Focus on Technology

Wednesday afternoons during Cincinnati Edition, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

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

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

How long before a robot does your job?

Baxter is a "collaborative robot" designed to work alongside people.
Wikipedia

It may not be too long before your co-worker is a robot. That robot might eventually take your job, according to this video.

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Focus on Technology
12:00 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

GE facility gives glimpse of 3D printer future

This 3D printer uses metal powder to build thin layers using a laser.
GE Aviation

NOTE: This originally ran on January 15, 2014.

GE Aviation has so much faith in 3D printing that it will soon relocate its Sharonville facility to a much larger space. GE bought what used to be called Morris Technologies in 2012. Morris was the first to introduce 3D metallic based technology to North America.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Shot could eventually suppress food allergies

Peanut allergies are among the most common food allergies. Other common ones include egg and milk allergies.
Ann Thompson WVXU

It's still five years away from human clinical trials, but at least in mice, a new antibody injection has seemingly suppressed allergic reactions to food.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Social Media activated vending machine nets you free stuff

This is what you see when using an Instagram-activated vending machine made by IVS.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The concept is 21st century clever. Help companies promote their products via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram  to get free products from special vending machines.

Patrick McDonald thought of this idea years ago and launched Innovative Vending Solutions in 2008. The company is based in West Carrollton. His partner is Jeff Thibodeau.

Companies rent or buy the machines.  Telus and the World Wildlife Federation put this one in Canada.

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Cluster Headaches
2:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Instant pain relief from cluster headaches?

Cluster headaches are often called "suicide headaches" because of their intense pain, paralyzing suffers for 15 minutes to three hours at a time.

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