How Technology is Changing the Healthcare Sector

June 21, 2017

The healthcare sector has changed and improved at a rapid pace in recent years. These developments have occurred because of the many technological breakthroughs that have taken place. Below are some of the main ways technology has advanced and is currently changing the health care sector.

Training and Education

A wide range of internet technologies has made it much easier to learn new skills and obtain valuable qualifications in a wide range of disciplines, including healthcare. Courses like the online health information management degree can be completed online, without ever having to attend a university or a college in person. Programs like the online HIM degree are accredited programs, so they are recognized by healthcare organizations in the same way that traditional class-based degrees are recognized by these organizations.

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The Rise of Technology in the Office

June 20, 2017

Very few businesses still use traditional methods when technology offers a quicker, and much smoother, alternative. Keeping your business efficient, your employees productive and profits rising, is the goal of many businesses, and so, ensuring your company invests in the best and most innovative tech is a must.

The use of technology in the office is increasing at a considerable rate. However, there are companies who persist with old-fashioned methods. Converting to a more tech-based office lifestyle can considerably better your company. Here’s how.

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Experiments show that a few self-driving cars can dramatically improve traffic flow

May 10, 2017

The presence of just a few autonomous vehicles can eliminate the stop-and-go driving of the human drivers in traffic, along with the accident risk and fuel inefficiency it causes, according to new research. The finding indicates that self-driving cars and related technology may be even closer to revolutionizing traffic control than previously thought.

“Our experiments show that with as few as 5 percent of vehicles being automated and carefully controlled, we can eliminate stop-and-go waves caused by human driving behavior,” said Daniel B. Work, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a lead researcher in the study.

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New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing

March 2, 2017

A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers.

Researchers from the University of Exeter have developed an innovative new method to engineer computer chips more easily and cheaper than conventional methods.

The discovery could revolutionise the production of optoelectronic materials – or devices that produce, detect and control light – which are vital to the next generation of renewable energy, security and defence technologies, the researchers said.

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Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics

February 17, 2017

A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics.

The process opens the way for the production of large wafers around 1.5 nanometres in depth (a sheet of paper, by comparison, is 100,000nm thick).

Other techniques have proven unreliable in terms of quality, difficult to scale up and function only at very high temperatures — 550 degrees or more.

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Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics

February 17, 2017

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IMAGE: This graph shows estimated failure rates from single event upsets at the transistor, integrated circuit and device level for the last three semiconductor architectures.

Credit: Bharat Bhuva, Vanderbilt University

You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.

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Scientists create a 3-D bioprinter to print human skin

January 24, 2017

In research that has recently been published in the electronic version of the scientific journal Biofabrication, a team of researchers has demonstrated, for the first time, that, using the new 3D printing technology, it is possible to produce proper human skin. One of the authors, Josa Luis Jorcano, professor in UC3M’s department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering and head of the Mixed Unit CIEMAT/UC3M in Biomedical Engineering, points out that this skin “can be transplanted to patients or used in business settings to test chemical products, cosmetics or pharmaceutical products in quantities and with timetables and prices that are compatible with these uses.”

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Coming Soon: Turn the flat-screen TV in your living room into a wireless charging station

January 4, 2017

The flat-screen TV on your living room wall could soon be remotely charging any device within its line of sight. Well, not your actual TV, but a device that is similar in size and shape.

In a paper posted October 23, 2016 on the arXiv pre-print repository, engineers at Duke University, the University of Washington and Intellectual Ventures’ Invention Science Fund (ISF) show that the technology already exists to build such a system –it’s only a matter of taking the time to design it.

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Chemistry research breakthrough that could improve nuclear waste recycling technologies

December 21, 2016

Researchers from The University of Manchester have taken a major step forward by describing the quantitative modelling of the electronic structure of a family of uranium nitride compounds – a process that could in the future help with nuclear waste recycling technologies.

This research has been published in the leading multi-disciplinary journal Nature Communications.

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Learn how it takes just 6 seconds to hack a credit card

December 2, 2016

  • New research reveals the ease with which criminals can hack an account without ANY of the card details
  • Dubbed the Distributed Guessing Attack, the team from Newcastle University, UK, say it can take just six seconds to find the card number, the expiry date and the CVV using nothing more than a laptop and an internet connection
  • Circumventing all the security features put in place to protect online payments from fraud, investigators on the recent Tesco cyberattack believe that hackers used a ‘guessing attack’ method to defraud Tesco customers of £2.5m

Working out the card number, expiry date and security code of any Visa credit or debit card can take as little as six seconds and uses nothing more than guesswork, new research has shown.

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