Technology

Vacuum technology comeback immunizes nanoelectronics from radiation

August 31, 2019

“Over decades, both military and space programs all around the world have known the negative impact of radiation on semiconductor-based electronics,” says Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at the Center for Nanotechnology, at NASA’s Ames Research Center. What has changed with the push towards nanoscale feature sizes is that terrestrial levels of radiation can […]

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‘Fourth agricultural revolution’ will depend on technology and skills: RBC

August 28, 2019

With Canada lagging in the “agtech race” — its share of global agtech investment was 3.4 per cent — more funding for technology is crucial, suggests a new study from RBC researchers and economists.John Lucas/Postmedia Were the need to arise, Brian Tischler could simultaneously sip coffee in a café in Vienna, Austria while using his […]

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Child-detection safety technology may get mandate

August 19, 2019

The GMC Acadia’s Rear Seat Reminder, top, and Hyundai’s Rear Occupant Alert are two features that help prevent drivers from leaving children in vehicles. TEL AVIV, Israel — U.S. lawmakers and European safety regulators are considering rules that could mandate “child presence detection” systems aimed at avoiding hot-car deaths of unattended children. That has suppliers […]

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Idle-reduction technology remains a cost-saver for fleets

July 31, 2019

With fuel costs now representing about 22 percent of a fleet’s total operating costs, and anti-idling laws in most states, idle-reduction technologies have become a key consideration when buying new tractors. However, many fleets remain on the sidelines due to a number of barriers, including a lack of information and a lack of understanding on […]

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Chinese Technology Lead Highlights Need To Address U.S. Immigration Problems

June 18, 2019

In an April 26th, 2019 article in the New Yorker, Sue Halpern discussed the rivalry between China and the United States over 5G technology. It’s clear from the article that China and America are in fierce competition in this field. In a sense this rivalry over 5G technology is a metaphor for the broader struggle between the two […]

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Keep Criminals Out of Your Old Hard Drive

June 12, 2019

Computers today are essential tools in just about every workplace and for most homes. As technology advances, it becomes necessary to replace those computers every few years, or even more often. However, some businesses and individuals carry confidential or sensitive equipment on their hard drives or memory. With this in mind, you can’t just toss […]

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