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 July 17, 2013

Would you go to Mars?

Mars One plans to have the 1st inhabitants on the Red Planet by 2023.
An artist's rendering for Mars One

Ten years from now a crew of four people may just be getting used to the Red Planet. Eventually up to 40 people could populate a colony on Mars. Would you go? 

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Online reputation damage control

The Moerlein Lager House now has an employee who constantly monitors social media and immediately brings any unwanted publicity to the boss's attention. It's been that way since the restaurant was embroiled in controversy more than a year ago when it took out full page ads calling itself "Wrigley South."

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Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

How Mason became a magnet for high-tech companies

Mason Economic Development Director Michele Blair, City Manager Eric Hansen and Steve Osborne of Topgun collaborated to create the Mason Tech Center.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

The City of Mason is quickly becoming a magnet for high-tech companies.   Faced with challenging economic times and competition from neighboring cities, Mason decided to get creative to target these sectors:

  • Biohealth
  • Biohealth IT
  • Digital IT

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Star Trek-like Tricorder in the works

UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld, center, tests the sweat-sensor communication with a smart phone. At right is student Daniel Rose. At left is Dan's brother, Roger Rose.
Dottie Stover, University of Cincinnati

The first step in developing a Tricorder device may only be a few years away. UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld is testing his band-aid like patch. With just a few drops of sweat, it will monitor health and diagnose disease on people and in the lab using artificial skin that mimics sweat. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Are smart guns the next silver bullet?

This 9mm, developed by NJIT, is still in the lab and awaiting commercial funding.
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interest in "smart guns," using biometrics and radio frequency technology, has rebounded following recent gun violence. President Obama has included them as part of his plan to reduce such mass shootings. Who makes these guns? How do they work? And will they catch on? Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."

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