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Karen Graham

Editor-at-Large based in Richmond, VA, United States. Joined on Sep 22, 2013
Expertise in Pharmaceuticals, Women's health, Unemployment, Health, Science & space,   see all» Politics, Education, Ethnic cultures, Charity & volunteer work, Environment & green living, Government

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The microgrid vision is slowly becoming reality

It's funny how small things often become appealing to a large audience. Take the iPhone, for example. When it was first introduced, most analysts said it would flop, yet it went on to redefine markets. The same could be said of microgrids.

Using the IoT in flood management can save lives

In the past month, we have seen multiple examples of the damage flooding can do to a community, regardless of its size. These events have fueled the drive to develop better technologies to predict and alert officials to flooding dangers.

Climate Week NYC — Decarbonizing has become big business

New York - If one theme predominated in Climate Week NYC this past week, it is the consensus that decarbonization will become big business simply because companies with large market share would rather get rid of fossil fuels than put their market share at risk.

Op-Ed: Inaction on the opioid crisis is killing people and our economy

How many more people need to die before we realize federal and state governments have not been doing much to help stem what has become an epidemic that is now affecting our economy, job growth and legal system?

Duke Energy invests $30M in two battery storage systems in N.C.

Asheville - Duke Energy today announced plans to install North Carolina's two largest battery energy storage systems – a $30 million investment as part of the company's Western Carolinas Modernization Plan.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication tech going nowhere

The technology that gives driverless vehicles the ability to see around corners and other "super powers" won't be on the first autonomous vehicles to hit the roads in the next few years.

Op-Ed: Florida residents not allowed to use solar power after hurricane

Millions of Florida residents lost power after Hurricane Irma raged through the state. But homeowners with solar energy installations couldn’t use them during the outage because they would be breaking the law.

Bay Dynamics co-founder and CTO Ryan Stolte explains UEBA Special

It's no secret that data breaches are becoming more commonplace. Digital Journal had a chance to chat with Bay Dynamics co-founder and CTO, Ryan Stolte about user and entity behavior analytics as it relates to cybersecurity.

GM factories power towards 100 percent renewable energy sources

All General Motor's Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities will soon meet their electricity needs with 100 percent renewable energy, thanks to GM’s new purchase of 200 MW of wind power, it was announced on Wednesday.

Puerto Rico to take brunt of worst hurricane since 1928

San Juan - The window of time for getting to a government shelter is closing fast as Hurricane Maria, a powerful and deadly Category 5 storm bears down on Puerto Rico. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said conditions for the U.S. territory were deteriorating rapidly.

Community solar projects — Gaining consumers' confidence

Consumer interest in solar power, and in particular, community solar, is rapidly increasing, however, many people are still straddling the fence. What is holding many people back from taking the plunge?

Saule Technologies has breakthrough in perovskite solar cell

Nanotechnology, a science that focuses on understanding materials on an atomic scale, is being utilized to print solar panels using perovskite crystals, a cheap and highly sensitive mineral that was first found in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1839.

Op-Ed: San Diego Hepatitis A outbreak tied to homeless population

San Diego - Not only does San Diego, California have a homelessness problem, but the city now is battling a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened 421 people and killed 16 between November 2016 and September this year. At least 279 people have been hospitalized.

Avast's popular PC-cleaning software has been hacked

Hackers have successfully hidden a multi-stage malware in the anti-virus app CCleaner, which has been distributed to millions of people, cybersecurity experts say.

Insurance companies increasingly using 'InsurTech' to set rates

The latest World Insurance Report (WIR) finds a wave of new digital technology is confronting most insurance sectors. While disruptive, the InsurTech movement is forcing insurance companies to rethink their business model and customer relationships.

Recall — 500,000 Internet-controlled pacemakers over safety fears

Nearly 500,000 pacemakers have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to fears that their lax cybersecurity could be hacked to run the batteries down or even alter the patient’s heartbeat, resulting in death.

Canada's biggest economic hurdle is keeping technology talent

Ontario - Mike Lazaridis, the former chief executive officer of BlackBerry Ltd, has added his voice to the growing number of people saying Canada’s main economic hurdle is keeping technology talent.

White House takes steps to allow drilling in Alaska Arctic refuge

The 19.6 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is under attack again from President Trump. The information comes about through a memo from US Fish and Wildlife Service acting director James Kurth on August 11.

Bill Gates boosts Energy Department's endangered ARPA-E program

On September 12, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $82 million in early-stage research in concentrating solar power and power electronics would be made available, despite Trump's 2018 budget request that the DOE's ARPA-E be eliminated.

Equifax releases details on cybersecurity breach

On Friday, credit-reporting firm Equifax announced its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, in the aftermath of a huge data-breach of 143 million Americans' personal information.
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