Industry Roundup for Friday, 1-12-2018

In this week’s Industry Roundup we take a peek into LiDAR, viruses that fight cancer, anti-virus glitches, and the longest prime number ever discovered!

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Hiring the right people comes down to asking the right questions.

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If you want to understand the way a person works under certain situations, ask questions that will help you gauge their behavior patterns. An important hiring consideration is determining whether this person will interact well with others and fit into the company culture. Can they adapt quickly? Are they attentive? What kind of communicator are they? Can they make decisions? Read More


LiDAR an accurate and useful tool in predicting major storms.

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This costly tool is by far one of the most accurate ones to help officials get a better handle on flooding. The more accurate, the more potential lives can be saved. North Carolina, the first state to map its entire area, has collected valuable insights to help plan and prepare for disasters. Read More


A virus that works for instead of against us.

It’s no surprise when we hear that a virus has successfully attacked its host, but it is pretty cool when that host is a brain tumor. A new form of cancer therapy is on the horizon, thanks to this virus which kills tumor cells while leaving healthy cells alone. Read More


A new complication for anti-virus programs.

PC users rely on Windows security updates to keep their computers running smoothly. Unfortunately, there’s a glitch in sight. Microsoft has announced that certain customers will not receive updates any longer unless their anti-virus vendor sets a certain registry key. Read More


Wow! Over 23 million digits long – the largest prime number discovered!

If you’re into numbers, specifically numbers that can be divided evenly only by 1, or itself, then you’re in for a factual treat. There is a new prime number in town, folks, and it’s a big one. Discovered with the help of computers around the world, this new number sets the stage for even more research into finding the next big prime.  Read More


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