Tag Archives: research and development

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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Hotel of the Future according Marriott

Having just blogged about the factory of the future, quite by chance I came across this article about Marriott’s ‘hotel of the future’.  Although it functions as a hotel, the company describes it as an innovation laboratory.  This is because … Continue reading

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The utility of big data, forecasting and research

I enjoyed Martyn Jones’ (no relation) blog on the Contradictions of Big Data.  He argues that the digital economy’s ability to generate a large amount of wide ranging data very quickly (so-called high volume, variety and velocity) does not change how … Continue reading

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The beauty of 3D printing

This small story about biologist Adele Bakhtiarova setting up a company called Voir Creations to 3D print customised eyelash curlers caught my eye.  It illustrates a number of interesting points… 1.  Entrepreneurs often emerge due to an obsession they have … Continue reading

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Which country in Europe can hope to rival California’s Silicon Valley?

The answer it seems is none.    No European tech hub comes close the powerhouse that is Palo Alto.  But this article on Forbes.com provides a neat infographic that compares eight European countries with the USA based on five criteria: high … Continue reading

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