Tag Archives: Technology

Clean Technology Innovation Is in Decline

These last two years, we’ve been having fewer green technology ideas. At least that’s according to a new study by the Brookings Institution, which reveals that the number of clean energy patents granted in America has declined since 2014. While the number of new patents per year doubled between 2001 and 2014, it has since fallen by 9 percent (see ... Read More »

Kids are doing ‘real science’ in this school with technology, nature

Metro-East Montessori School teacher Carrie Wilson Herndon won two awards for innovative use of technology in her classroom. Her students are making robots that can open a chicken cage, another robot that collects eggs, and another that can provide water to the birds. The students also don protective beekeeper suits and take care of honeybee hives the school maintains at ... Read More »

Alphabet claims Uber was hiding the self-driving technology that it allegedly ripped off

A new court filing from Alphabet claims that Uber hid a key piece of self-driving technology that it allegedly copied from Waymo, the Google parent company’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary. “They were hiding a device,” Alphabet said in a filing today, supporting its motion for a preliminary injunction that would prevent Uber from working on self-driving technology. Uber says it isn’t ... Read More »

The anti-chemical weapons technology that could help rebuild Syria

The US “Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency” (Darpa) is an elite organisation tasked with developing secretive military technologies. True to form, its logo is oddly reminiscent of a supervillain’s – imposing and stark. Some of its projects, too, are futuristic weapons with darkly amusingly self-aware names, such as Mahem – a kind of self-forging molten metal spear that can penetrate armour. But ... Read More »

‘Exciting times’? Changes in technology can boost inequality, authors say

Labor MP Jim Chalmers and former NBN chief executive Mike Quigley warn that economic gains from automation will not share themselves naturally. Photograph: Nic Delves-Broughton/PA The Labor MP Jim Chalmers was at a town hall meeting in Eagleby, Queenslandthis week when an older couple approached him. They were part of a crowd that turned up to see Bill Shorten’s “Bill ... Read More »

Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral

Illustration by Jasper Rietman Illustration: Jasper Rietman Countless decisions must soon be made about how Britain navigates the world, having cut itself adrift from the European Union. And alongside the obvious things like trade deals and immigration rules, we ought too to make choices about who and how we want to be as a society. What is Britain in the ... Read More »

Marketing Operations where technology and strategy meet

The current market is an exciting place for marketers. Marketing departments have more to play with than ever before when it comes to data, metrics and functional information about existing customers, prospects and more. Companies have more opportunities to hone and develop their strategies accurately with data making forecasting easier. ROI is what every marketing move is designed to achieve. ... Read More »

Navy implements interferometer-based technology EW

The Navy is implementing enhanced interferometer-based technology that can covertly assess threats and jam enemy electronic systems as part of full production of Block 2 of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) for the AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare (EW) system. Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems is conducting the final examination of options regarding the full-rate production of SEWIP ... Read More »

Goldman Sachs just named a new head of technology in EMEA

LONDON — Goldman Sachs on Tuesday named a new head of technology for Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, according to a memo seen by Business Insider. Joanne Hannaford, a partner at the bank since 2014, is taking on the role from Damian Sutcliffe. The bank announced in a separate memo that Sutcliffe is retiring after 23 years at the investment ... Read More »

Report: Chicago Jumps in Technology Innovation Rankings

Companies such as the Center for Neighborhood Technology are raising Chicago’s profile among global leaders in the technology innovation industry. (Courtesy of Erin Grossi) Chicago made significant strides as a technology innovation hub in the eyes of industry leaders over the last year, according to KPMG’s 2017 Global Technology Innovation Survey. The survey, conducted last fall, asked 841 industry leaders from ... Read More »