Smart materials company KYMIRA recently developed a t-shirt that can accurately measure heart rates by printing an ECG (electrocardiogram) into the shirt fabric.
American Voters Want Congress to Take Action to Close the Digital Divide
The COVID-19 pandemic has moved much of our daily lives online, underscoring the need for fast, reliable, and universally accessible broadband for all. A recent poll by IIA and Morning Consult reiterates this increased reliance on high-speed internet and finds strong support among American voters for using Congressional authority to improve broadband access.
Coronavirus Makes It Clear: We Need to Digitally Empower More Women
In a Morning Consult op-ed, IIA Co-Chairwoman Kim Keenan shows that it’s increasingly clear that government, industry and NGO leaders all need to play a role in supporting the transition of millions of women into more tech-centered jobs, and every woman in this country needs access to broadband.
Infographic: American Broadband Networks Prove Resilient Due to Sustained Private Investment
A recent study by Pew Research Center finds that 72% of U.S. adults think social media companies wield too much power and influence over politics. Majorities of both Democrats and Republicans were likely to express this view, though Republicans to a greater extent.
According to FAIR Health’s Monthly Regional Tacker, telehealth claim lines — an individual service or procedure listed on an insurance claim — rose over 3,800% in the U.S. from July 2019 to July 2020.
Accenture Strategy estimates US telecom operators will spend up to $275B over the course of seven years to build out the nation’s 5G networks and create significant contributions to the US economy, including up to three million jobs and an approximately $500B boost to GDP.
New AI robots developed by the Toyota Research Institute are being tested to perform a variety of tasks around the home, including cleaning, decluttering, and tending to individuals with physical needs.
A new study by Pew Research Center shows about a quarter of American adults now get their news from YouTube, where independent news creators and established news channels make up roughly equal shares of consumption.
A new flexible supercapacitor developed by engineers at the University of Glasgow uses human sweat to safely store energy for smart wearable devices, replacing the need for conventional batteries.