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Siemens chief hails evolving world of new manufacturing, details ...

Siemens chief hails evolving world of new manufacturing, details ... | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
The renaissance that Spiegel refered to is that of advanced manufacturing, which he described as “the real manufacturing and the virtual manufacturing coming together.” An example that Spiegel used to further exemplify the ...
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Advanced Manufacturing show off to a flyer - The Engineer

Advanced Manufacturing show off to a flyer - The Engineer | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Advanced Manufacturing show off to a flyer The Engineer The newly launched Advanced Manufacturing Show, which will be held at the Birmingham NEC from 4th to 6th of June, has got off to a flying start, with some of the industry's leading names...
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Lean Manufacturing: Addressing Climate Change Through Reductions In Waste

Lean Manufacturing: Addressing Climate Change Through Reductions In Waste | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
The founder of Timbuk2 talks about how lean manufacturing can impact climate change.

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Shale Gas Will Fuel a U.S. Manufacturing Boom | MIT Technology Review

Shale Gas Will Fuel a U.S. Manufacturing Boom | MIT Technology Review | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Chemical producers abandoned the U.S. in droves. Cheap natural gas is luring them back.

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Farm export boom tipped - Weekly Times Now

Farm export boom tipped - Weekly Times Now | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Farm export boom tippedWeekly Times NowFostering new agricultural industries around high growth opportunities, for example new varieties of soy, safflower and bio-fuels in Australia.
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USA: Sempra Adds New Underground Natural Gas Storage Capacity

USA: Sempra Adds New Underground Natural Gas Storage Capacity | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, announced that it has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to place a second underground natural gas storage cavern into ...

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Quo Vadis? Fracking, Gas and its Future in the Southern African Energy Matrix

Quo Vadis? Fracking, Gas and its Future in the Southern African Energy Matrix | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
The Karoo could contain as much as 485 trillion cubic feet of shale gas, which means that South Africa may contain the worlds fifth largest reserves of shale gas.

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Logistics Impeding E-Commerce Growth in China

Logistics Impeding E-Commerce Growth in China | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it

Thanks to the hyper-growth of e-commerce in China, bicycles, scooters, pedicabs, and pedestrians increasingly have to compete with a new breed of guided human missile – the e-commerce delivery man. Led by Taobao the surge in e-commerce in China has also caused exponential growth to the country’s domestic logistics sector. In their Blue Book study into e-commerce in China, CSLA reports that private logistics companies are doubling their size every year to keep up with demand.


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Jerome Libeskind's curator insight, January 24, 2014 2:06 AM

article tout à fait intéressant sur la croissance de la livraison du dernier kilomètre en Chine et l'éventail de solutions système D!

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Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020

Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020 | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Once again, we have come across a transportation conception in the form of 'Podder', with its conceptualized scope tailored for the future.

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Dynamically changing the dynamics of graphene-based bulk materials

Dynamically changing the dynamics of graphene-based bulk materials | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it

Lawrence Livermore researchers have developed a new bulk material whose physical properties can be dynamically changed by an external signal.
The scientists came up with a method to fabricate mass-producible graphene-based bulk materials from low-cost polymer-derived carbon foams by selectively removing carbon atoms from a network composed of both unstructured carbon and graphite nanoplatelets.
"The new technique is inexpensive, scalable, and yields mechanically robust, centimeter-sized monolithic samples that are composed almost entirely of interconnected networks of single-layer graphene nanoplatelets" said Ted Baumann of Lawrence Livermore who developed the synthetic approach.


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Lasers, Cameras and Particle Detectors: Mars Rover's Super High-Tech Science Gear

Lasers, Cameras and Particle Detectors: Mars Rover's Super High-Tech Science Gear | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it

Curiosity represents a scientific and engineering leap over the previous rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, and its nuclear-powered battery will allow it to rove day and night. Over the course of its two-year initial mission, the probe will climb up a 3-mile-high mountain in the middle of Gale Crater, poking, prodding, and drilling into the soil and rocks. Studded in 14 locations around the probe’s heat shield are devices known as the Mars Science Laboratory Entry Descent and Landing Instrument (MEDLI). This equipment will provide information about Mars’ atmosphere and the dynamics of the rover’s descent, analyzing Curiosity’s trip to the surface and providing information helpful in designing future Mars missions.

 

Possibly the coolest Curiosity instrument is the ChemCam, which uses a laser beam to shoot rocks (and maybe a Martian or two) in order to vaporize a small sample. A spectrograph will then analyze the vapor, determining the composition and chemistry of the rocks. Situated on Curiosity’s head, ChemCam can shoot up to 23 feet and should provide unprecedented detail about minerals on the Martian surface.

 

The Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument will look at various minerals on the Martian surface. Specific minerals form in the presence or in the absence of water, revealing the history of an area and helping scientists to understand whether or not liquid existed there. Curiosity will drill into rocks to obtain samples for CheMin, pulverizing the material and transporting it into the instrument’s chamber. CheMin will then bombard the sample with X-rays to determine its composition.

 

Future Mars missions may rely on data from the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD). The first instrument that Curiosity fires up when it lands on Mars, RAD will measure radiation at the Martian surface, determining how plausible it is that microbes exist there. One of RAD’s main selling points is its ability to assess how safe or dangerous the Martian surface would be to future human explorers, calculating the radiation dose future astronauts may receive.


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Up on the Farm

Up on the Farm | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Two models for rooftop agriculture vie to feed the Big Apple. (MT @sierra_club: Tune in to our G+ Hangout on 10/23 at 12 PST!

