Tag Archives: research and development

Watch, listen and learn

Having just blogged about how we miss the blindingly obvious, it got me thinking about why this is.   And I concluded that it is because we fail to observe the “user” (i.e. the person utilising the output of our … Continue reading

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Curing cancer with a lightly boiled egg?

You may have heard about this on the news this morning, but I could not let it pass.  That’s because chickens can potentially make some drugs up to 100 times more cheaply than a pharmaceutical plant… The birds have been … Continue reading

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Collaborative R & D

In our book, we explain that the new product development (NPD) process is affected by a number of different factors (pages 318-320).  A recent example of this is the announcement to set up a Functional Genomic Centre, funded and operated … Continue reading

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JLR job cuts

This article on the BBC Business News website explains that Jaguar Land Rover are reducing their workforce by 1,000.  All of these workers are on temporary contracts.  Tata Motors explain this is because of the fall in sales of diesel … Continue reading

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Air-Ink – creating ink out of air pollution

Who would have thought it!  Gravicky Labs have found a way of using the soot found in air pollution – mainly from motor vehicles – and turning it into an ink used in marker pens.  Best to let them explain … Continue reading

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10 concepts for living/operating on or under the sea

This video provides a brief insight into 10 planned developments for operating and/or living under the sea.  Further details can be found by going to the links in the video.

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Silicon Valley moves east?

This report from Capgemini Consulting identifies that Asia now hosts nearly one third of all the innovation centres built and operated, overtaking Europe for the first time.  Four Asian cities are leading the charge – Singapore, Bangalore, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

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Fusion? A joint China, EU, India, Korea, Russia and United States project

It is not often that you hear about all these countries collaborating together on a single project.  But for the last ten years that is what they have been doing.  And it is planned to continue for another 25 years … Continue reading

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Successful test flight for VSS Unity

Virgin Galactic continues its development of its tourism space ship, despite the setback it had two years ago when a test vehicle broke up in mid flight.  This video shows the first unpowered test flight since then. I first blogged … Continue reading

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Photonic chips with everything

Is there a limit to how fast and how powerful computers can be?  According to Moore’s Law, the power and speed of devices doubles every two years.  But as this occurs we are getting close to the physical limit that … Continue reading

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