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  • Faster internet? Here's the technology that will make 5G networks possible

    What tech challenges will we have to overcome to get to 5G? Many smartphone operators are considering this question as we prepare to transition into a 5G world.

    2018-05-122 Communications,Electronics Faster internet? Here's the technology that will make 5G networks possible
  • Exploring solutions to the surprising energy consumption of Bitcoin mining

    Bitcoin mining requires a significant amount of energy. Some studies say the energy consumption of the Bitcoin network has grown at a rate of 25 percent in one single month, and this energy use will only continue to increase. 3M scientists and other data industry experts share their insights into some of the creative problem solving needed to find sustainable solutions.

    2018-03-80 Electronics Exploring solutions to the surprising energy consumption of Bitcoin mining
  • How data and technology will help farmers feed the world

    Farmers are faced with the reality that food production must double by 2050. How are farmers going to meet this need when land and resources are scarce? “We are going to do it by farming smarter,” says Jerry Johnson, CEO at Aglytix.

    2018-03-80 Electronics How data and technology will help farmers feed the world
  • How data can help us use the world's resources more efficiently

    Laura Nereng believes that, in the future, society can continue to function in a better place. It’s a belief rooted in a love for science that stretches as far back as she can remember. Now, at 3M, Laura is focusing that passion on using data to solve for issues on a global scale.

    2018-04-101 Electronics,Energy How data can help us use the world's resources more efficiently
  • A close-up look at America's teeth with author Mary Otto

    Veteran journalist Mary Otto's writing career took a turn in 2007 when she broke the story of how a 12-year-old Baltimore boy died of complications from untreated tooth decay. Now she’s on a mission to talk about teeth.

    2018-03-73 Health Care A close-up look at America's teeth with author Mary Otto
  • A deep dive into the fluids that are revolutionizing the data center industry

    When it comes to our gadgets and technology, we are well aware that fluids and electronics should not mix. So, you may be surprised to hear that scientists submerge electronics as a go-to solution designed to protect them.

    2018-04-92 Electronics A deep dive into the fluids that are revolutionizing the data center industry
  • Infection Detective: A day in the life of infection preventionist Tiana Wells

    Infection preventionist Tiana Wells spends her days at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, preventing, investigating and managing the spread of infections within the health care setting.

    2018-06-164 ,Health Care Infection Detective: A day in the life of infection preventionist Tiana Wells
  • The technology you probably don’t notice on your packages can do double duty underwater

    Whether it’s a care package from Mom, a meal-kit delivery or your latest online order, you want it to arrive securely bundled.

    2018-05-149 Design & Construction,Manufacturing The technology you probably don’t notice on your packages can do double duty underwater
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