Focus on Technology Ann Thompson reports on the latest trends in technology and their effects on medicine, safety, the environment or entertainment
Focus on Technology

Focus on Technology

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Ann Thompson reports on the latest trends in technology and their effects on medicine, safety, the environment or entertainment

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Crosby Township Water Sensors Could Be Copied Nationwide

In what may be the most sophisticated real-time monitoring of groundwater, University of Cincinnati researchers are studying changes in water quality, vegetation and greenhouses gases in the Great Miami River Watershed.

CVG Pilots Technology To Help You Travel Safely With COVID And Beyond

There are five very noticeable travelers at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. They have two wheels and lots of artificial intelligence. In fact, they're robots and are among an increasing number of solutions for contactless travel at CVG and other airports.

CVG Pilots Technology To Help You Travel Safely With COVID And Beyond

Could Your Spinal Fluid Show If You Have A Tumor? UC Researchers Aim To Find Out

University of Cincinnati researchers are starting a clinical trial to determine if they can detect brain cancer in spinal fluid. This kind of a test, called a "liquid biopsy," appears to be more accurate than MRIs which sometimes prompt unnecessary surgery.

Could Your Spinal Fluid Show If You Have A Tumor? UC Researchers Aim To Find Out

Understanding Why Some Say China's Internet Model Should Be Stoppped

Experts say China appears to be winning the technology infrastructure war and has signed more than a dozen memorandums of understanding with countries around the world. A new report from the Council on Foreign Relations recommends the U.S. take steps to advance its own internet model and create a digital trade zone.

Using 'Password' As A Password, Ransomware And Other Threats That Undermine Election Security

Not long after Northern Kentucky University computer science professor James Walden's presentation on election security issues Wednesday, Iran was accused of accessing election information and sending emails to Florida voters. Walden lays out the most serious threats and has some advice on how to make elections more secure.

Using 'Password' As A Password, Ransomware And Other Threats That Undermine Election Security

Excess Weight Slows Your Brain, Study Finds

In the largest study of its kind, brain scans show people who are overweight and obese have a greater chance of reduced blood flow and brain activity. Scientists say low blood flow is a risk factor in developing Alzheimer's disease.

As Drones Become More Common, Privacy Concerns Arise

U.S. cities and their residents are being preemptive to protect privacy when it comes to an increasing number of drones with cameras.

Researchers Zeroing In On Blood Vessels To Prevent COVID 'Long-Haulers'

A Phase 2 clinical trial is getting underway at UC and nearly 20 other sites across the U.S. to determine the safety and efficacy of the drug razuprotafib in treating COVID-19 patients. Researchers say this drug could possibly prevent " long-haulers syndrome ."

Researchers Zeroing In On Blood Vessels To Prevent COVID 'Long-Haulers'

'Locked-in' Patients Have New Options To Communicate

An international company with offices in Milford is expanding the ways it can help people with ALS and cerebral palsy communicate.

The Complicated Logistics Of Making And Distributing A COVID Vaccine

The Serum Institute of India , the world's largest manufacturer of vaccines, is already preparing to produce a COVID-19 vaccine once it's developed. But other plants around the world will also be needed for the billions of doses required.

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