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How Dubai Is Printing Its Way to the Future

Aleksandar Savić<p>Dubai, traditionally known as an oil hub, is redefining its economy through 3D printing.<p>The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has experienced one of the great population booms of the last century, tripling from 3 million citizens in 2000 to almost 9.2 million in 2016. The population of its …

Virtual Education Grows Up

Immersive environments are the next groundbreaking technology in education. And for many students, they’re already here.<p>The girl lay on the emergency room table, her breathing ragged, her vital signs dropping. The seven-year-old’s mother hovered nervously nearby as the medical team awaited …

Transforming the Lives of African Farmers Through Cloud

Intelipro and Node Africa are part of a technology revolution that is transforming Africa.<p>Profound change is sweeping across the grasslands and vast expanses of the East African savanna. Here, amid the verdant valleys and hillsides rippling through this sea of grass, small farmers have struggled to …

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

What’s in Your Burger? Lots of Water, It Turns Out

For the amount of water needed to produce one pound of beef, 135 people could take a shower. At a time of severe water scarcity, technology is creating better ways for you to get your protein.<p>Rising sea levels, heavy and frequent rainstorms, devastating hurricanes. Cumulatively, they’re enough to …

Feeding the Hungry with Data Science

Yukai Du<p>There is a glaring mismatch between food waste and hunger in the U.S. One young student set out to fix this problem with a matchmaking system that relies on data crunching, email, and text.<p>The U.S. is known for its supersized portions, but the amount of food wasted is staggering. Americans …

Next to Be Hacked? Your Dinner

As we add our kitchens, restaurants, and other food systems to the Internet of Things, our reliance on cybersecurity continues to grow.<p>Imagine the luxury of a smart kitchen that knows you so well that it orders groceries to be delivered in time for Meatless Monday and links to your Fitbit so it can …

The Automated Gardens of Eden

Yukai Du<p>Faster, cheaper lighting, robotics, machine learning, and data storage are finally making indoor farming not just feasible but fantastically productive and versatile.<p>Deep in the middle of winter, snow often blankets much of the East Coast of the U.S., and temperatures can drop below …

Taking “Smart” to the Country

Yukai Du<p>ReGen Villages brings an off-grid farming community into the modern age with smart technology, solving global resource problems in the process.<p>Almere, a small planned city on a lake just a half hour outside of Amsterdam, will soon be the site of a novel experiment: a smart village.<p>The …

Flying for the Farm

Yukai Du<p>Drones collect data that, once analyzed in the cloud, takes the guesswork out of farming—and some of the footwork, too.<p>Of the 18 fields that make up her 2,300-acre organic farm in Colorado, one has always caused headaches for third-generation farmer Amanda McGee. Rather, it always <i>had</i>. That …

Building Sustainable Urban Mobility

With urban populations growing exponentially, cities are turning to artificial intelligence and cloud-based analytics to create more sustainable—and in some cases, profitable—public transportation systems.<p>By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 percent of people globally, and one in every …

The City of the Future

From housing to food, Rotterdam is tackling population-scale problems in creative, sustainable ways, most often powered by advanced technology and a bit of old-fashioned imagination.<p>Some cities are defined by their history and tradition. Rotterdam, on the other hand, is defined by its future. After …

Using Smart Technology to Aid Factory Workers

Aleksandar Savić<p>A rise in the industrial Internet of Things and product data management is helping to make factories and the people working in them more efficient.<p>In the past decade, smart technology gained a negative reputation around U.S. factories, often considered the reason that manufacturing …

The Headset That Could Permanently Change Architecture

Aleksandar Savić<p>Not just for video games, immersive virtual reality is here and ready to forever alter the process behind building design.<p>Ekke Piirisild can move walls with just a flick of his wrist. He’s known to lift chairs with a finger, instantly teleport, and turn off light switches on the …

Radically Altering Space Exploration—With a Printer

Aleksandar Savić<p>Already prevalent on Earth, 3D printers could be the tool that makes it possible to eventually colonize the moon.<p>The fundamental difference between exploring a new planet and colonizing it is the ability to create a suitable and sustainable ecosystem. It’s one thing to walk around …

