Telecommunications market research firm TeleGeography reports that international data traffic has spiked 47% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To cope with such a surge, operators worldwide have added 35% in capacity – nearly 10 percentage points more than what was added in 2019.
A new report from pharmaceutical company Novartis shows the healthcare and pharma industries becoming an increasingly desirable career destination for tech professionals, with 72% of tech professionals more likely to consider the field compared to before the pandemic.
Graduates of the electrical computer engineering department at George Mason University developed a sonic fire extinguisher that manipulates sound waves to put out fires using a mobile subwoofer gun.
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.