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Renewable Sector Sees Growth and New Discoveries

As the COVID-19 pandemic winds on, it’s causing a lot of unpredictability in the renewable energy sector. BW Research Partnership predicts that half a million people employed in the industry in the U.S. will lose their jobs by the end of June. However, at the same time, solar power is providing more power than ever. […]

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Edge Computing: Security Issues and Trends to Watch in 2020

Despite roadblocks created by the COVID-19 pandemic, edge computing is expected to undergo explosive growth over the next decade, bolstered by developments in 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. According to Grand View Research, the technology’s global market value in 2019 was $2.5 billion USD. By 2027, that value is expected to increase to […]

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Can Blockchain Help to Stop the Spread of COVID-19?

Many experts fear that using technology like blockchain to track personal health data during the COVID-19 pandemic can threaten personal data privacy in the United States. However, others say the technology can help stop the pandemic’s spread without encroaching on privacy, as long as it’s done correctly.  “The current ethos is to give up all […]

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Understanding Child Data Privacy for Distance Learning

During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students are making the difficult transition to distant learning—and parents and teachers are making the transition with them. This sudden switch to distant learning poses unique questions about child data privacy and how to protect students’ personal information. Furthermore, many parents and educators may not even be aware these […]

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How Microgrids Can Help Protect Against Natural Disasters

As patients with COVID-19 fill emergency rooms throughout the world—many depending on ventilators to survive—hospitals are depending on reliable electricity more than ever. Additionally, more people are working from home, which saps even more energy from the grid. As pandemics and climate change-induced disasters heat up, so will the demand for microgrids. This technology can […]

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Tips for Making Your Online Classroom Interactive and Secure 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced thousands of colleges and universities to shut down, the U.S. Department of Education recently relaxed federal regulations for online learning. The new regulations are intended to make the introduction of online learning programs easier for colleges and universities. They also expand federal student aid money […]

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How to Transition Your Lab to the Virtual Classroom

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is forcing colleges and universities around the world to transition their classrooms online. While engineering lab work can be especially difficult to transition to an online learning environment, some instructors are finding creative ways to recreate the activities virtually. Best practices from Stanford University advise lab instructors to transition whatever aspects […]

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