The Jack Trice Stadium scoreboard wrap designed by LRI Graphics was assembled 100 feet in the air, with 222 separate panels covering approximately 5,000 square feet of printed space. Contributed photo The next time you find yourself standing underneath large-scale billboards or advertising graphics, look up. Some of the largest commercial signage in the state […]

If there is one symbol for Iowa agriculture and innovation, it is the tractor. Since the machine’s early history in the corner of northeast Iowa, the tractor has been the most persistent yet ever-changing mark of innovation – and some controversy – in U.S. agriculture. While the history is long and the changes are nonstop […]

University of Iowa students change the rules for amputees What would you have done in college with a machine that could print nearly anything you wanted? University of Iowa students Cody Wilson and Dylan Ray started the 2018-19 school year with just that question. The engineering students had access to a small basement lab in […]

Coralville-based Innovas Technologies will deploy its automatic tube cleaning technology at the Empire State Building in New York City, reports the Corridor Business Journal. Innovas’ Helios Tube Cleaning System is installed on water-cooled chillers and keeps the tubes clean without intervention. The technology translates to an average 10 percent energy efficiency improvement for generating air […]

Google announces $1M Impact Challenge for Iowa nonprofits Nonprofits in Iowa will collectively receive $1 million through Google’s new Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced Monday as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative at Central Library. Google.org first launched its Impact Challenge in Illinois, but Iowa will be the second state nationwide granted $1 […]

Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge Solutions, speaks Thursday night at the 2019 Prometheus Awards. Masterson was awarded 2019 CEO of the Year. Photo/Technology Association of Iowa “If you cut me open, I bleed technology,” proclaimed Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge Solutions. Masterson, who was accepting a Prometheus Award for CEO of the Year, seemed to […]

It is not so surprising to see the descendant of iRobot’s Roomba roaming the floor of a collaborative robotics showcase. Yet the Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle (AIV) – and the seven other fixed, collaborative and mobile robots showcased by Omron on April 4 – show how far industrial robots are coming on the facility grounds. “[The […]

“This blurry image is just the first go.” Ken Young, a scientist with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, watched the historic announcement of the first captured black hole image from his home right in Des Moines, reports the Des Moines Register. The image is essentially a scientific miracle that contributes evidence in favor of Einstein’s […]

Although many older Americans have, like the rest of us, embraced the tools and playthings of the technology industry, a growing body of research shows they have disproportionately fallen prey to the dangers of internet misinformation and risk being further polarized by their online habits, reports Buzzfeed News. While that matters much to them, it’s also a […]