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How radio can attract a younger, more diverse workforce


  • Inside Radio (subscription required)

Radio companies have succeeded in attracting younger workers by taking more risks and focusing on the show business side of the industry, panelists said during an NAB Show discussion. Attracting more … Read More

Survey examines docs use of smartphones and tablets



Smartphones are second only to desktop computers as physicians' choice for scheduling surgeries; contacting patients; sharing clinical data; and communicating with pharmacists, specialists or colleagu… Read More

Study: Potential bandgap found in double-walled carbon nanotubes


  • Electronics Weekly (U.K.)

Rice University mathematicians report that double-walled carbon nanotubes could potentially have a bandgap which could be tuned for semiconductor applications. "We found that when you combine a metall… Read More

S.D. students take to social media to protest school calendar


  • KELO-TV (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Students in a South Dakota district have launched a social media campaign protesting a decision to push the start of the school year to after Labor Day for the next three years. At issue, according to… Read More

Plex makes media collections available on smart TV app


  • TechHive

Plex TV has issued an update that lets users access their photo and music libraries through its smart TV application. And a new feature allows paid subscribers to manage shared-user accounts from the … Read More