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Smart cities present risks, opportunities

Emergent technologies are poised to radically change how we work and live. They will transform our cities and workplaces, shifting jobs and entrepreneurship in new directions, and spur new ways to manage our lives. All of society will be affected, up to and including how we interact with machines themselves. Sophisticated machines and applications that […]

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The Expert

Client expectations, and the real world. Enjoy.

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Lack of internet affordability may worsen Australia’s digital divide, says report

We often think of the internet as a levelling, democratising technology – one that extends access to knowledge, education, cultural resources and markets. But the net also reflects the social and economic divides we find offline. Released this week, the second report of the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII) reports on data covering four years of local […]

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Services Provider Deloitte Predicts 2017 Tech, Media, Telecommunications

                Like so many companies and publications, Deloitte rubs its crystal ball early every year and reveals some of its predictions — in tech, media and telecommunications — for the next 12 months and beyond. Unlike other would-be Carnacs, though, Deloitte bases its predictions on surveys and data, […]

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Novel method for synthesis of molecular hydrogen sets benchmark for platinum-free electrocatalysts

              Figure. a) Synthetic scheme of MoNi4 electrocatalyst supported by the MoO2 cuboids on nickel foam; b) polarization curves of the MoNi4 electrocatalyst supported by the MoO2 cuboids, pure Ni nanosheets and MoO2 cuboids on the nickel foam; c) calculated adsorption free energy diagram for the Tafel step. Credit: […]

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The Future Database

Split-second data mapping People generally associate graphic processing units (GPUs) with imaging processing. Developed for video games in the 1990s, modern GPUs are specialized circuits with thousands of small, efficient processing units, or “cores,” that work simultaneously to rapidly render graphics on screen. But for the better part of a decade, GPUs have also found […]

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European team announces superconductivity breakthrough

European researchers said Tuesday they had developed a cheaper and more efficient superconducting tape which could one day be used to double the potency of wind turbines. Eurotapes, a European research project on superconductivity—the ability of certain materials to channel electricity with zero resistance and very little power loss—has produced 600 metres (1,968 feet) of […]

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Startups that on hindsight start to make sense, consider Plan A2Z Software

The best startups seem obvious only in retrospect. By the time most of us found out about them, they had already reached a critical mass of users. We never had to ask the question “Will this work?” since we already saw it working. It is possible to create a “good” startup with a “good” idea, […]

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Split-second data mapping

            People generally associate graphic processing units (GPUs) with imaging processing. Developed for video games in the 1990s, modern GPUs are specialized circuits with thousands of small, efficient processing units, or “cores,” that work simultaneously to rapidly render graphics on screen. But for the better part of a decade, GPUs […]

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Texas and California Have Too Much Renewable Energy

Solar and wind power are coming online at rates unforeseen only a few years ago. That’s a good thing if your goal is to decarbonize the energy sector. But if you’re a utility or independent power producer and you make your money selling electricity, it can be not such a good thing. In places with […]

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