How does an aspiring dancer become a pioneer of virtual reality technology? On this week’s episode, we highlight the extraordinary life of Dr Carolina Cruz-Neira, Interim Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Executive Director of Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. As one of the inventors of the CAVE (cave automatic virtual environment) she is able to transport a room of people virtually to any place in the world, creating a collaborative learning environment. Hear more from Dr Cruz-Neira about the exciting applications of this technology.
Putting the first man on the moon in 1969 cemented America’s dominance in the space race. And as we have continued exploration into the vast unknown, the purpose of each mission is about collecting data, terabytes of priceless and irreplaceable data. How does our body react to weightlessness? Can plants grow in space? Was there ever life on Mars? On this episode, NASA’s Tom Stein explains how and why he and his team collect, preserve, and distribute terabytes of irreplaceable data generated by the space program.
Sometimes the best way to get ahead in business is to think small. Compared to the multi-billion-dollar titans in their industry, Rio Grande Pacific is more nimble, reactive, and able to communicate more closely with the niche market they serve. On this episode, Rio Grande Pacific CIO Jason Brown shares how his IT department mixes traditional IT, marketing and customer service to drive innovation. Because IT can become a profit center for any business… if you have the right mindset.
Rather than providing basic information through a standard blood-pressure cuff or skin monitor, ultrasound-powered readings give doctors far more information, such as what arteries are doing and how fast blood is moving.
It’s due to the seriousness and prevalence of psychological afflictions veterans face that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), among others, are collaborating with the VA to find tech solutions to aid with veteran reintegration.
Data from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry shows that after a two-year decline in global watch sales,the industry is now recovering.