An investigation by Norwegian authorities into an Airbus helicopter crash in April has found that the incident was probably the result of metal fatigue in the aircraft’s gearbox. All 13 people on board were killed when the Super Puma's main rotor blades separated from the aircraft as it was ferrying passengers from a Norwegian offshore oil platform operated by Statoil.
"Global Graphene for Supercapacitors Industry 2016" market research report is an in-depth study on the subject. The report provides a basic overview of the Graphene for Supercapacitors industry including definitions, classifications, applications and the industry chain structure.
Working to put hardware into schools and education has always found Apple, Google and Microsoft as prime candidates on the basis of “convince ‘em young and secure your ageing market.” They are still workiing hard to get their equipment into the education market and unlikely to slow up on this, since USA schools bought $10.8 million of Apple, Google and Microsoft devices in 2015 alone. Small wonder that Amazon has determined to join that booming market.
MOMENTUM JV, comprising Amec Foster Wheeler, Assystem and KEPCO E&C, named construction management-as-agent contractor on unique international project. Representatives of the ITER Organisation announce they have signed a CMA (construction management-as-agent) contract with the MOMENTUM joint venture, led by Amec Foster Wheeler in partnership with Assystem and KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company.
China keeps its No. 1 ranking on the 47th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers, but this time with a new system built entirely using China designed and made processors. Sunway TaihuLight is the new No. 1 system with 93 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the LINPACK benchmark.
Liberty House Group has purchased the UK plant of Mabey Bridge Renewables at Chepstow, South Wales, which was closed down in 2015, and is to use this to make steel wind towers from the company's recently acquired Scottish based steel mills. The equipment from the plant will be used in a new UK manufacturing centre that will supply the growing offshore wind market and the tidal lagoon power industry.
Home storage systems for PV (photovoltaic) electricity are gaining attractiveness, as their costs are declining. However, standardised, verifiable criteria for end clients to assess their performance are still lacking. The largest German study so far has now been launched to analyse commercial systems with respect to safety, quality, and grid suitability and to derive recommendations for manufacturers, standardisation bodies, and authorities. The “SafetyFirst” project is funded with€4 million by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and scheduled for a duration of three years.
Biometric Authentication is key to increased payment security. A new study from Juniper Research has found that eCommerce merchants and financial institutions will be investing heavily in online fraud detection solutions over the next five years, with annual spending reaching $9.2 billion by 2020, up by 30% on current levels as mobile fraud grows rapidly
The Industry 4.0 revolution blurs that line between physical and virtual worlds, forcing manufacturers to accelerate digital modernisation. With the sector facing the possibility of a third recession in the space of a decade, the future of manufacturing holds both serious threats as well as significant opportunities.
The leading event in the Scottish tech calendar will be bigger than ever this year as it returns with a ramped up strand for developers. ScotSoft 2016 is coming to the EICC in Edinburgh on Thursday 6 October. Hosted by digital technologies trade body ScotIandIS, Scotsoft will bring together more than 1,000 CEOs, decision makers and developers from the private and public sectors in Edinburgh . This year, its Developers Conference will run for a full day thanks to its 2015 popularity
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an extremely efficient small-size energy storage, a micro-supercapacitor, which can be integrated directly inside a silicon microcircuit chip. The high energy and power density of the miniaturised energy storage relies on the new hybrid nanomaterial developed recently at VTT. This technology opens new possibilities for integrated mobile devices and paves the way for zero-power autonomous devices required for the future Internet of Things (IoT).
IBM has launched its first cloud-based development environment for near real-time, high performance analytics. Giving data scientists the ability to access and ingest data in order to deliver insight-driven models to developers, it is available on IBM Cloud Bluemix platform, where this 'Data Science Experience' provides 250 curated data sets, open source tools and a collaborative workspace helping data scientists uncover and share insights with developers, making it easier and quicker to develop intelligent applications.
Predictably perhaps as it only took 5 days to turn the children's coding robot toy Photon from a concept into reality. For SRI, building a wearable robotic suit, and other types of clothing, could not only make it easier for soldiers to carry heavy loads but enable the elderly and disabled people to perform basic tasks. The current prototype is a soft suit that fits over most of the body, delivers a jolt of supporting power to the legs, arms, or torso exactly when needed, to reduce the burden of a load or correct for the body’s shortcomings.
Scientists at Harvard John A. Paulson SEAS (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) have demonstrated the first planar lens that works with high efficiency within the visible spectrum of light — covering the whole range of colours from red to blue. The lens can resolve nanoscale features separated by distances smaller than the wavelength of light. It uses an ultra-thin array of tiny waveguides, a metasurface, which bends light as it passes through.
At last, a didactic robot organised to teach children software coding together with a host of games, depending on sensors. Expect others to follow suit. Like the mobile phone and the tablet, the didactic robot like a dog or cat, could be everyone's friend and learn to answer back!
Ubiquiti Networks has warned its customers about a worm targeting the company’s products by exploiting a critical vulnerability that was believed patched nearly a year ago. According to the wireless networking product manufacturer, the malware is designed to target routers, access points and other devices, running outdated versions of the airOS firmware, including airMAX M (airRouter), AirMAX AC, airOS 802.11G, ToughSwitch, airGateway and airFiber.
Last year Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft achieved an impressive new record with more than €2.1 billion in business volume. It has now pushed ahead its strategy to expand its scope with the Senate decided to establish a Fraunhofer Research IGCV (Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology). The expansion of Fraunhofer High Performance Centres is also continuing. For instance, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting three new High Performance Centres to the tune of some €8 million.
The world’s oldest golf club will not be hosting the Open championship, after retaining its ban on women members, sparking claims that £100 million could be denied the Scottish economy. It’s not that the game lags in technology. Only in Scotland will you find this ingrained anti-women attitude, where the defensive comments are laughable!!
Using static electricity, RoboBees can land and stick to surfaces. Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences roboticists demonstrate that their flying microrobots named the 'RoboBees' can now perch during flight to save energy - just like bats, birds or butterflies
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