Climate Change and Wildfire

Every year, millions of acres of land are consumed by fire in the United States. By raising temperatures, melting snow sooner, and drying soils and forests, climate change is fueling the problem. Here’s what we know. Since 2015, the United States has experienced, on average, roughly 100 more large wildfires every year than the year…

Tiktok Ban from Trump Administration

The app TikTok has been repeatedly making headlines as governments around the world consider take action against the video platform. The latest threat, from Donald Trump himself, suggests that the app could be banned very soon. It could also be bought by Microsoft or another US corporation. Mr Trump also signed an executive order giving…

Cloud Computing Technology

What is Cloud computing In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. Cloud computing is named as such because the information being accessed is found remotely in the cloud or a virtual space. Companies that provide cloud services enable users to…

What is Blockchain Technology?

The most basic definition of blockchain is a shared, digitized ledger that cannot be changed once a transaction has been recorded and verified. All parties to the transaction, as well as a significant number of 3rd parties maintain a copy of the ledger (i.e. the blockchain), which means it would be practically impossible to amend…

Technology Inside Self-driving Vehicles

A self-driving car is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. To accomplish this task, each vehicle is usually outfitted with a GPS unit, an inertial navigation system, and a range of sensors including laser rangefinders, radar, and video.  The vehicle uses positional information from the GPS and inertial navigation system to…

The Coming 5G Era

What is 5G? It’s the next generation of cellular technology after LTE, and it promises to greatly enhance the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks. How fast can 5G transfer data? In theory, it can surpass one Gigabits per second. That’s about 100 times faster than a current 4G network. 5G uses three band…