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 August 21, 2013

Molecular Velcro makes surfaces harder, smoother

Borg Peptide (the gel) Covering Stainless Steel as seen through an Electron Microscope.
Arch Biopartners

Imagine a world where a spray-on gel could make make cars and boats corrosion-proof, airplanes more aerodynamic, the flow in wastewater treatment plants faster and prevent surfaces from harboring bacteria.

That protective coating, invisible to the naked eye, may not be too far away according to Arch Biopartners. Within two years, principal scientist Randy Irvin says the initial application will be a methanol-based spray

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Focus on Technology
2:02 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Using technology to protect pitchers from death

Unequal Technologies has a hat, "Halo" that it claims helps to protect pitchers from head injuries.
Credit Unequal Technologies

Major League Baseball is working with a couple of different companies to design a special pitchers baseball cap that would protect them if hit in the head.  MLB medical director Dr. Gary Green says he's trying to

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Balloon-powered Internet

Google scientists launch a balloon designed to provide Internet access to people in New Zealand.
Google
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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Getting weight loss down to a science

Dr. Habegger, assistant reasearch professor at UC, illustrates different kinds of weight loss surgeries.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Scientists are just beginning to learn how the body’s hormones are programmed to melt away fat. More hormones in combination with minor surgery may be the solution for the obese. 


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GE Aviation
6:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

GE's key role in generating more electricity on aircraft

Inside the new EPISCENTER
Ann Thompson WVXU

GE's electrical power systems business, with an eye toward the increasing need for power on airplanes, is about to open the first of its kind research facility on the campus of the University of Dayton. The EPISCENTER (Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center) will provide the floor space and infrastructure needed to test four complete electrical systems.

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