At this moment 40% of 2016 registered cars are electric vehicles (EV’s) in Norway. The country has a higher number of all electric battery only cars: more than 100.000. On the second place stands the Netherlands, which intends to phase out all fossil fuel powered automobiles by 2025. Although 0,2% of the global car fleet are a hybrid or EV’s, this transportation technology is here to stay. Global EV sales rose to 30% in 2016 compared to the previous year. It works as follows: When you push on the pedal it sends a signal to two potentio metres, which delivers it to the controller. The controller reads the petentic metres and the controller converts DC volts from the batteries to AC volt. In this article we explore why companies invest in electronic cars, why they choose for electricity and which hurdles are being crossed.
On the current drone market you have a wide range of variety. Some have full blown jet engines and can fly 500 miles per hour on a height of 50.000 feet. Others use batteries to turn their propellers on. Most of them require pilots even though they may sit in a control-room 5.000 miles away. Others are autonomous. In this article we dive deeper in the world of (mobile operated) drones and what the future holds in petto for them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At this moment  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.