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Thermite fire-fighting robot removes firefighters from harm's way

Thermite fire-fighting robot removes firefighters from harm's way | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it

"The Thermite is designed to be used in areas of extreme hazard, such as aircraft fires, refineries, chemical plants or nuclear reactors...Not only is it preferable to risk a robot instead of a person, the Thermite is also immune to smoke, fumes and fatigue – the last of which is a major cause of death in firefighters by heart attack"


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Marc Andreessen On The Future Of Enterprise | TechCrunch

Marc Andreessen On The Future Of Enterprise | TechCrunch | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
And then IBM came along and productized the mainframe, and then all of a sudden big normal companies — manufacturing companies and banks — could start to buy computers. And then DEC came along and came out with the minicomputer, ...
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Micro-algae is new energy source

Micro-algae is new energy source | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
science - In the Ennesys Lab in Nanterre, France, researchers are working on a project to produce energy from waste water by cultivating micro-algae in order to heat water and provide… (Micro-algae is new energy source | euronews, science:

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Woods Hole Researchers Using Robots To Detect Rare Whales

Woods Hole Researchers Using Robots To Detect Rare Whales | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
The torpedo-shaped underwater robots, called gliders, can read calls from four types of endangered whales and relay their locations in real time.

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Smart Buildings in Asia Expected to Triple by 2020

Research and Markets has rolled out the "Smart Buildings in Asia 2012" report, with reviews on smart building advancement in the Asian region. It also identifies key drivers and trends, predicting areas of best opportunities.

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GE Expands Advanced Battery Manufacturing Start-Up, Boosts Investment to $170 million; 450 New High-Tech Jobs in Upstate New York | GE Reports

GE Expands Advanced Battery Manufacturing Start-Up, Boosts Investment to $170 million; 450 New High-Tech Jobs in Upstate New York | GE Reports | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
GE opens the new battery plant in Schenectady, NY. Engineering and Manufacturing jobs in the US!
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Shale Revolution Hurting Schlumberger As Fracking Leads To Oversupply

Shale Revolution Hurting Schlumberger As Fracking Leads To Oversupply | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it

The boom of hydraulic fracking in the U.S. is actually hurting some oil and gas field services companies.

 

Both Schlumberger and Baker Hughes delivered weaker than expected third quarter earnings, and management teams in both companies blamed oversupplied inland markets for their disappointing performance.

 

Interestingly, while shale plays are affecting their profitability, the ill-reputed deepwater market of the Gulf of Mexico is booming, partially offsetting the loss of pricing power.

 

The shale revolution, as many have called it, is changing the face of energy markets in the U.S. According to a recent report by Standard & Poor’s, “the production of hydrocarbons has increased dramatically in the past few years” as “exploration and production companies have been actively pursuing unconventional natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil-shale plays.”

 

The company highlighted “downward pricing pressure” as a direct consequence of the shale oil and gas boom in the U.S. market. And Schlumberger was not alone. While major producers like Exxon Mobil, Chesapeake Energy, and Chevron are doubling down on shale, Baker Hughes is feeling the pain.

 

Going forward, bullishness appears to be the name of the game. Relatively tight oil markets, according to Schlumberger, should support elevated prices, despite increased volatility. Specifically, Kibsgaard mentioned production challenges in non-OPEC countries and spare capacity in OPEC countries falling to five-year lows. Baker Hughes’ Craighead said he expects continued growth in both “growing and emerging markets.”

 

The contradiction is fascinating indeed. Record amounts of hydrocarbons are being produced in the U.S. currently. Shale plays are leading the charge, but they are also helping depress prices for oilfield services companies. At the same time, deepwater production in the Gulf of Mexico, still infamous after the Macondo well accident that counted with BP and Transocean as protagonists, is coming back, providing some relief for Baker Hughes and Schlumberger.


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ADB offers loan to China's logistics industry

ADB offers loan to China's logistics industry | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
The Asian Development Bank announced on Monday it will loan $24 million to a Chinese logistics company, its first involvement in China's logistics sector.

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Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP): Playing In The Right Sandbox

Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP): Playing In The Right Sandbox | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Hi-Crush Partners, LP (NYSE:HCLP) is an attractive platform for growth with a visible drop-down and continued development of additional frac sand capacity.[More...]...

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5 innovations looking to transform cities around the world

5 innovations looking to transform cities around the world | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Last month we reported on how the Living Labs Global Award was looking for innovative solutions to problems in 20 cities around the world (since increased to 21). The shortlist of successful ...

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How To Print A Building (The Coming Real Estate Revolution) Ancient Lasers

How To Print A Building (The Coming Real Estate Revolution) Ancient Lasers | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Tired of these phys­i­cal con­straints, Enrico invented and patented a full-scale 3D print­ing method that uses a high-tech glue to bind sand. Enrico’s gen­eral con­cept is fairly sim­i­lar, how­ever: The printer is installed at the con­struc­tion site, and using a 3D blue­print designed by the archi­tect, it sys­tem­at­i­cally “prints out” a building.

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Southeast has potential to become ‘Saudi Arabia’ for biofuels crop production

Southeast has potential to become ‘Saudi Arabia’ for biofuels crop production | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Dr. Bill McCutchen sees the potential for the southeast to become the ‘Saudi Arabia’ for production of dedicated energy crops.

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The Future of Farming is Vertical

The Future of Farming is Vertical | emerging technology and industrial innovation | Scoop.it
Dr. Dickson Despommier, Professor of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University, tells why the future of farming is looking up.

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