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What makes Silicon Valley different?

September 20th, 2019 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

The home in Menlo Park, California, where Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google in 1998. Paul Sakuma/AP Like Detroit with automobiles or Pittsburgh with steel, Silicon Valley is synonymous with technology. In her new book The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, Margaret O’Mara casts a historian’s eye on the contradictions of […]

Digital twins could form the “end game” for optimum smart city design

September 19th, 2019 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Digital twinning technology can transform how cities are designed, monitored and managed Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed. Urban modelling and digital twins, in particular, will form the “end game” of the smart cities journey to optimised design […]

Graphene sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach new potential

September 19th, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

An illustration of the Chalmers design for a lithium sulfur battery. The highly porous quality of the graphene aerogel allows for high enough soaking of sulfur to make the catholyte concept worthwhile. Credit: Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology To meet the demands of an electric future, new battery technologies will be essential. One option is […]

Concerts are more expensive than ever, and fans keep paying up

September 19th, 2019 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

One fan saw Pink 11 times — she started saving five years ago  Soaring ticket prices leave concert goers with no choice. It’s not your imagination: Concert ticket prices are going through the roof. And not just for the super wealthy who pay thousands of dollars to see the best acts from the front row. […]

Doctors have put human livers in suspended animation

September 18th, 2019 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

Supercooling organs could save the lives of people on transplant waiting lists.

Are certificates more valuable than college degrees?