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Smart Cities Are Vulnerable To Hacks, Report Says

Smart Cities around the world are at risk of getting hacked in everything from traffic control to flood prevention even as they spend $81 billion globally this year on data sensors to collect and integrate information. That's according to researchers from IBM Security and the data security firm Threatcare .

Local Couple Develops Technology To Save Kids In The Backseat

A Tri-State emergency room nurse and her engineer husband are in the final stages of producing a potentially life-saving sensor and app. It would remind parents and caregivers there is a child in the backseat of a car, helping to prevent that child from potentially suffocating in the heat.

Seismometers May Reveal Hidden Clues Around Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

The Kilauea volcano has been erupting since May, after a 6.9 eruption caused an earthquake that swallowed roads and homes and sent ash spewing 30,000 feet into the air. Researchers hope to determine the stability of the ocean floor near the erupting volcano in Hawaii, and so they've put a dozen seismometers on the ocean bottom this summer, with plans to retreive them in September.

Procter & Gamble To Increase Use Of Robotics

Procter & Gamble says it plans to ramp up the number of robots it has to a total of 5,000 in the next five years. It now has 3,000, up from 1,000 in 2013. Managers say the reason for the robotic increase is due to advances in vision and gripping, as well as robots that can work alongside people.

Bitcoin-Only Real Estate Deals On The Rise

Using only bitcoin, 20 homes have been sold worldwide, and that number looks to get bigger. In fact, the Miami, Fla., real estate agent that brokered two of those deals, Stephan Burke , says cryptocurrency will make up 25-30 percent of real estate sales in five years.

Cincinnati Cemetery Makes Grave Finding Easier With GPS

Finding a specific grave can sometimes take awhile, especially if you haven't been to the cemetery in a long time. Springfield Township's Arlington Memorial Gardens has a new option to help you find your way using GPS.

Miniature Human Organs Are Being Made In A Lab At Cincinnati Children's

Clinical trials are tentatively scheduled for 2020 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's new Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine , where researchers are making miniature livers and pancreases, called organoids.

Miniature Human Organs Are Being Made In A Lab At Cincinnati Children's

Everything You Need To Know To Plan An Out-Of-This-World Space Vacation

How would you like to go to the moon for the weekend, have a romantic dinner inside the rings of Saturn or jump off ice cliffs from one of Uranus' moons where you can float for 8 to 10 minutes? A new planetary travel book helps you do that — at least vicariously.

Everything You Need To Know To Plan An Out-Of-This-World Space Vacation

DriveOhio To Involve Cincinnati In Some Smart Vehicle Testing

DriveOhio, the state's clearinghouse for autonomous vehicle testing and smart technology, plans to include Interstates I-75 between Cincinnati and Dayton and parts of I-275. It's also helping to further Cincinnati's effort to build a test track for driverless shuttles.

How 'Cirque' Performers Get From Stage Left To Stage Right (And Back Again) So Quickly

Creativity is key for Cirque du Soleil as it transitions tent performances of "Corteo" to large arenas, as it does this weekend when the show comes to Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena. The old way of doing it involved running underneath bleachers. That doesn't work in an arena, so Cirque du Soleil commissioned the building of a machine last year that solves the problem.

How 'Cirque' Performers Get From Stage Left To Stage Right (And Back Again) So Quickly

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