McKinsey: The $33 Trillion Technology Payoff
From Bits Blog NYT:
A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the research arm of the consulting firm, delivers a twist on the art form, and the difference is more than the timing. The 154-page report not only selects a dozen “disruptive” technologies from a candidate list of 100, but also measures their economic impact. By 2025, the 12 technologies — led by the mobile Internet, the automation of knowledge work, and the Internet of Things — have the potential to deliver economic value of up to $33 trillion a year worldwide, according to the McKinsey researchers. […]
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An interesting look at disruptive technologies.
Scinerds: Planetary Resources Press Release -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2013
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Planetary Resources Opening the Space Frontier to All
WHAT: Planetary Resources’ team of engineers who have designed, built and operated spacecraft throughout the Solar System, including all of the recent…
This should be interesting.
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Xively provides a cloud backbone for the Internet of Things.
Xively Actually Connects Things In The Internet Of Things – ReadWrite
The Internet of Things isn’t really an Internet of anything, at least not yet. Sure, devices are connected to the Internet, but they don’t communicate with other devices — just with their own home servers. But that may be about to change.
A new common cloud platform dubbed Xively Cloud Services aims to provide a common ground through which any device connected to the Internet could actually communicate with any other device. Xively is an old fixture within the Internet of Things ecosystem, as it’s actually a new commercial version of the older non-commercial Cosm platform, which in turn used to be known as Pachube until Xively’s current owner LogMeIn purchased Pachube in 2011.
Like Cosm before it, Xively will offer a way for disparate devices to connect with each other, though now with commercial terms of service for commercial users and freely available services for projects in development. Whatever you call it, the availability of a platform like Xively is a key component in building a true Internet of Things instead of what we actually have now.
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US’s Atlantis docking with Russia’s Mir 1995
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Engineering involving water always seems to present fascinating works.
The Pont du Sart is a navigable aqueduct in the West of Belgium
(Source: thekhooll, via abcstarstuff)
An unusual botanical discovery in how seeds recognize other neighboring seed types.
Plant ‘telepathy’ breakthrough
At the University of Western Australia (UWA), researchers recently found that seeds recognise “good” or “bad” neighbouring seeds - even when there is a plastic sheet between them.
And in the United Kingdom, researchers have found that plants also maintain sophisticated underground signalling networks through mycorrhizal fungi.
If a plant is attacked by a pest, the attack is telegraphed to other plants connected by the fungi. Those “alerted” plants can then produce repellent compounds ahead of the pests’ arrival.
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