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Is Battery-swapping a Way Forward for EVs?

One way to provide energy for EVs is to use batteries that can be swapped out for a fully charged replacement as we do with propane tanks and portable hand tools. The car manufacturer Nio is doing that in China, and the Taskman, a new delivery vehicle hopes to incorporate the same model.

IMA Moments

Reflecting on My Career in Finance

Doreen Remmen, who retires in December 2021 as CFO of IMA after almost 13 years, recounts the professional lessons she’s learned and how continuous learning, a variety of on-the-job experience, and achieving credentials, including the CMA and CSCA, fueled her career growth. She also remarks on her...

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A Quantum Timescape

The question no longer is whether quantum computers are possible, but rather when the first fully functional quantum powerhouse will be delivered? And then the quandary becomes, how do we protect against the quantum threat to crack all common applications of cryptographic protection?

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The Library of Everything

For the last 25 years, hundreds of employees at Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive have been saving, indexing, and making available billions of web pages, print media, audio programs, film, and software programs in their effort to provide our civilization a living history of our digital culture.

IMA Moments

Prioritize Health and Practice Empathy

Morgan Del Rio, integrated marketing director at IMA, shares lessons for working parents and those facing challenges during the pandemic. She encourages professionals to prioritize their physical and mental health and to embody empathy and teamwork to support colleagues and achieve career success.

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Toyota’s Emerald City

Utopian experiments once were only carried out in published prose. Earlier this year, Toyota broke ground on a 175-acre urban experiment in green energy and ideal living spaces that will connect all the residents with automation and data streams built-in from the ground up. It’s called Woven City.

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A Revolutionary Fiber-Optic Cable

A new development in fiber-optic cable might not only speed our networks by 50%, but also enable safe cryptography, even with the arrival of quantum computing’s powerful hacking algorithms. Relative to conventional optical fiber, hollow-core fiber-optic cable shows that less is sometimes more.

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Networking Best Practices

Marc Gerrone, IMA’s senior director of communications and public relations, stresses the importance of working to expand your network of professional contacts, encourages you to take advantage of as many networking opportunities as possible, and offers best-practice tips to further your career.

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August Computer Birthdays

Two of the most significant computing developments share birthdates in the same month. The IBM PC was born 40 years ago in August, and the Linux operating system first appeared 30 years ago, also in late summer, August 25. Their combined impact on the computing world is almost incalculable.

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Two Amazing Days in July

Developments in technology are happening at an accelerating pace, and inattention can be costly for investors, early adapters, and those taking a serious look at AI and quantum computing. Of interest to all were two dramatic announcements in July 2021 from Google and the researchers at DeepMind.