Category Archives: Economy and Society

Destroyed Mosul artefacts to be rebuilt in 3D

Researchers from the ITN-DCH, IAPP and 4D-CH-WORLD projects have launched Project MOSUL. This project is aimed to virtually restore damaged artifacts and make them accessible from virtual museums. The project hopes to use photographs, digital or scans of analogues, to reconstruct the artifacts and create digital surrogates of those artifacts. This provides two immediate benefits: helping to identify looted items and recreating destroyed items. Read More>>

Business sector likely to be first to adopt driverless cars by 2025

Lukas Neckermann, business consultant and author of The Mobility Revolution, believes that autonomous vehicles have the potential to reduce road accidents. He believes that automated heavy good vehicles could drive in trains with small gaps between each truck for improved aerodynamics. This offers fuel economy gains of 20-30%, he states that the first logistics company to take the leap will gain significant competitive advantage. These automated vehicles could be adopted by the end of 2025. Read More>>

 

 

Is Colorado Primed To Become The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture?

With the growth of Tech Start-ups in Denver and Boulder, local economists have predicted that Colorado could become the silicon valley of agriculture. As most of these Start-ups in Colorado are , patenting new technologies in irrigation, food science and plant genetics. The industry is exponentially growing in Denver and small businesses are coming out with innovative ideas in the field of agriculture ready to contribute to the marketplace.Read More>>

 

Why Airlines Are Flying High

One of the least known but most notable contributors to the industry’s performance is private equity.
Over the past two weeks, one U.S. airline after another has reported record earnings for 2014. This was the fifth consecutive year of industry profitability, during which time aggregate net income exceeded $30 billion, considering the same industry lost $29 billion from 1990 through 2009. Several factors have contributed to the industry’s change in fortune. Read More>>

Broadband Providers Say Consumers Don’t Need Speeds Of 25 Mbps

Internet service providers respond to Federal Communications Commission’s decision to redefine broadband speeds of at least 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. The trade group argues that the FCC’s definition of broadband should reflect the speeds that people need for “current” and “regular” services. Internet service providers say that regular users can stream Netflix and other services well below 25 Mbps while FCC say that an average household stream at least 3 to 4 devices at a time which would require higher speeds. Read More>>

Florida’s Cape Canaveral may be world’s busiest spaceport in 2015

This year, Florida’s Cape Canaveral is scheduled to launch up to 24 rockets thus making it the busiest spaceport. Ten launches would be for United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, while the remaining would be by SpaceX. If successful, the program would surpass the Russian-operated Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which had 21 launches, 19 of which were successful. Read More>>

Reducing population is no environmental ‘quick fix’, modelling research shows

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New multi-scenario modeling, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ecologists Professor Corey Bradshaw and Professor Barry Brook from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute of world human population have concluded that even stringent fertility restrictions or a catastrophic mass mortality would not bring about large enough change to solve issues of global sustainability. Read More>>

China develops its first homegrown server amid cybersecurity concerns

A Chinese company has developed the country’s first homegrown servers. The server is built entirely out of domestic technologies including a processor from local chip maker Loongson Technology. The new servers would ensure that the security around China’s military, financial and energy sectors would no longer be in foreign control. Read More>>