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
1:31 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Yellow and Gray Buses Can Go Green

A zero-emission bus is on a cross country tour, stopping off in Cincinnati to demonstrate its super green features. Take a test drive with Ann Thompson in this week’s Focus on Technology.

Focus on Technology
1:31 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Robot Medics Research

the RAIDER robot

Injured U.S. soldiers on the battlefield may eventually be helped by robots. Vision recognition technology developed by University of Dayton researchers would help the robots seek out and find soldiers in need of medical care.  Ann Thompson reports in this week's Focus on Technology.

Focus on Technology
1:35 am
Fri September 7, 2012

STEAM2 at Lakota Schools

STEAM2 - Lakota Schools

You’ve probably heard of STEM curriculum: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But have you heard of STEAM2? The Lakota School District has taken STEM one step further to prepare students for projected job openings by adding Applied Arts and Medical.  Ann Thompson reports about this enhanced approach in Focus on Technology.

Focus on Technology
12:46 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Smale Riverfront Park

A water feature at Smale Riverfront Park
Ann Thompson WVXU

Behind all the fountains and splash pools at Cincinnati’s Smale Riverfront Park, there is underground technology that saves energy and water. Take a tour with Ann Thompson in Focus on Technology.

Focus on Technology
1:50 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Testing New Medications Using Tissue Chips

Doctoral Student Kyle McCracken looks at a partially functioning stomach he has grown from human stem cells

Ann Thompson’s Focus on Technology reports researchers are developing tissue chips that accurately model human organs, such as the lungs, liver and heart. As a result, scientists at Cincinnati Children’s and others may be able to test new drugs faster, safer, and more cost effectively than present methods.

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