The winner of the city of Phoenix’s “Smart City Hack” will be announced October 21. That finalist will go to the international Smart City Hack competition, “which seeks to turn citizens into solutions builders, empowering them to develop functioning technology products that solve pressing civic challenges.” We’ll talk with Dominic Papa, founder of the Institute for Digital Progress, who will give us an overview of the competition along with a Jedidiah Woods, chief operations officer and co-founder of the winning company, Storage Together, which connects those who need to store something with those with room to store it.
The University of Arizona’s iPlant Collaborative’s community of scientists, developers and educators has received a $3.8 million National Science Foundation grant to fund the development of a general-purpose data storage platform. The platform can be used to store and manage huge amounts of data being generated by projects such as sequencing the whole human genome. Nirav Merchant of the iPlant Collaborative and Arizona Research Laboratories will tell us more.
Lake Pleasant is a water storage reservoir for most of the Valley's cities. The 20th anniversary of the New Waddell Dam at Lake Pleasant is being celebrated. We’ll talk about the importance of the lake and dam to the Phoenix Metro area with Tom McCann, Assistant Director for the Central Arizona Project.
Data Centers, which store digital information, have seen a steady growth in Arizona. Several factors have led to that, including a lack of natural disasters. We’ll take a look at OneNeck IT services, a Tempe-based Data Center.
The Ice House, a unique art space and gallery in Phoenix’ warehouse district, is on the verge of closing due to financial challenges, but a group of local artists is trying to rescue the place. We’ll show you what they’re doing to help.
Researchers at the University of Arizona are looking at how to use compressed air to store solar and wind power. Professor Pierre Deymier, director of the School of Sustainable Engineered Systems at the University of Arizona, and graduate student Krishna Muralidharan discuss the project.
An Arizona State University researcher is working in conjunction with researchers in Germany on a new memory device that uses nano wires and a new method of storage to greatly expand flash memory and reduce the heat it produces. ASU Engineering Professor Dr. Michael Kozicki will talk about his revolutionary new memory devices.