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
12:31 am
Fri January 11, 2013

North Korea: On the Other Side of the Firewall

Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman

North Koreans continue to face restrictions over cell phone and computer usage. As Google’s chairman visits the country, Ann Thompson reports in Focus on Technology, what Eric Schmidt may want and what the future may hold for those who live there. East-West Center Associate Scott Thomas Bruce weighs in and so does Suk-Ho Shin, a reporter for South Korea's leading newspaper DONG-A-ILBO.


Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Drones to Gather News?

Camcopter S100

The Federal Aviation Administration has started writing licensing and safety regulations regarding using unmanned air vehicles (UAV’s) for alternate purposes, such as newsgathering, by 2015. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports on how these drones may eliminate the need for TV news helicopters.


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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Future Innovations to Keep Elderly at Home Include Robots

1. “Flo-Bot,” UC’s new telemedicine robot, allows doctors and nurses to assess the patient while not in the room.

Smart devices and robots are keeping older adults in their homes longer. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports that University of Cincinnati students are inventing new devices and aids to test in a smart house.

Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri December 14, 2012

New 4-D Transistors

4-D Transistor

In the world of computing it’s all about being faster and better. As Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology, a group of Purdue and Harvard scientists have come up with a new 4-D transistor. The novel design and material, directing the flow of electrical current, is said to be a preview of future computers.


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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri December 7, 2012

An Advancement in Studying Cancer

Magnified cancer cells

In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports there’s a new way to study one of the most deadly forms of cancer.


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