Technology

Changing practices in a tech-focused world. A collection of 35 posts
How Computational Medicine Technologies Can Improve Health Delivery in Developing Countries
Development

How Computational Medicine Technologies Can Improve Health Delivery in Developing Countries

Fig. 1: Harnessing emerging technologies and analytics to increase healthcare availability (11) Computational medicine, an emerging field that seeks to improve patient care and accessibility through technology and data, promises to revolutionize healthcare
The Sustainability of Bitcoin and its Impact on the Environment
Sustainability

The Sustainability of Bitcoin and its Impact on the Environment

Source: NBC News: Mining rigs at work in Romania farming for Ethereum and ZilliqiaWhen it comes to cryptocurrencies, anyone with the right hardware and software can become miners. Consequently, the ease of availability
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Why Companies are Leaving Silicon Valley: The “Ideal” Location for Startups
Entrepreneurship

Why Companies are Leaving Silicon Valley: The “Ideal” Location for Startups

Silicon Valley has earned itself the reputation of being a startup heaven, with major tech giants like Apple, Google, and HP establishing their headquarters there. Located in the South San Francisco Bay Area
Why Uber Failed in Russia
Technology

Why Uber Failed in Russia

Uber, the world-wide ride hailing sensation, meteorically rose to success. It is often cited as the pinnacle of the start-up, and is a company whose growth new entrepreneurs strive to emulate. Uber was
U.S. Hospital Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition
Development

U.S. Hospital Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition

The U.S. healthcare sector’s fragile cybersecurity infrastructure continually suffers from cyberattacks that threaten safe healthcare delivery. In 2020, the first patient death attributed to a ransomware attack occurred (6, 8). Cyberattacks
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Selling Space: Are we entering a new era of commercial space exploration?
Development

Selling Space: Are we entering a new era of commercial space exploration?

You may have noticed billionaires like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk making headlines recently for announcing their new involvements in outer space. These men are not trained astronauts or astrophysicists, yet they have
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The Question of Digital Illiteracy in Older Adults and COVID-19
Technology

The Question of Digital Illiteracy in Older Adults and COVID-19

Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/photos/yyMJNPgQ-X8)Entering the 27th month of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not difficult for us to grasp a sense of how substantial the
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China is a Major Player in the Electric Vehicles Market
Sustainability

China is a Major Player in the Electric Vehicles Market

The term “electric vehicle” (EV) refers to both solely battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which use a battery and an electric motor instead of the tradition gasoline tank and internal combustion engine, and plug-in
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Do we know the real cause behind the lack of women in tech?
Quantum Computing and its Effects on Our Productivity
Harvard

Quantum Computing and its Effects on Our Productivity

IBM researcher Jerry Chow in the quantum computing lab at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM). Licensed under CC BY 2.0.What is quantum
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3D-Printed Buildings: Concrete Advances
Harvard

3D-Printed Buildings: Concrete Advances

When many think of 3D printing, they probably imagine a desktop printer about the size of a toaster oven layering thin strands of plastic or resin to build small, unique shapes. They probably
Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19
Harvard

Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19

Intellectual property is a field of law that is critical to be aware of in understanding inequities in access to medicine and especially relevant in the time of Covid. Before understanding how Intellectual
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The AI/ML Revolution in Agriculture
Harvard

The AI/ML Revolution in Agriculture

As one of the biggest producers of agricultural goods in the world, the United States features domestic economic and social development that is deeply intertwined with the continual growth of its agricultural sector.
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An In-Depth Look at Wall Street's Latest Phenomenon: SPACs
Harvard

An In-Depth Look at Wall Street's Latest Phenomenon: SPACs

Over the course of the pandemic, methods for companies going public other than traditional IPOs have expanded to include using SPACs. SPACs, otherwise known as special purpose acquisition companies or blank check companies,
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AI’s Future Potential in the Lending Industry
Harvard

AI’s Future Potential in the Lending Industry

In recent times, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come to play an increasingly important role within the lending industry. Before these technologies, an employee would have to manually review each loan application before deciding
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Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Climate Change

Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

In much of the world, climate change often struggles to steal the limelight, but in few places is that less true than in Kiribati. The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of
The Push for Net-Zero Emissions -- Corporate Reality or Fantasy? How Apple is Leading the Charge
Berkeley

The Push for Net-Zero Emissions -- Corporate Reality or Fantasy? How Apple is Leading the Charge

Achieving net-zero is an admirable goal. Concepts and techniques behind net-zero are often complicated, unclear, and occasionally untested. To effectively guide companies through net-zero, three key questions must be answered.
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GRC Project Spotlights: Microgrids, California Schools, and the Value of Resiliency
Berkeley

GRC Project Spotlights: Microgrids, California Schools, and the Value of Resiliency

Credit: Center for Resource Solutions. This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project and the skills they leveraged!
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More than Meats the Eye: The Growing Industry of Alternative Proteins
Cambridge

More than Meats the Eye: The Growing Industry of Alternative Proteins

Sales of plant-based meat alternatives in the US have almost doubled every month in 2020. This article examines the reasons for such growth and the potential challenges ahead.