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Sep 14, 2016

China will promote standardization to accelerate industrial upgrading: premier

Posted by in categories: business, innovation

Good move by China especially as one is determine to expand quickly and expedite their competitive edge around PLM and SCM.


BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) — China will promote standardization to push industrial upgrades and foster new competitive edges, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.

Standardization represents a country’s core industrial competitiveness and overall prowess and China will highlight standardization as part of its reform agenda, Li said while addressing the ongoing 39th International Organization for Standardization (ISO) General Assembly.

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Sep 10, 2016

The Familiarity of the Future: A Look Back from 1999

Posted by in categories: counterterrorism, disruptive technology, futurism, governance, hacking, innovation, internet, law, policy

In preparation for writing a review of the Unabomber’s new book, I have gone through my files to find all the things I and others had said about this iconic figure when he struck terror in the hearts of technophiles in the 1990s. Along the way, I found this letter written to a UK Channel 4 producer on 26 November 1999 by way of providing material for a television show in which I participated called ‘The Trial of the 21st Century’, which aired on 2 January 2000. I was part of the team which said things were going to get worse in the 21st century.

What is interesting about this letter is just how similar ‘The Future’ still looks, even though the examples and perhaps some of the wording are now dated. It suggests that there is a way of living in the present that is indeed ‘future-forward’ in the sense of amplifying certain aspects of today’s world beyond the significance normally given to them. In this respect, the science fiction writer William Gibson quipped that the future is already here, only unevenly distributed. Indeed, it seems to have been here for quite a while.

Dear Matt,

Here are the sum of my ideas for the Trial of the 21st Century programme, stressing the downbeat:

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Sep 8, 2016

Room-temperature deposition of interfacial contact layers for organic photovoltaics

Posted by in category: innovation

Nice breakthrough.


Solution-processing methods are used to synthesize metal-oxide nanoparticle suspensions and thus realize efficient and stable devices.

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Sep 6, 2016

Amazing Invention Cool!!!

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

Hoverbike.

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Sep 4, 2016

The Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Posted by in categories: electronics, innovation

http://www.nextflex.us

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Sep 3, 2016

Helping mayors do their job — By Michael R. Bloomberg and Drew Faust | The Boston Globe

Posted by in categories: governance, government, innovation

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“As more and more people around the world live in cities — nearly two in three Americans already do — how well cities are run will affect the future of the planet in profound ways.”

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Sep 3, 2016

Turing Learning breakthrough: Computers can now learn from pure observation

Posted by in categories: computing, innovation

Soon, the machines really might be watching your every move — and, for the first time, independently making sense of what they see.

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Aug 31, 2016

Lenovo’s Yoga Book is part tablet, part sketch pad

Posted by in categories: computing, innovation

Let’s face it: Tablets are on the brink of death, and it’s difficult to get excited about a new slate these days. And even though tablet-laptop hybrids are taking off, that market is cornered by Surfaces and iPad Pros. So I wasn’t prepared to be as thrilled as I was by Lenovo’s latest offering. The Yoga Book, based on my experience with a preview unit, is not merely a mimicry of Microsoft’s Surface Book; it has impressively innovative features and a well-thought-out interface that make it a solid hybrid in its own right.

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Aug 30, 2016

Diverse and open innovation

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Martin Kern, Interim Director at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) highlights the importance of open innovation.

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Aug 30, 2016

‘Hibernating’ Astronauts May Be Key to Mars Colonization

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

Colonizing Mars may require humanity to tap into its inner bear.

Researchers are working on ways to induce a hibernation-like torpor state in astronauts — a breakthrough they say would slash costs and make the long journey to the Red Planet safer and far less taxing for crewmembers.

Such benefits could help lay the foundation for the first footsteps on Mars, and they’re essential to the establishment of a long-term human outpost there, project team members said. [Red Planet or Bust: 5 Crewed Mars Mission Ideas].

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