Articles by author: Samuel Miller

What AI Means for Future Scientists

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It is a cry that has been repeated for centuries now— ‘technology will take my job.’ This is a sentiment that is certainly not to be taken lightly. History shows that technology does indeed change the nature of work. Perhaps the most dramatic example of this was the industrial revolution during the late 18th and…

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Technology Is Helping to Make Construction Safer Than Ever

When it comes to architecture and city planning, technology has completely changed the way our cities and homes look and function. For the people who actually build these structures though, their job is still dangerous. In 2016, nearly 22% of the 5,190 recorded US workplace fatalities were in the construction industry. Though safety standards and…

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What is the Role of Today’s Hotels?

In many industries the customer base is changing drastically. Today’s consumers care about the overall experience more than the older generation did, which is leading some industries, particularly hospitality, to seriously rethink their business models. In the past, a clean room, decent water pressure, and an edible breakfast were good enough for many hotel patrons….

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How Pro AV is Driving a Big Data Revolution

Big Data is a term much like blockchain or cryptocurrency, that is promising to change the way businesses is done across various industries. Very basically, Big Data refers to any massive collection of data points that is too ‘big’ for traditional data processing methods. With mobile and internet technology allowing for the real time tracking…

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Offsite Construction Opens New Doors For Architects

Off-sight construction is a relatively new development, helping to meet the cost, time and space demands of rapidly expanding urban populations. Off-sight construction means pre-fabricating a structure or dwelling and then transporting it to the final location for installation. In the past, this technique was used for many interior components, such as kitchen counters or…

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Architects Turn to Nature for the Buildings of the Future

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, typhoons, and forest fires have been increasing in number and intensity over the past few years. Simultaneously, the global population is becoming increasingly urban, with projections of up to 66 percent of people dwelling in cities by 2050. While architecture as a field has been moving toward efficiency for some…

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How Hackers Are Checking Into Hotels

The digital world has opened up a set of issues and solutions when it comes to safety and security. In many ways it is a new frontier; suddenly, threats to our health and safety come from totally new areas, such as hacked door locks and drones outside our windows or even fatal E. coli ridden…

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Superior Air Quality and HVAC Systems are Crucial for Senior Care
May 29, 2024

The demographic shift towards an aging population, projected to reach 27 million Americans in nursing and assisted living facilities by 2050, raises significant concerns about indoor air quality in these environments. With respiratory health already being a critical issue among seniors, the stakes are high for ensuring that HVAC systems are up to par….

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The Future of Data Centers: Cooling, Power, and ESG with Saqib Ashraf
May 28, 2024

In a rapidly evolving data center industry, cooling technologies are finally taking center stage, driven by the rise of AI and other high-density computing needs. In the latest episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Saqib Ashraf, Director of Solutions Architecture at CPG, shares insights on the future of data centers as well as the challenges…

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With Walmart Health Shuttering Its Doors, Retail Healthcare Has to Rethink Its Role & Strategy in Primary Care
May 28, 2024

Retail healthcare is an uncertain slice of the U.S. healthcare industry, being defined by both recent strategic retreats and bold expansions which have sparked crucial discussions about the future of primary care services within the retail sector. The most recent news that shocked the industry was the shuttering of Walmart Health, Walmart’s 51 health…

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Edge Computing is the Foundation for Scaled Smart Cities. How Can the Industry Accelerate Adoption?
May 28, 2024

As cities globally accelerate their transformation into “smart cities,” the integration of a capable computing ecosystem to complement smart city initiatives has become an important part of smart city success. How critical will edge computing be in that ecosystem, and in the facilitation of today’s and tomorrow’s smart city projects, especially with where smart…

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How Pro AV Can Help in A Hurricane
September 11, 2018

Hurricane season is ramping up on the east and gulf coasts, leading many Americans to take a moment to think about their evacuation plans. One thing some people do not stop to consider is the means in which they are informed of an emergency by their local and state information services. These days, most people…

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Focus on Drones in Public Safety at InterDrone 2018
September 6, 2018

Drones are an exploding marketplace, quickly leaving the niches of military applications and expensive hobbies. One area where drones are really taking off is in safety applications, which was highlighted at InterDrone 2018 in Las Vegas, one of the largest cross-industry drone conferences in the world and the largest commercial drone event in the USA….

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With a Hurricane Looming, What Should Retailers Do To Prepare?
September 5, 2018

National Preparedness Month  Tropical Storm Gordon is rampaging across the gulf coast as this year’s hurricane season gets into full swing. With memories of last year’s devastating hurricanes, the most expensive on record with over $200 Billion in damages, many retailers are wondering how they can protect their stock and stores from these natural disasters…

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Retailers Race to A Virtual Reality Revolution
August 30, 2018

Virtual reality (VR) is very quickly becoming commonplace, particularly in entertainment. Many smartphones feature augmented reality games, and no trip to Best Buy or the Microsoft store is complete without checking out the latest in personal VR kit or games. For a while now, VR has been readily adopted as nearly an industry standard in…

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The Roof Over Your Head, The Shirt on Your Back: 3D Printing’s Impact on the Future
August 21, 2018

Every once in a while, a new technology comes along that promises to shake up dozens of industries and change our understanding of what is possible. Blockchain and crypto did this to the financial and investment sectors, among dozens of others, while drone technology is being applied everywhere from farming, to search-and-rescue, to telecommunications. Now,…

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College Campus Design Goes From Reflecting the Time to Reflecting the Future
August 16, 2018

Architecture, both in terms of design and materials, has always reflected the cultural zeitgeist. Universities around the world provide a perfect microcosm for viewing these changes and evolutions, as university architecture tends to be cutting edge, and reflective of both the culture and the time. Oxford and Cambridge feature gothic and neo-classical buildings that are…

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Wi-FI, Pizza, and the Future of Drones
August 13, 2018

It is safe to say that drones do not always get the best rep, whether it is thanks to the fearsome reputation of the military Predator drones or the general annoyance of a neighbor that keeps accidentally crashing his or her device through a window. In the consumer market, drones are still something of a…

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An Insider’s Look at America’s Construction Worker Shortage
August 6, 2018

With a rapid rise in construction and housing projects happening across the nation, the pressure is on construction companies to meet the demand and keep the momentum going. There’s just one problem; there are not enough construction workers. When asked about the future of the workforce in her industry, Colleen Boretto, a partner in a…

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AI is More Than A Customer Service Ploy For Retailers
July 31, 2018

When it comes to technology that has true potential to make our lives better, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is right at the top of the list in 2018. Everything these days from our smartphones to our refrigerators are digital, meaning AI is already poised to disrupt everything from the way we do business to the way…

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