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April 11, 2017

War Games

Many large-scale cyber threats demonstrate the deceptively simple techniques hackers often employ to infiltrate our computers and steal our information: requests from a stranger on your social media, the stray USB drive on the floor, and the email you failed to scrutinize before opening.

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April 11, 2017

Your Brains, Mechanical Brawn

For the past several years, numerous companies have been developing and manufacturing exoskeletons, which are wearable robotics designed to enhance human strength and endurance with hydraulics or motors.

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April 7, 2017

Combating Turnover: The Ideal Candidate

This is the first in a series of articles about how to build a strong and lasting team by “hacking” your operations to foster better retention. Keeping your staff happy, recognized, and stable is an excellent way to not only improve your productivity but also to reduce your safety and operational risks going forward.

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January 23, 2017

Start Your Engines

Self-driving cars have had a storied history in film and television, stretching as far back as the early 1980s. From Knight Rider and Timecop to Minority Report and I, Robot, the autonomous vehicle has long established itself as a common trope in the science fiction genre, and continues to capture our imagination today. However, in the past decade, this particular fantasy is rapidly becoming a tangible reality.

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October 10, 2016

Augmented Reality and Actual Risk

What is Pokémon Go and how may it affect your district?

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July 2, 2016

Guns in the Workplace

Many Coloradans love their guns, but when it comes to guns and the workplace, it is important that everyone know the rules. The Colorado Constitution declares that all persons have certain inalienable rights, which include the right to defend their lives and liberties, and Section 13 of Article II protects the fundamental right of a person to keep and bear arms.

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July 1, 2016

‘Megadroughts’ Appear Likely to Pummel Western States for Half a Century

In recent years, California and other parts of the American West have been forced to find ways to cut back on water usage in response to a prolonged period of drought. The New York Times wrote that “the drought, now in its fourth year, is by many measures the worst since the state began keeping […]

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July 1, 2016

Wearables and ‘Smart’ Devices to Change the Workplace and the Insurance Industry

Recently, you’ve probably been hearing about the increased prominence of “wearable technology.” One in five Americans already use a wearable device, with rapid growth in the next several years anticipated. The worldwide market for wearable technology is expected to reach $12.6 billion by 2018, and the insurance industry has already gotten on board.

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March 30, 2016

Zika Virus: A Concern for Your District?

By now you have no doubt seen headlines about recent outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Central and South America. First identified in Uganda in 1947, the Zika virus has particularly devastating effects on children who are born to Zika-infected mothers. These children are often born with tragic birth defects such as microcephaly, blindness, […]

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April 13, 2015

Ready For Takeoff: The Rise of the Drones

Not long ago, the idea of the skies being filled with flying robots capable of conducting detailed and varied tasks would have sounded like science fiction.

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