Category Archives: information technology

New Earths?

056af3c4-05bb-472f-b871-21a44f279d8a-1920-1080New planets that could hold life like Earth?

Would they be like us?

What do you think?

Group formed to support good AI

e385cf3745Group formed to support good AI.

Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, Google and Facebook announced the formation of the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society.  We do not see Apple and Tesla.

The group is going to work together on best practices  – important topics as ethics, privacy, transparency, bias, inclusiveness, and safety.

What would you like them to work on?

This cutting edge robotic surgery starts in Pittsburgh!

robotsurgeryThis Cutting edge robotic surgery has started first here in Pittsburgh. It’s a flexible robot and specializes in throat and neck surgeries!

What do you think robots can help us do next?

Google Glass, Tricorders and more for your health!



Check what is now and soon to be in your healthcare!

What is most amazing to you?

…most useful??

Burrito: Bombs Away!

burritoThe world’s first airborne Mexican food delivery system!

Drone to you.

Are you ready for delivery?

High Tech Farming- Drones, GPS, & ROBOTS!



Examples of remote sensing in agriculture, top to bottom: vegetation density, water deficit and crop stress.

Image: Susan Moran/NASA

High Tech Farming now includes Drones, GPS, ROBOTS and more, oh my!

Wow, just 100 years ago farming in the U.S. went from animal power…to  combustion engines!

However, these past 20 years global positioning system (GPS), electronic sensors and other new tools see farming well ensconced in technology.

What’s next?

Try learning code with “Frozen”

Picture1tumblr_inline_nfa2lwJoDG1s7qct1Check this out – Disney has created a way to learn code with “Frozen.”

How did it go for you?

Or, do you already know something about coding?

CMU inventions among Popular Science’s Best of What’s New!


Four inventions that trace their roots back to Carnegie Mellon University are among Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” for 2014. Check it out!
What is your favorite?

3D Is Mainstreaming It – Right Here in Cranberry

CoolKidShowingOffPiece-750x400Piecemaker Technologies right here in East Liberty has launched one of the first really mass applications of 3D printing technology in retail, and, announced that Toys”R”Us will offer 3D printing for this holiday season – in (PA) Cranberry and New Jersey.

You will be able to print small gifts and personalized items.

How did the Pittsburgh AlphaLab Gear startup break through and create a product for the childrens’ retail market? The partnership plans really happened after Piecemaker piloted its technology in three independent stores in the region, including S.W. Randall toy stores.

Are you going to go try it out?

Get Ready for Bed

jetsons…and Siri lowers your thermostat, locks the doors and dims the lights.
This is all run using your iphone as a remote.

Jetsons here we come!

Are you ready?