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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Oct. 13, 2017, episode of Quality Digest Live looked at edge computing for natural disasters, medical records, and zero defects.

“New Research May Improve Communications During Natural Disasters”

Could edge computing help communications during disasters?

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Sept. 22, 2017, episode of QDL was decidely techie, covering artifical intelligence, the internet of things, Manufacturing Day, and a cool color-matching tool that uses your smart phone.

Manufacturing Day preview

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Sept. 8, 2017, episode of QDL examined a different way to conduct clinical trials, discussed fixing problems before they occur, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey looked at resources for building a more resilient and sustainable infrastructure.

“A Better Way to Design Clinical Trials”

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Aug. 25, 2017, episode of QDL looked at how technology can bring us together physically; an incredible new power source from the U.S. Army; an interview with Thomas Publishing president and CEO, Tony Uphoff, on U.S. manufacturing apprenticeship programs; and a whole lot more.

“Army Discovery May Offer New Energy Source”

Just add water.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

We set aside our cardboard glasses and our papers pricked with holes, stepped away from the telescope guy, the one who would have been “that weird guy” any other day, except for today, when he’s your new best friend. And for those who thought maybe they could just glance at the eclipse with their naked eye “just for a bit, I’m sure it’s OK, yeah?” the spots are beginning to clear.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our August 11, 2017, episode of QDL looked at the role of technology in after-market service, stairs that help you up, Fidget Cubes, and more.

“Climbing Stairs Just Got Easier With Energy-Recycling Steps”

These stairs actually help you go up.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our July 28, 2017, episode of QDL we looked at science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) education for the deaf and hard of hearing; Quality 4.0; and cloud computing.

“Teaching STEAM Skills to Deaf Kids Using Drones and 3-D Printing”

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

In our July 7, 2017, episode of QDL we look at apprenticeships, the Antikythera mechanism, and risk-based thinking in operations.

“Demand-Driven Education to Close Skills Gap”

Speaking at the National Association of Manufacturers Summit in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy addressed workforce issues.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

More than 2,000 years ago a huge ship crashed beneath the cliffs of Antikythera, a small island off the coast of Greece. Later discovered in 1900, the wreck yielded a trove of antiquities, including an amazing geared mechanism that, just for starters, predicted eclipses and the location of the sun and moon and possibly planets, showed the phase of the moon, and tracked the four-year cycle of athletic games.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

I n our June 23, 2017, episode of QDL we look at STEM education, personal kanban, and common mistakes when using SPC.

“ASME Supports STEM Opportunities Act of 2017”