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A two-minute read alerting you to the latest trends from around the world advancing technology and innovation and building the workforce of the future, curated by the NMTC's Technology Education Committee. (TEC)

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New Materials
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Synthetic Chemistry
Voice Search Technology
Workforce Impact, New Tech

School surveillance of students via laptops may do more harm than good


Documents the trend that could easily be described as Orwellian – the vast majority of schools are also using those devices to keep tabs on what students are doing in their personal lives.


80% of teachers and 77% of high school students reported that their schools had installed artificial intelligence-based surveillance software on these devices to monitor students’ online activities and what is stored in the computer. When students know that their every move and everything read and written is watched, they are also less likely to develop into adults with a high level of self-confidence. In general, surveillance has a negative impact on students’ ability to act and use analytical reasoning. It also hinders the development of the skills and mindset needed to exercise their rights.


Global Solar-powered UAV Market 2021 by manufacturer, region, type and application,


Reports Globe has released a new research study on the Global Solar-powered UAV Market 2021 by manufacturer, region, type, and application, planned for 2026.  It offers prediction of the future and documents an in-depth assessment of the market - growth rate, technological progress and various strategies implemented by major players in the current market.


A team of experts focuses on examining Solar-powered UAV industry conditions, supply and demand analysis, and the productivity of leading companies. Different analysis methods have been used to study data from various reliable sources such as websites, media publications, press releases, etc.

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Polymer discovery gives 3D-printed sand super strength


Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed a novel polymer to bind and strengthen silica sand for binder jet additive manufacturing, a 3D-printing method used by industries for prototyping and part production.


The printable polymer enables sand structures with intricate geometries and exceptional strength -- and is also water soluble. Silica sand is a cheap, readily available material that has been gaining interest in automotive and aerospace sectors for creating composite parts. Lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber or fiberglass, are wrapped around 3D-printed sand cores, or "tools," and cured with heat. Silica sand is attractive for tooling because it does not change dimensions when heated and because it offers a unique advantage in washable tooling.


A Game Changer for Smart Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices


Functional electrolyte design will be a game-changer for the field of smart EES devices. Truly smart energy storage has the potential to become a game-changing, key technology in the approaching 4th Industrial Revolution. Research is continuing at a considerable pace, opening the way to power future technology in a manner not currently possible with conventional EES devices. Growth in the smart electronics market has led to strong demand for the development of new, efficient power sources.


Future smart electronics require more than just superior levels of energy storage, though: they also require EES devices that can monitor internal parameters in real-time and regulate and adjust their internal energy storage. Internal parameters include temperature, mechanical properties, and voltage. Power sources also need to be reliable. This is not possible with current EES technologies.


High-performance, low-cost machine learning infrastructure is accelerating innovation in the cloud machine learning technologies


To enable customers to accelerate their AI/ML transformation, AWS is building high-performance and low-cost machine learning chips. AWS Inferentia is the first machine learning chip built from the ground up by AWS for the lowest cost machine learning inference in the cloud..


Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI and ML) are key technologies that help organizations develop new ways to increase sales, reduce costs, streamline business processes, and understand their customers better, BUT as deep learning models become larger and more sophisticated theyresult in rising costs to run underlying infrastructure to train and deploy these models.


3 Disruptive Companies Shaping the Future of Technology

What is it? is delivering a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence-as-a-service offering, so any company can access the benefits of AI.

PubMatic is deriving data from cookie-less environments to combat recent changes to data policies from companies like Apple and Google.

Joby is pioneering urban air mobility, which can transport passengers to locations five times faster than cars.

Why important.

These three companies represent the next generation of innovation.



37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for ThemWhat is it?

What is it?
Employers said there’s a new boldness in the way Gen Z dictates taste. And some members of Gen Z, defined as the 72 million people born between 1997 and 2012, or simply as anyone too young to remember Sept. 11, are quick to affirm this characterization.

Why important.

Many managers feel that ignoring the divide between young and the slightly less young isn’t an option. It shapes hiring. It shapes marketing. And over the last year, it has shaped the way companies respond to a country in tumult. For ex: how to respond when Gen Z employees insisted on taking days off for menstrual cramps or mental health: “Hey I woke up and I’m not in a good place mentally,” went the typical text message. “I’m not going to come in today.”


Employees are designing the workplace of the future. Posted 21_10_24

What is it? This summer SAP, a large software company, rolled out a brand-new, hybrid work pilot program at their offices in Palo Alto. For months they tested different floor plans and setups, a variety of work schedules, the most productive uses of space and the ideal structure and composition of meetings suited for this new world by having employees answer “Why do we go to the office?”

to be around other people and work collaboratively?
because it’s a dedicated location to focus on our work in a unique way?
because we believe it’s necessary to be “seen”?
because we’re just supposed to, because it’s what we’ve always done?

Why Important: See what have they learned and how can you apply some of the lessons to your business



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