Using Virtual Buildings to Create Real Ones

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is transforming the construction industry—making buildings cheaper, safer, and more amazing than ever.<p>The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind building. Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, the hall’s stainless …

Powering the Smart Factory with the Internet of Things

To secure a smart future, manufacturers are leveraging the Internet of Things to reshape product development and production. Selecting the right infrastructure is crucial for success.<p>The first half of the digital revolution was about using machines to connect people—allowing them to share ideas, …

Building Smart Cities

Can IoT transform urban environments into efficient, interactive smart cities? Yes—as long as governments put the right infrastructure in place.<p>With populations growing faster than their public infrastructure can handle, many cities are getting smart about how they support their citizens. They’re …

Textbook Case for the Digital Workspace

The Corona-Norco Unified School District adopts modern secure cloud and mobile technologies to deliver a high-quality educational experience across diverse devices.<p>If necessity is the mother of invention, then nothing drives a review of processes and services more than the convergence of budget …

Interactive Infographic: The Possibility of Smarter Schools - MIT Technology Review

Technologies Supplementing the Classroom<p><b>M.O.O.C.S:</b> More and more teachers are adding breadth and depth to their instruction with Massive Open Online …

Extending the Halls of Learning Beyond Campus Boundaries

Western Carolina University turns to digital workspace technologies to enhance the university’s mission of education for all.<p>Nestled in the mountain town of Cullowhee, Western Carolina University (WCU) is the westernmost school in the University of North Carolina system. From the residence hall to …

Mobilizing and Securing Digital Learning Environments for Limitless Learning

To rapidly—and securely—enable new learning, teaching, and business models, academic institutions are turning to cloud and digital workspace solutions.<p>Academic institutions have always found ways to push boundaries. Today, the ability to rapidly adopt new learning, teaching, and business models has …

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How the Digital Workspace Empowers Employees

Companies that empower employees with the apps they want and need can benefit from improvements in culture, decision-making, personal productivity, and morale.<p>Organizations are rethinking traditional approaches to application delivery and management to stay relevant in an increasingly digital …

A Secure, Modern Education Where It’s Desperately Needed

Adam Avery<p>Educational opportunities are severely lacking in the U.S. prison system—but technology is finally starting to fill the void.<p>Of the 2.3 million people currently incarcerated in the U.S., more than 35 percent don’t have a high school diploma or GED. About 94 percent don’t have any …

Augmented Reality Goes to Work

While people wait for the iPhone's augmented reality apps to arrive, AR is already hard at work for some of the biggest firms in the world.<p>Last summer’s Pokémon Go craze showed us the potential of augmented reality (AR). Apple’s new AR-enabled iPhone 8 and iPhone X will bring the technology to …

From Mind-Blowing to Mundane: How Tech Is Reshaping Our Expectations

Tech innovation is reshaping our expectations and transforming every industry. Simply put, tech is leaving the nest.<p>Remember the Ellen Ripley character in the movie <i>Aliens</i>, strapping on a robotic exoskeleton to battle the alien creature and protect her child? That was science fiction, a creative …

Swisscom Connects Countries

Leading telecom and IT provider Swisscom gets customers connected with the best services possible, thanks to an agile cloud platform.<p>Swisscom is a leading telecommunications and IT provider offering cloud, Internet, TV, and mobile services to residential and multinational business customers across …

Why We Should Bring Coral Reefs Online

Blok Magnaye<p>By enabling comprehensive, crowd-sourced virtual models of ocean environments, connective technology could help save the coral reefs that make our oceans vibrant.<p>Coral reefs make up some of the largest living structures on Earth, and at 25 million years old, they’ve survived and thrived …

A New Way to Approach and Experience Medical Care

Blok Magnaye<p>What could <i>Star Trek</i> teach us about health care and surgery?<p>Science fiction writers love playing with virtual worlds that harness theoretical physics for real-world applications and make it possible for characters to go beyond the reality we experience here on Earth. <i>Star Trek</i>’s holodeck, …

The Virtual Body That Could Make Clinical Trials Unnecessary

Blok Magnaye<p>How big data and computerized bodies could help eliminate the risks of clinical trials, inform decision-making for doctors, and make medicine more comfortable for everyone.<p>Developing new drugs and treatments is expensive, both in terms of cost as well as time. But a virtual human body …