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The relevance of category management today and into the future

Back in 1983, Kraljic¹ stated that ‘no company can allow purchasing to lag behind other departments in acknowledging and adjusting to worldwide environmental and economic changes’. In essence, he was saying that as purchasing skills had been developed and established in an era of relative...

Drone Takeoff in Iceland and Mars

What do you get when you cross a rover and a drone? A RAVEN! The drone that may just be the future of space exploration is also known as Rover-Aerial Vehicle Exploration Networks. NASA has awarded over three million dollars to a group led by Christopher Hamilton at the Lunar Planetary Laboratory to...

The Wearable Computer

What’s new in R&D in the realm of augmented reality? According to “9To5 Google,” Samsung is in the process of creating their latest model of wearable AR spectacles, called Glasses Lite. In the article, videos show how the model is wearing the glasses to play a car video game while a Samsung...

Virtual Reality to Help Address Emotional Distress

Moth + Flame, a startup that combines artistic prowess with engineering excellence to produce immersive virtual reality content, is helping prepare military service members to aid peers in emotional distress. In support of the U.S. Air Force’s mission to prepare airmen for engaging someone in...

Senate Seeks to Pay Students to Study AI

Under a proposed bill, students studying artificial intelligence at either the undergraduate or graduate level will soon have the opportunity to receive financial support in exchange for agreeing to work for the federal government upon graduation. The AI Scholarship-for-Service Act is cosponsored...

America’s Vaccine Towns

With the first summer out of quarantine since the coronavirus pandemic began, families are planning where to spend their long-awaited summer vacation. Rather than the beaches or Disney World, however, travelers are flocking to towns such as Plattsburgh, NY,  Habersham County, GA, and Quincy,...

Trump Administration’s $13 Billion Funding to COVID Syringes

It has been almost twelve months since the Trump administration had awarded federal loans and contracts worth up to $1.3 billion to supply what was once considered an essential syringe to combat Covid-19. The fortunate firm receiving the majority of this funding, ApiJect Systems Corporation, has...

The Quality of Your Coffee May Soon Be Determined by a Robot

Pour yourself a steamy cup-of-joe now, because it may not be long until the long days of wine connoisseurs and coffee experts will be replaced by artificial intelligence machines to determine the quality and grade of such highly-esteemed drinks.  A newly-innovated artificial intelligence platform...

I Scream for an Ice Cream Cold War

It’s the cold war you never knew about – one that actually dealt with cold and creamy treats everyone holds so dearly. This cold war was filled with secret codes, legal threats, and of course, betrayal. Wired News had the opportunity to hear from the couple who started it all – Jeremy...

Drones Delivering Covid Vaccines

Emerging Tech unmanned aerial system meets COVID-19 vaccine in this latest innovation.  Zipline, a medical drone startup, delivers critical life-saving products precisely where and when they are needed, safely and reliably, every day, across multiple countries. According to Emerging Tech Brew,...

Controversial HS2 Project To Go Under Independent Review

High Speed 2 (HS2) is the planned high-speed railway in the United Kingdom with some sections already under construction and others awaiting approval. It was intended to link up 21 cities across the nation from London up to the north of England. But the Transport Secretary has now announced an...