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 March 12, 2014

African space agency, a giant leap for some

With a goal of building a space rocket, Uganda now is working on a single-seater plane.
NTV

This fall members of the African Union Commission are scheduled to release their recommendations for an African Space Agency. The feasibility study is chaired by South Africa and includes Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Algeria.

For some, a space agency is the likely next step. Since 2010 satellite capacity across the continent has almost tripled, helping to fuel Africa's mobile revolution, according to University of Cincinnati aerospace engineering professor Grant Schaffner.

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Focus on Technology
1:02 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

How millions of tweets boil down to six conversations

As a broadcast station, WVXU's tweets are In-Hub & Spoke.
Marc Smith Social Media Research Foundation

Many people struggle to make sense of Twitter. The constant stream of information containing up to 140 characters can often overwhelm. But believe it or not all the tweets in the world appear to fit into just six patterns.

The Pew Research Center and the Social Media Research Foundation studied thousands of tweets over a four-year period and came up with these six different conversational archetypes.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

A bike helmet airbag gains traction in Europe

This is what the collar/scarf looks like most of the time.

There's a stylish alternative in Europe to the sometimes geeky looking bike helmet. Hövding's airbag collar, complete with a gyroscope and accelerometer to detect a crash, is popular in its native Sweden and being sold in Europe and soon in Japan.

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Focus on Technology
3:28 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Advanced mannequins at UC help military & civilians

Patients pose at the grand opening of the UC Health Simulation Center
Ann Thompson WVXU

Critical care nurses are dividing their time between a dozen patients at the new UC Health Simulation Center but Lt. Col. Elena Schlenker has her eyes on one in particular.

“This patient is another blast injury,'' Schlenker said. "So he has bilateral amputations to his lower extremities. He’s obtained a chest wall trauma and he’s on a ventilator."

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Focus on Technology
2:23 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Winter tech that makes you comfortable & safe

This house is getting a "snow melting system," that uses hot water heat to keep the driveway free of snow and ice.
Redi Heating and Air Conditioning

  

Heated Driveways

Tired of walking on snow and ice covered sidewalks and having to repeatedly scrape and plow your driveway? Why not order a "snow melting system" and encourage your employer to do the same?

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