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Driver-less cars are on the rise. With or without advanced cruise control
UrbanisationTech

Driver-less cars are on the rise. With or without advanced cruise control

Tesla motors presented their newest car model on March 31, 2016. This isn’t an fully autonomous car, but a semi self-driving car with advanced cruise control. The question remained is when will we have an autonomous car? According to Re-code’s editor J. Bhuiyan it can happen soon:”If it’s not the personal car ownership model, it’ll happen way, way faster, 10 so or so years that these cars will be on the road and the mass market will experience them and have access to them.” In this article we explore what challenges lies ahead, their possibilities and in what development phase scientist are currently in. Continue reading

Data capital: indicate beforehand what you consume
OtherTech

Data capital: indicate beforehand what you consume

Companies of today need to embrace that data capital is a valuable asset with making key decisions in the company on competitive strategy level. It comes before financial investment on the developments of new services, products business processes. The digital data from their consumers offer better analytical insight on consumer facts with graphs. Every activity which involves digitization and datafication processes data from public, commercial to private sectors. In this article we’re going to look what big data means, why some consumers have concerns and how businesses profit from it. Continue reading

Why hydroelectric power dams aren’t pro-environment
GreenTech

Why hydroelectric power dams aren’t pro-environment

Several developing nations consider hydro-power as a renewable unlimited electric energy source. Such as C. Rinzin, director of Bhutan’s Druk Green Power Corporation for Bhutan, Indian corporations and The African Union Commission for the continent Africa. It´s a popular energy source, because the largest hydroelectric power dam Itaipu generates 12.600MW which can power more than 37.600.000 houses. It´s jointly owned by Brazil and Paraguay. On the second-place stands Guri dam (Venezuela) with 10.300MW and the largest in USA is Grand Coulee power station with 7.600MW. In this article we’re going to look at how hydro-power dams work and the pro’s/con’s. Continue reading

Maglev trains: traveling as fast as the speed of sound
UrbanisationTech

Maglev trains: traveling as fast as the speed of sound

With the rise of mega-cities many companies are currently fighting for the next big technological lype with public train transportation. In the future we need fast, durable and efficient transportation from city A to city B. One of the promising solutions is the Maglev train, which was initially proposed in 2012 by E. Musk, CEO at Tesla Motors. A hyper-tube pod, that can travel as fast as the speed of sound: 1000 km per hour. They are selectively being operated in China, Germany and Japan, but why aren’t Maglev’s widely available today? We answer this and give you an update about the development of tomorrow’s train transportation. Continue reading

Immoral ransomware hospital practices
OtherTech

Immoral ransomware hospital practices

Recently, ransomeware attacks on various hospitals and other healthcare facilities became mainstream media news. Today’s hackers aren’t only interesting in locking the computers of high profile companies, but target the health industry by demanding Bitcoin payments in exchange for unlocking their pc’s. Hospitals provide critical care and rely on the latest patient records. The patient-care can get delayed or halted, which can result in death or lawsuits against the hospital. According to S. Sjouwerman they ”have not trained their employees on cyber-security and hospitals don’t focus on cyber-security in general.” They focus on HiPAA compliance, which are the federal requirements about patient privacy protection. In this article you read about: why internet security software companies aren’t taken aback about these recent events and what kind of measurements hospital facilities can take to combat digital extortion. Continue reading

SolarPower: good for now or tomorrow?
GreenTech

SolarPower: good for now or tomorrow?

At this moment [2017] humans are still dependent on fossil fuels to provide them with electricity for their daily uses. This energy source is not only reliable but more importantly low-cost. However there are downsides: fossil fuels aren’t abundance source and it isn’t sustainable for planet earth. One of the solutions is making use of is sun by placing solar panels on the roof. And thus giving humans an abundant natural energy source.It’s a straightforward solution, but this comes with a few difficult tasks. In the ‘Solar energy:good for now or tomorrow?’ article you will learn how the production of solar energy works, the advantages and disadvantages, what kind of tasks lay ahead make solar energy accessible for the average household and how to find your way in the current market. Continue reading

Wind power can become the main electric provider
GreenTech

Wind power can become the main electric provider

Last year the total installed wind capacity was 54.6 gigawatts globally. And according to the Global Wind Energy Council today’s total installed windmills produce circa 487 gigawatts.The first place goes to the Chinese market with a total share of 42.7%. In order to meet their increasing electronic needs the country installed 23.3 gigawatts of new wind mill farms and if the growth stays at the same pace they can provide 26% of their own market supply by the end of 2030, says a study of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) USA. On the second place you have USA, where less than 8.3 gigawatts windmill power was installed, supplying 4.7 % of the entire electricity in the country. In this article we”re going to look at which modern windmills are mainly used on today’s market and what the (dis)advantages are from this ”new” invention. And lastly, why their is a big spurt in investments and growth in the industry. Continue reading