A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this NOC (National Oceanography Centre) led project will help inform the planning of coastal defences and emergency response.
A recent Tech Pro Research survey asked what IoT data companies are collecting, and how it’s being used? Some 38 percent of respondents to a survey conducted in December 2016 said their companies are currently using IoT devices. More companies will be joining this group in the next year, as 30 percent of respondents said their companies are in the planning or considering stages.
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) became law just under a year ago. In a year from now, the Information Commissioner's Office starts to enforce it. DataIQ is now benchmarking how companies are preparing for GDPR compliance across the four key areas of permission, profiling, protection and personal.
The 8th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference Europe (24th and 25th May 2017, Manchester, UK) is Europe’s leading platform to reduce cost-uncertainty, meet new regulations and create a holistic strategy for your decommissioning and waste management operations.
Abertay University forensics students will benefit from working with a high-tech new machine capable of retrieving the fingerprints of cold case murder victims. The University is the only place in Scotland that students can access the specialist VMD (Vacuum Metal Deposition) chamber from West Technology, which heats gold and zinc to 1600C, evaporating the metal, which is redeposited as a thin layer on a target surface, delineating any fingerprints.
German company Jenoptik has acquired all shares in Essa Technology (Domestic and Commercial Security Limited) which has provided security and automatic number plate recognition systems for more than 30 years. The transaction was completed on January 19, 2017.
Claiming that environmentalism was out of control, President Donald Trump has instituted a media blackout at the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and banned officials from updating news or speaking to reporters. Mail sent to EPA staff indicate that all incoming media requests would be "screened" by the administration, while the administration banned press releases, blog updates, or posts to agency social media accounts. Other federal agencies – the US Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services – have also been ordered to halt "any correspondence to public officials".
For many roboticists and technology on-lookers, the goal is to not simply evolve robotic machines as tool specific, but rather to invent a new species of best friend/co-worker. To create machines that humans will intuitively bond with — and do not harbour any instincts to rise up and obliterate humans .
A security system is being developed that analyses the user's brainwaves. The system then determines whether the user is in a fit mental state and grants them access to resources only if appropriate. Such a system might be used to control entry to a building, access to computer resources or even the withdrawal of money from an automated teller machine. It could also have applications in the military, electronic learning, and healthcare, according to research published in the "International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms."
In cooperation with an international team of experts, scientists from the DPZ (German Primate Centre) demand and beg for immediate measures to protect primates. Worldwide, around 60 per cent of the 500 known primate species are threatened with extinction. Primates live in tropical and subtropical areas and are mainly found in regions of Africa, South America, Madagascar and Asia.
The UN is predicting that there will be an estimated 250 million climate refugees by 2050. Increasingly, large populations are being forced to migrate because of violent floods, drought and other natural disasters, caused by the effects of global warming. Now, a Jordanian architect has designed a disaster shelter for refugees that adds neat technology while being based on temporary huts of nomadic tribes.
Cyber is a hot issue at the moment, regardless of weather, and the Chancellor has recently set aside £1.9 billion for his new national cyber security strategy for UK's first National College of Cyber Security. This fittingly is set to open at historic Bletchley Park, integral in cracking the Nazi Enigma code thanks to the creative brilliance of Alan Turing. The current development follows a range of recent hacks from San Francisco’s light rail system, throughTesco Bank and to the hacking of recruitment passwords at Michael Page, (below right). He levels the finger of blame at CapGemini's insecurity, with a development server being left online!
USA Defence Logistics Agency has awarded a maximum $403,264,139 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for spare parts supporting various tactical radio systems to Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York. The UK has awarded three main contracts for the provision of the ESN (Emergency Services Network) in 2015 to KBR (Kellogg Brown and Root), Motorola Solutions Inc and EE Ltd
As a new presidential administration prepares to take over the U.S., Committee to Protect Journalists author, Alexandra Ellerbeck CPJ Americas Research Associate (below right) examines the status of press freedom, including the challenges journalists face from surveillance, harassment, limited transparency, the questioning of libel laws, and other factors.
IBM announces that, yet again, it broke the U.S. patent record with 8,088 patents granted to its inventors in 2016, marking the 24th consecutive year of innovation leadership as #1 on U.S. Patent List. IBM’s 2016 patent output covers a diverse range of inventions in artificial intelligence andIBMers received 2,700+ cognitive and cloud computing patents, cognitive computing, cognitive health, cloud, cyber security and other strategic growth areas for the company.
No, they aren’t talking about “put your phone down, dear, while you are eating your supper” but about drawing together the various elements of advanced semiconductor technology that will go into Home Automation (HA)! At CES 2017 US Bridgetek Solutions will demonstrate its game-changing PanL HA approach.
Controls engineers at UC San Diego have developed practical strategies for building and coordinating scores of sensor-laden balloons within hurricanes achieving this by using onboard GPS and cellphone-grade sensors so each drifting balloon becomes part of a ``swarm'' of robotic vehicles, which can periodically report, via satellite uplink, their position, the local temperature, pressure, humidity and wind velocity.
The Common Market has done little for energy crowdfunding platforms. Investors experience many problems if they want to finance projects that cross legal boundaries between EU member states. International experts are now struggling to harmonise to European sector regulations.Three different parties are involved renewable energy crowdfunding. These are the fundraising platform, the investors generally expecting a return, and project developers needing money. They may also come from different nations. And that is the biggest complication, as not one legislative framework fits this business sector, nor is one sufficiently recent as to be linked to the use of the web.
While the long-term trend in strikes has show decline, tactical peaks can be seen and the warning now is that focus on small specialist groups will make the work issue unstable, unpredictable and, worst of all, mistrustful.
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