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Around a year ago, working remotely was considered an alternative for a select few, and had limited potential for mainstream adoption. Almost overnight, the tables turned because of COVID-19. Millions of workers of businesses of varied sizes and from myriad sectors adopted remote working tools and hybrid working models. At least 30 percent of the …

Firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District have new technology that helps them navigate through burning buildings and find people twice as fast, according to the Fire Chief. The technology is called the C-Thru platform. It includes a navigation unit that attaches to the firefighter’s helmet and allows them to clearly see objects in …

Implemented in 2013, Citrus Heights Police Department said they have seen success stories come from Project Life Saver. CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif — Citrus Heights Police Department has received 160 missing person reports this year, according to Citrus Heights Police Department spokesperson William Dunning. To help with this continuous problem, the police department started the Project …

 WCU Stories      April 19, 2021 Teaching health and physical education to a group of middle school students during a pandemic via Zoom is not as impossible as it may sound. A group of Western Carolina University health and physical education majors discovered this past school year when they had to tweak their internships at …

For most Chicagoans, the city’s street grid is an everyday convenience. But for Jose Martinez, who was born blind, it’s a critical part of maintaining his autonomy. “Chicago is what made me the person I am. This city is what made me independent,” Martinez says. “It’s very accessible here. The streets are organized in such …

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is washing up on coral reefs close to the Philippine capital, Manila. According to an estimate by the Asian Development Bank, during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak, the city could have been generating up to 280 tonnes of extra medical waste per day. Environmental groups are warning that the plastic …

By Lora Lavigne, WRAL Durham reporter Durham, N.C. — Life-changing EMS technology has arrived in Durham, aimed at cutting down first responder response time. The life-saving tool will allow staff at the Durham Emergency Communications Center to ping their exact location. What used to take minutes, can now take one second with RAPID SOS. The …

Patients and visitors at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., now have wayfinding technology at their fingertips just by accessing the UCHealth app on their smartphone. UCHealth partnered with Pointr, an indoor positioning technology developer, to create a path covering over 60 floors, outdoor-indoor transitions and door-to-door guidance …

Three hundred years ago, before envelopes, passwords and security codes, writers often struggled to keep thoughts, cares and dreams expressed in their letters private. One popular way was to use a technique called letter locking — intricately folding a flat sheet of paper to become its own envelope. This security strategy presented a challenge when …