Technology

The Internet is Everything: Five Tips to Keep Your Customers Happy and Your Business Rolling


Well, maybe it’s not everything, but it’s important, and with social distancing, your customers are going to rely on it even more. Don’t be left out because your Internet is down. Follow these five tips and keep your customers happy and your business rolling.

Measuring Moon Dust to Fight Air Pollution


Moon dust isn’t like the stuff that collects on a bookshelf or on tables – it’s ubiquitous and abrasive, and it clings to everything. It’s so bad that it even broke the vacuum NASA designed to clean the Moon dust off Apollo spacesuits.

Five Reasons to Replace Your Old Computer


Older computers are at risk of being hacked. In fact, according to a report by Security Magazine, there is a hacker attack every 39 seconds, affecting one in three Americans every year.  Computers running older software are usually at greater risk of security problems because the longer a particular piece of software is out, the longer hackers have to discover and exploit its flaws.

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation To Expand Broadband

Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation aimed at expanding broadband access in Arizona, advancing a commitment outlined earlier this year in his State of the State address.

What Did We See in the Prescott Valley Skies the Other Night?

Last night many people noticed a train of lights slowly making their way across the sky and many took to social media to share their pics and ask what it was they just saw.

City of Phoenix Leader Wins 2021 Arizona CIO of the Year Award

City of Phoenix Chief Information Officer (CIO) Matthew Arvay was recently named ArizonaCIO’s 2021 Arizona CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award winner in the public sector category. The ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States and honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.

3D Printing Materials Manufacturer MECHnano is the First to Move to Innovation Zone in Mesa


An advanced technology lab has moved its headquarters to the Innovation Zone at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa.

NAU Mechanical Engineers Develop New High-Performance Artificial Muscle Technology

Study demonstrates ‘cavatappi’ artificial muscles, based on the shape of Italian pasta, exhibit specific work and power metrics 10 and five times higher than human skeletal muscles, respectively, and up to 45 percent efficiency.

In the field of robotics, researchers are continually looking for the fastest, strongest, most efficient and lowest-cost ways to actuate, or enable, robots to make the movements needed to carry out their intended functions.

UArizona to Lead Space Telescope Mission to Learn how Galaxies Evolve, Form Stars

NASA has chosen the University of Arizona to lead a space telescope mission meant to better understand how galaxies and stars form. The space agency awarded $20 million to the Aspera mission, which will allow the UArizona researchers to develop a telescope about the size of a minifridge for the expected launch in 2024.

Prescott Regional SciTechFest Returns April 10-17 for K-12 Students and Educators

Aimed toward local students and educators in grades K-12 but free and open to everyone, the Prescott Regional SciTechFest back! This year, the festivities and events have been transformed into a virtual hub for promoting a culture that celebrates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) within the Quad Cities area and beyond.

Phoenix Explorer, Entrepreneur will be on First Civilian Crew to go into Space


A Phoenix educator, entrepreneur, adventurer, and science communicator has been selected for the crew of Inspiration4, SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission to space.
Sian Proctor, who’s a geology, sustainability, and planetary science professor at South Mountain Community College, was one of the two final crew members SpaceX announced Tuesday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where SpaceX Dragon will launch in the fall.

Arizona Launches State-of-the-Art Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

Governor Ducey: “Arizona Is In The Midst Of A Manufacturing Boom”

The State of Arizona, Pinal County, City of Casa Grande, and Central Arizona College have opened a new training center that will prepare Arizonans for jobs in high-tech industries.

NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Prepares for First Flight


NASA is targeting no earlier than April 8 for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Before the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) rotorcraft can attempt its first flight, however, both it and its team must meet a series of daunting milestones.

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Intel Announces $20 Billion Expansion in Arizona, Creating 3,000 New High-Tech, High-Wage Jobs

Intel announced a substantial expansion of its Chandler, Arizona-based manufacturing capacity with a $20 billion investment – the largest private sector investment in state history. The expansion will see the construction of two new semiconductor fabrication facilities, or fabs, which will produce advanced semiconductor chips used in modern electronics.


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