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Technology a Major Driver Behind Increasing Youth Distress, Australian Commission Says

Technology plays a key role in the worsening mental health of young Australians, according to Australia’s leading mental health task force. Up to 1,200 Australians participated in sharing their experience of the nation’s mental health and suicide prevention system through the “Making Connections for Your Mental Health” program launched by the National Health Commission (NHC) in July. NHC chief executive Christine Morgan said one of the key themes of the national listening tour was increasing concerns about the well-being of young people.  “The resting pulse for our young people is much higher in terms of anxiety and psychological distress,” she told AAP. “When we dig deep into that, there’s a lot of conversation around the role of technology … it’s almost like it’s created a new form of...
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Cutting-edge technology uses MRI to diagnose patients with heart failure in record time

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have developed cutting-edge technology to diagnose patients with heart failure in record time. The state-of-the-art technology uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create detailed 4D flow images of the heart. But unlike a standard MRI scan, which can take up to 20 minutes or more, the new 4D heart MRI scan takes just eight minutes. The results provide a precise image of the heart valves and blood flow inside the heart, helping doctors determine the best course of treatment for patients. Cardiology patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) were the first to trial the newtechnology.And the team hope their work could revolutionise the speed at which heart failure is diagnosed, benefitting hospitals and ...
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Where is Nigeria in science and technology?

When I see what science and technology have turned the world into, I marvel. What has moved man from the state of nature, the primitiveness and crude way of life are simply innovations brought about by science. Each time I’m travelling by air, I request a window seat at the check-in counter. The reason being that it enables me to watch happening outside the plane even as we’re air-bound. I have never ceased to wonder how the human mind can conceive and produce such a contraption that can fly despite the heavy weight of the aircraft. When I stand up to go to the restroom on the plane, it seems like I am walking in the air. It’s not only aircraft that amazes me. Everything that science and technology have made possible does. When I pass through the body scanner a...
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HR Tech 2022 in review

(Photo by Brian Sommer) This year’s HR Technology Conference (HR Tech) was impressive. The number of exhibitors alone had to have broken a record. By my (unscientific) estimate, there were over 400 HR vendors in the expo hall, with numerous firms occupying huge booths. I personally conducted approximately two dozen 30-minute interviews with software executives and also informally chatted with approximately one dozen industry analysts. While an attendee could score some swag at this show, vendors were clearly focused more on discussing their offerings and not handing out stress balls, tote bags, etc. For me, my only swag indulgence was a deck of playing cards. The event this week versus pre-pandemic versions of this show differed in some key ways. There were a number of new-ish firms ...
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SEAS, Ford host talk on carbon technology research, climate justice policies with Benjamin K. Sovacool

Benjamin K. Sovacool, professor of earth and environment at Boston University, spoke at a climate justice event at the Dana Samuel Trask Building on Friday to discuss his work on social inequities in the transition to low-carbon energy sources and recommend several policy initiatives to reduce them. The event, which was jointly hosted by The School for Environment and Sustainability and the School of Public Policy, began with Sovacool highlighting a study he worked on to understand the disparate effects of four prominent low-carbon technologies: clean cookstoves, food-sharing, electric vehicles and solar panels.  The study found that all four technologies perpetuated social inequities across racial, class and gender lines, as well as across geography and generations and betwee...
AZ Big Media Arizona Technology Council celebrates 20-year anniversary
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AZ Big Media Arizona Technology Council celebrates 20-year anniversary

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) celebrated its 20th anniversary as Arizona’s premier technology industry association. The Council was founded when the Arizona High Tech Industry Cluster merged with the Software and Internet Association to create the Council. The Council now has over 700 members and offices in Phoenix and Tucson and is thriving alongside the state’s rapidly growing technology industry. “It has been an honor to spend the last 15 years serving Arizona’s incredible technology community as the president and CEO of an organization that has provided lasting value for 20 years and shows no signs of slowing down,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Council and SciTech Institute. “When we first started, our goal was simple:...
Axellio CEO Scott Aken Discusses Future of 5G in Defense Technology on Podcast
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Axellio CEO Scott Aken Discusses Future of 5G in Defense Technology on Podcast

The U.S. military is looking into the future of 5G and succeeding broadband network generations to fortify its defense operations, Axellio CEO Scott Aken said in a podcast aired Tuesday. Aken discussed in an interview with Telecom Reseller the potential of 5G technology to advance the Defense Department’s multi-domain operations, from supply chains to surveillance and preventive maintenance. He noted that the agency has created special working teams focused on “future G” to explore the application of 5G, 6G and upcoming broadband networks in the military.  Comparing to 3G and 4G, Aken explained that the fifth generation of wireless networks “adds another layer of security” in defense IT systems and its potential to be 100 times faster than LTE can help the military to transmit massive ...
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Korner Stores Providing New Technology with Gas Pumps

SUPERIOR, Wis.–A gas station and convenience store in Superior’s “Allouez” neighborhood, is providing new technology at the pump. The Allouez Korner Store is owned by Derek Medved and he says the new pumps are state-of-the-art, touchscreen only, and much larger than any previous screen style. They were making other improvements and figured–‘Why not go all out’? Korner Store owner Derek Medved said, “So we upgraded the entire site, did a complete overhaul that included the top of the line modern pumps, so, we’re pretty excited about that. Theyre top of the line touchscreen. There is not any in the area at the current time. So we wanted to be the first to roll them out and say ‘Hey, here’s how the future looks, right?'”. IT IS ONE OF THE KORNER STORE LOCATIONS. THIS ONE ...
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In-Space’s expansions bring on board a new Chief Technology Officer – SatNews

The new appointment comes as In-Space Missions expands its business, adding 40 new staff in the last year and opening new office and cleanroom space at their HQ site in Alton, Hampshire. In-Space Missions appoints Matthew Angling as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead the use of new technologies and processes, and to develop innovative space products for customers.  Matthew joins In-Space Missions from Spire Global where he was Director of Space Weather.  He has a wealth of experience in space enabled C4ISR, space technologies and the space environment, having worked previously at QinetiQ where he led the ionospheric modelling team, and the University of Birmingham where he was Head of the Space Environment Group.  Matthew has an MA in Physics from the University of Oxford...
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China’s heat wave is creating havoc for electric vehicle drivers

The record-breaking heat wave in China, which started back in June, has evaporated over half the hydroelectricity generation capacity in Sichuan, a southwestern province that usually gets 81% of its electricity from hydropower plants. That decreased energy supply, at a time when the need for cooling has increased demand, is putting industrial production and everyday life in the region on pause.  And as the power supply has become unreliable, the government has instituted EV charging restrictions in order to prioritize more critical daily electricity needs.  As Chinese publications have reported, finding a working charging station in Sichuan and the neighboring region Chongqing—a task that took a few minutes before the heat wave—took as long as two hours this week. The majority of pu...