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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This bobwhite quail 'recording studio' may help increase the bird's declining population

University of Cincinnati researchers are incorporating such technology as recording equipment and QR codes as they study the social behavior and preservation of bobwhite quails.

This bobwhite quail 'recording studio' may help increase the bird's declining population

Kids' information is more valuable than adults'. That's one reason schools are getting hacked

Not all school superintendents and school boards understand the risk and don't take the precautions they should, one expert says.

Kids' information is more valuable than adults'. That's one reason schools are getting hacked

How Earlham scientists found fossils in the Mojave Desert in 30 minutes

Students flew drones and created digital landscape models from GPS data, allowing them to zero in on new fossils.

How Earlham scientists found fossils in the Mojave Desert in 30 minutes

NKU professor hopes to answer some questions of the universe with a device he's helping design

Astrophysicist Scott Nutter is part of NASA's TIGERISS experiment, which hopes to answer where atoms essential for life come from.

NKU professor hopes to answer some questions of the universe with a device he's helping design

Meet the local company making artificial turf with walnuts instead of rubber

It may be more expensive but it is more environmentally friendly. And the Motz Group, based in Newtown, has invented a way for the shells to be treated so people who are normally allergic to them don't react.

Meet the local company making artificial turf with walnuts instead of rubber

Mini organs created in a Cincinnati Children's Hospital lab are making big discoveries

The organoids, grown from human stem cells, can be customized to reflect specific disease conditions. The most recent involves the liver.

Mini organs created in a Cincinnati Children's Hospital lab are making big discoveries

GE Aviation successfully tests another engine on 100% sustainable jet fuel

This is the second engine its tested with fuel made up entirely of fats, oils and greases.

GE Aviation successfully tests another engine on 100% sustainable jet fuel

The mystery of the Cincinnati Art Museum's ancient horse sculpture, solved

When the Cincinnati Art Museum's East Asian art curator Hou-mei Sung questioned the authenticity of a decorative tassel on an ancient horse sculpture, she turned to the University of Cincinnati chemistry department for answers.

The mystery of the Cincinnati Art Museum's ancient horse sculpture, solved

A rhino's horns may be the key to detecting a potentially fatal condition in the animal

Iron overload disorder is killing black and Sumatran rhinos. Scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo wonder if too much iron in the horns may be an early indicator of the condition.

A rhino's horns may be the key to detecting a potentially fatal condition in the animal

A special ingredient helps this Cincinnati road suck in pollution

Cincinnati is beginning to see the pollution-reducing effects of a common mineral that has long been used in Europe, Asia and Central America.