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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

Bright LED’s not available yet for street-lighting
GreenTech

Bright LED’s not available yet for street-lighting

Nowadays we don’t stand still with the development of LED lighting, because it’s in allot of daily applications such as the back-lighting in many laptops, tablets and naturally smartphones. This widely popular invention got the 2014 Nobel prize in physics awarded to Japanese scientists; I. Akasaki, H. Amano and S. Nakamura. LED lighting is durable and energy efficient. However why is it that people haven’t switched from conventional lighting to LED’s? In this article we answers this and what possibilities lies ahead for future LED applications. Continue reading

Why most cloud computing isn’t green
NowTech

Why most cloud computing isn’t green

In the first quarter of 2016 Dropbox has about 500 million active users. Meaning, that almost every household in the USA could have a big file cabbed in the sky, which is accessible at any moment of the day on the internet. One big file cabbed with your vacation photo’s, work presentations and word documents or your instructions for your daily game-play on Wow. And active internet users make (often) frequent use of these seemly free cloud computer services. Continue reading