Capitology Blog

Firefly Aerospace and Lockheed Martin's Groundbreaking Satellite Antenna Demonstration

March 7, 2024
Lockheed Martin and Firefly Aerospace came together to demonstrate exciting satellite communication technology advancements. Innovations in the aerospace industry like this one could unlock countless possibilities.
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In the Battle Against Fake Reviews, the FTC Fights Back

March 5, 2024
In the digital marketplace, consumers must rely on the reviews of strangers. The new FTC regulations for preventing fake online reviews is one step in the right direction toward retaining authenticity that consumers can rely on.
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­­­­­­From Smart Classrooms to Connected Dorms: How IoT is Transforming College Campuses

March 4, 2024
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is transforming the way we interact with everyday objects — From your fridge sending an alert when you’re out of milk to your fitness tracker automatically syncing your
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New Pilot Diversity Initiative Aims to Level Playing Field for Women, People of Color

February 28, 2024
According to the federal bureau of labor statistics, more than 90% of all aircraft pilots are white males. When looking specifically at commercial airline pilots, estimates indicate that fewer than 7% of them are women with only about 1% are women of color. This lack of diversity is part of a significant challenge for the aviation industry, and it’s one that United Airlines is taking on through a new flight school and an ambitious goal for the next decade. 
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Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap

February 28, 2024
Cybercrime is an ever present risk in this day and age. As technology advances, so do the hackers. This makes the cybersecurity talent gap much more dangerous and increases the demand for cybersecurity professionals.
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Studying in the U.S.: A Guide for International Students

February 27, 2024
Approximately 5.6% of the nearly 19 million college students in the U.S. during the 2022-2023 academic year were international students. These students contribute to the rich diversity of educational experiences and perspectives on U.S. campuses, while also building their own global competencies as they advance toward their degree. But in studying in a new country, they also face academic, financial, and social challenges. 
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The Sustainable Flight Challenge: Innovating a Brighter Future for the Aviation Industry

February 26, 2024
Environmentalists have encouraged innovation for improved sustainability in aviation. The Sustainable Flight Challenge gives industry leaders an opportunity to collaborate and compete to generate solutions for greener air travel.
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Soaring into Reality: Your First Year as a Pilot

February 23, 2024
Congratulations, you've finally earned your professional pilot license! The years of training, exams, and countless hours in the air have culminated in this moment, and the sky (literally) is the limit. But before you envision yourself jetting off to exotic destinations, let's talk reality. Your first year as a pilot will be an exciting, challenging, and eye-opening experience, filled with both exhilarating moments and unexpected hurdles.
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Understanding and Combatting Techno-Racism

February 22, 2024
Technology is not neutral or objective; it is fundamentally shaped by the racial, ethnic, gender, and social inequalities that exist in society. Though our omnipresent digital technologies can be used as tools for good, their built-in biases can –– and often do –– make these inequalities worse. As society adjusts to the era of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making, recognizing and mitigating these discriminatory practices is critical to ensuring a fair and just Information Age for all. 
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Combatting Cyber Threats in the Construction Industry

February 20, 2024
The construction industry, a cornerstone of global infrastructure development, faces an increasingly pressing challenge in cybersecurity. Traditionally focused on physical safety and logistical concerns, construction firms are now confronting a new frontier of threats emanating from the digital realm. From data breaches compromising sensitive project information to sophisticated ransomware attacks disrupting operations, the industry finds itself at the intersection of technological innovation and cybersecurity vulnerability.
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