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
11:00 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Crazy, interesting & gross Halloween tech costumes

This is the "iWound" using your smart phone or tablet to animate.with Digital Dudz app.
Mark Rober, Digital Dudz, Morphsuits

Need a last minute idea for a Halloween costume that could light up the party, and in some cases, gross out your friends? Ray Cappel, co-owner of Cappel's, costumes, party decorations & supplies in Cincinnati, says if you know how to accessorize, you can make your costume very unique. He pulled a few technology-related items off the shelf and suggested:

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Focus on Technology
2:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

New math needed to quantify big data?

Big data is everywhere and it's getting more complex. Mathematicians seem to think we have effective ways to analyze it, but are still in need of developing the tools to reach conclusions. Just look at what happened as people tried to sign up for the online insurance marketplace. Computer code glitches shut it down and President Obama promised a tech surge for the problem.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Freezing out cancer and maybe asthma

truFreeze spray cryotherapy is designed to stop disease cold.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center are freezing out certain kinds of cancers and precancerous lesions with a tiny camera, a catheter and a special kind of spray. Traditional forms of cryotherapy (using liquid nitrogen to freeze and eliminate harmful tissue) are very localized. truFreeze, new to UC Health, enables doctors to treat larger surfaces.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

UC/Hankook tire is turning heads

eMembrane by Scott Lenkowsky, using smart hybrid technology.
University of Cincinnati/Hankook

The South Korean based tire company, Hankook has just unveiled its latest tire at the Frankfort Auto Show, the iFlex. That tire may have ties to Cincinnati.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

CCS aims to clean-up coal-fired emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency is working to finalize a plan that would essentially ban coal-fire power plants in their present form. New ones could not be built without having cutting-edge technology that dramatically reduces CO2. It's called carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). The proposal, announced last month, by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at the National Press Club, is not expected to be a requirement for more than a year.

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