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Real-Life Use Cases for Edge Computing

Depending on how many of the 30 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices forecast for global deployment by 2020 rely on the cloud, managing the deluge of IoT-generated data makes proper processing seem near impossible. Furthermore, traditional cloud computing has serious disadvantages, including data security ...
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3 Promising Use Cases for Blockchain Technology in Healthcare

The current technologies used in the healthcare industry face limitations related to security, privacy, and full ecosystem interoperability. Although several challenges must be addressed before any large scale adoption can be attempted, a healthcare blockchain could transform the industry through the secure nature of distributed ...
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15 Tips to Help Protect Against Cyber Attacks While Traveling

Your data and security are most at risk when you travel. According to a recent research report conducted on behalf of IBM Security, many travelers give little consideration to risky activities such as connecting to public Wi-Fi, charging devices at public USB stations, and logging ...
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Honda and GM Research Electric Vehicles and Smart Grid with Blockchain

In late May, Honda Motor Company and General Motors announced a partnership to conduct a joint blockchain research project on electric vehicles (EVs) and smart grid interoperability. The goal is to determine whether EVs can be used to stabilize the power supply in next-generation smart ...
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What’s Stalling the 5G Rollout in the UK?

The British government pledged to get 15 million sites connected to 5G by 2025, but the project is already facing major setbacks. Disputes between landlords, local authorities, and mobile network operators (MNOs) over access to street furniture— specifically lampposts— for transmitter installation are currently stalling ...
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U.S. Postal Service Tests Autonomous Trucks in Two-Week Pilot Program

On 21 May 2019, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) launched a two-week pilot program that utilizes self-driving trucks to transport mail from Phoenix, Arizona to Dallas, Texas. This test is a major step toward commercializing autonomous vehicle (AV) technology for hauling freight. The self-driving trucks ...
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Should You Be Worried About the Engineering Talent Shortage?

According to the 2018 Skills Gap Study issued by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, it’s time to start worrying about the predicted shortage of engineering talent. In the next decade, 2.4 million manufacturing positions in the U.S. will go unfilled. The continued shortage will lead ...
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Are We Ready for Pilotless Planes?

While the government’s vision is to have driverless cars on the road by 2021, new research shows that 57% of UK citizens wouldn’t feel safe in an autonomous vehicle (AV). However, nearly two-thirds of respondents said they feel safe when flying aboard an airplane. What ...
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The Advantages of the Finite Element Method

Widely popular among the engineering community, the finite element method (FEM) is a numerical technique used to perform finite element analysis of any given physical phenomenon. It has simple, compact, and results-oriented features that are appealing to engineers. Here are six advantages of this technique: ...
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