#IoT devices are like #Grothendieck’s work: they are associated with high value data, only we don’t know yet how important is the data. The problem of #BigData and all the data generated by autonomous devices connected to the internet of objects is the absence of standardization. IoT is a source of digital information organized in analog way: infinite or unspecified possibilities waiting to be identified and exploited to some extent.
This small guy can crawl under cars, climb steps, and hide in the bushes. Sounds scary ? It is no longer science-fiction. The video in the article is even more impressive.
The wheel is a revolutionary invention — as they say — but going back to basics sometimes opens new pathways. Robots that traverse terrain on legs are on the rise, most notably the Boston Dynamics Big Dog series of robots — and [Ghost Robotics]’ Minitaur quadruped aims to keep pace. One of [Ghost Robotics] founders, […]
By Nadia Sotnikova As someone working at an indie publishing agency, reading about robots that write news articles is terrifying and exciting at the same time. I am not a writer; I am a marketer, so the prospect of another major shakedown of the publishing industry makes me hope if not for a better […]
Clean Energy Canada has released the 2017 edition in its Tracking the Energy Revolution series, on March 30. The Transition Takes Hold analyzes clean energy markets around the world, with an emphasis on investment trends. The report states that global clean energy investment in 2016 totalled C$348 billion, with China, the U.S. and India collectively responsible for half of that amount. This C$348 billion global clean energy investment represents a 26% decrease from 2015; in Canada, investment fell by 53%, from C$4 billion to C$2 billion. The decrease, for the second year in a row, sees Canada fall from 9th to 11th place in the world for clean energy investment. To provide context, the report states that Canada already derives 80% of its power from emissions-free sources, and that fact, coupled with relatively stable demand for electricity, limits the need or opportunity for new investment. The opportunities for…
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Cities can use funds from the Volkswagen Clean Air Act settlement to invest in new vehicles, improve energy efficiency, provide public energy infrastructure and more.
Funds from the VW settlement can cover up to 100 percent of the cost to upgrade, repower or replace diesel-powered government vehicles with either newer, cleaner-burning models or vehicles that run on alternative energy. (Getty Images)
The settlement of the Volkswagen (VW) Clean Air Act violation case has created a unique opportunity for cities across the country to take advantage of more than $2 billion available for investment in new, cleaner vehicles and improve energy infrastructure in their communities.
In punishment for VW’s violation of the Clean Air Act by cheating on the emissions tests of more than 500,000 vehicles, VW will pay out $14.7 billion to alleviate the environmental damage created by their actions. $2.7 billion of this settlement will go into an Environmental…
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LinkedIn is a nice blogging platform. Not all the features of WordPress, but many quality articles. Anyway, while browsing, I’ve found a nice article about IoT. Here is the link:
One of many unknowns with driverless cars is what their impact on traffic will be. Boosters have predicted that driverless cars will reduce traffic by reducing the number of vehicles needed to serve travel demand and reducing following distances between cars. Detractors have predicted that these effects will be more than offset by latent demand for travel that will come out of the shadows when it gets easier to travel in a car, by being cheaper or less stressful, which will encourage people to travel more and longer distances.
We may be getting ahead of ourselves since we don’t know when true driverless cars will become available and achieve a large enough market share to have a big difference. However, it is worth considering what we can learn from differences in commuting time by travel mode.
The graph below presents the mean commute time for various travel modes for ten…
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There are tons of great guide books out there, so these are just a few tips to add to the list:
Before we left, we ordered all the newly-updated guidebooks we could find. Our two favorites were Rough Guides’ Cuba and Frommer’s Easy Guide to Cuba. Also, if you’re spending any time in the capitol, be sure to buy the StreetSmart map of Havana from vanDam. This plastic laminated map was wonderfully informative, accurate, fit nicely into seat pockets and purses (note it does not fold up small enough for a front pocket), and was an absolute life-saver!!
Packing: Of course you should check the weather before you go, and pack accordingly, but remember that Cuba is very dusty, so clothes that are easy to clean, replaceable, and hide dirt are advised. Laundry facilities are very hard to find unless your hotel offers, so clothes you can rinse out yourself…
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