4 Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Media and Entertainment

The last decade has seen massive changes in how consumers view media, how businesses create those media and how marketers advertise on them. Cable TV, for example, lost an unprecedented number of customers in Q3 of 2018, according to The Wall Street Journal, as people opted for subscription-based TV services. And live video streaming is captivating viewers and marketers alike, with adoption rates at 35 percent in 2018, up from 28 percent in 2017, according to Social Media Examiner. Even cryptocurrency has found its footing in the media and entertainment world, operating as a more decentralized…

The Future of Black Hole Photography: What’s Next for the Event Horizon Telescope

The Event Horizon Telescope, a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration, captured this image of the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy M87 and its shadow. (Image: © EHT Collaboration) The researchers who captured the first-ever images of a black hole don’t plan to rest on their laurels. Yesterday (April 10), the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration announced that it had photographed the contours of the supermassive black hole at the heart of M87, a huge elliptical galaxy that lies 55 million light-years from Earth. Those…

Future Cars Could be Powered by Lithium-Air Batteries: Study

Lithium-air batteries, which run on ambient oxygen, may just be a sustainable and environment-friendly way to store energy and power electric vehicles, houses, and industries of the future, scientists say. Current lithium-ion battery technology will probably not be able to handle the coming decades’ huge demand for energy. It is estimated that by 2050, electricity will make up 50 percent of the world’s energy mix. Today, that rate is 18 percent. However, installed capacity for renewable energy production is expected to increase fourfold. This will require batteries that are more…