday, 17 December 2021 08:14

This Week in Tech -12-17-21: Cybersecurity Year in Review Featured

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2021 was a banner year for cybersecurity,  and not in a good way, as US government agencies, businesses, and private citizens suffered the serious effects of major cyber attacks. Cybersecurity expert, Dr. John Nicholas, from the University of Akron, recaps the year's biggest threats, what is being done to address…
This week, a potentially major breakthrough in cardiac care, as Cleveland Clinic announces the successful start of a clinical trial on new wireless pacemakers and defibrillators. We talked to Cardiologist, Dr. Daniel Cantillon, who is the Associate section head for Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the their Heart and Vascular institute.…
This week, we're looking at some innovative new technology aimed at both preventing, and cleaning up toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie. This is not only designed to protect swimmers and boaters on the Great Lake, but is also important to keep drinking water safe for nearly three million people…
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