On January 1, 2013 an 0ff-campus house caught fire, eventually killing two University of Cincinnati students. Twenty-year-old Ellen Garner, a 2010 graduate of Tippecanoe High School, and 21-year-old Chad Kohls, a 2009 graduate of Centerville High School, were killed when a space heater caught a blanket on fire. Fire investigators said later there were too many people sleeping in the Digby Avenue home than were allowed by the fire code.
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
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."
Leah Stewart teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati and is a successful novelist with her books Husband and Wife, and The Myth of You and Me receiving critical acclaim. Her newest book, The History of Us, based here in Cincinnati, is out and she joins Mark Perzel to discuss her writing and her newest novel.