Suffering from Low Battery Anxiety? Look Out for This Product

(DGIwire) – For many folks, seeing their smartphone’s battery getting low will leave them panicked, annoyed and hunting for a spare charger. According to a recent article in the Daily Mail, this condition has been dubbed “low battery anxiety” by a major smartphone manufacturer. After surveying 2,000 adult smartphone users in the U.S. in 2016, […]

Preventing Drone Crashes: When National Security Depends On It

(DGIwire) – Keeping small drones from smashing into things is a big challenge. According to a recent article in IEEE Spectrum, these flying devices often don’t have the payload capacity for sensors needed for real-time avoidance of trees or power lines. Now a team of drone researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has devised a […]

3D-Printed Vertebrae: A Landmark Surgery

(DGIwire) – In late 2015, a neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, met a patient who suffered from a form of cancer called chordroma, according to a Mashable report. The patient had a tumor in a particularly inaccessible location: two vertebrae at the top of the neck involved in rotation of […]

Industrial Internet of Things: Ensuring Quality Control on the Factory Floor

(DGIwire) – Many people have heard of the Internet of Things, in which everyday objects have network connectivity allowing them to send and receive data. This paradigm has already started transforming the world of industry in myriad ways. At its core, the so-called Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is about using Big Data to create […]

Now in Earth Orbit: 3D Printing

(DGIwire) – The International Space Station (ISS) is a technological marvel in itself—but lately its crew members have been engaged in yet another cutting-edge technology: 3D printing. In June 2016, NASA announced that ISS members installed a 3D printer for a new experiment, “3D Printing in Zero-G Technology Demonstration,” to show that a 3D printer […]

President’s Forceful Climate Plan Focuses on Technology

(DGIwire) — It’s no secret that the United States is a major contributor to global emissions. In fact, as of late 2014, the United States was second only to China with regard to pollution, according to an article in The Guardian. Surveys show that many Americans are simply not willing to give up the lifestyles […]

Increasingly Sold Online, Fake Medicines Can Kill

(DGIwire) — What some online pharmacies claim to offer—brand-name drugs at cut-rate prices—can seem too good to be true. Drugs for treating high blood pressure, cholesterol and low libido are all easily orderable and brought right to your door without a valid prescription, according to a recent CNN report. Many of these online retailers, adds CNN, […]

Illegal Fishing Off Somalia’s Coast: A Magnet for Pirates?

(DGIwire) – Rampant illegal fishing by foreign trawlers off the coast of Somalia’s once pirate-infested coastline is threatening economic gains in the Horn of Africa nation, and could push communities back to maritime crime. That’s the verdict of a study recently published by Secure Fisheries, a part of the One Earth Future Foundation, as reported […]

Celebrating Some of the Greatest Life Scientists of All Time

(DGIwire) – Life science helps us better understand the living world around us. Researchers spend countless hours in the laboratory or bent over desks furiously scribbling what would, to the layman, look like chicken scratch but might be, in reality, the pen marks of genius. Some of them achieve greatness. Here are five of the […]

Air Pollution Epidemic Kills More Than AIDS and Malaria Combined

(DGIwire) — Recent research suggests that air pollution could be responsible for more deaths annually than AIDS and malaria combined. As reported in the Daily Mail, a study led by Joshua Apte of the University of Texas found that outdoor particulate air pollution causes 3.2 million deaths each year—more than the estimated 2.5 million deaths […]

Safety on the High Seas: Keeping Mischief to a Minimum

(DGIwire) — It’s no secret that children like to cause mischief. Whether it’s a toddler making a mess in the playroom or a teenager who sneaks out of the house in the middle of the night, it seems as if youth and defiance go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, not all mischief is innocent, and teenagers can often […]

Fake Medicine: A Global and Growing Nightmare

(DGIwire) – The scourge of counterfeit medicine sales has invaded call centers in the Philippines. As recently reported in The Australian, a police raid on one call center in Manila uncovered a product manual that schooled operators about Viagra and other medicines, a script telling customers they would receive the highest standard of pharmaceutical care, […]

Big Counterfeit Bust Shifts Focus onto Consumers

(DGIwire) — As anyone who has followed medical news over the last year knows, counterfeit medications have become serious business. This situation has been described as a global pandemic by The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which noted in May 2015 that 127 of a total of 196 countries had no reliable supply […]

Juliet Marine Systems CEO Gregory E. Sancoff Wins Technological Advancement Award from New York Council of U.S. Navy League

Award Recognizes Sancoff’s Achievements Including Development of GHOST Vessel (DGIwire)  Gregory E. Sancoff, president and CEO of Juliet Marine Systems, Inc., a developer of maritime technology, won the Technological Advancement Award from the New York Council of the Navy League of the United States at the Council’s 113th Annual Dinner in New York City on March […]

Fake Pills Place Pressure on Global Pharmaceutical Industry

(DGIwire) — When people think of counterfeiters, they often think of men clandestinely printing off scores of illicit $20 bills in shady warehouses by moonlight. Perhaps Leonardo DiCaprio’s character from Catch Me If You Can or Willem Dafoe’s more sinister counterpoint in To Live and Die in LA come to mind. But many people don’t […]

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