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Regions And Cities Working Together For A Better Future

Yesterday I attended a meeting of the Committee of Regions in Brussels. Organised by Age Platform Europe, the auditorium was packed with enthusiastic local and regional government officials representing around 300 municipalities, towns and cities from across Europe. We learned about imaginative projects designed to match the needs of ageing communities to the mutual benefit of local businesses and solution ...

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The Rise Of The Machines In Cyber Security

Nicola Whiting, Chief Operating Officer, Titania explains why organisations are turning to automated cyber security to win the fight against cyber-criminals and state-sponsored hackers Anyone searching Google for ‘automated hacking tools’ is immediately offered an array of sites where they can quickly download highly disruptive tools. Many come with user ratings, operator guides and money-back guarantees. They are available to ...

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Data Is The New Water: Seven Reasons Why

‘Data is the New Oil!’ – the cliché, repeatedly stated by politicians, journalists and TV pundits as a profound new truth of the Digital Age. Unfortunately, it’s dangerous and not entirely true. The term was coined by Clive Humby in 2006 when explaining that raw data needs to be ‘refined’ to be useful, like refining crude oil. The meaning morphed, ...

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Revolutionary 'Air Breathing' Battery Can Store Electricity For Months At A Fraction Of The Cost

A team at MIT have developed a radical new “air breathing” battery that can store energy for months on end, comes at a fraction of the cost of our current technology and could be used en-masse, making it perfect for renewable energy. Renewable energy is the future, there’s no doubt about that and while the technologies that produce the energy are ...

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Clean, Green And Ready To Serve – How Future Tech Is Changing The Way We Live

For a number of years now, the Internet of Things has been making itself felt around the home. From toasters connected to Wi-Fi to heating systems controlled from your phone, more and more of our household appliances are going online. Up to now, these innovations haven’t had a dramatic impact on the way we live – controlling your toaster via ...

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You Can't Always Get What You Want, But If You Try Sometimes You Might Find Technology Gives You What You Need

Whether the retail industry realises it or not, it stands at the forefront of the technology revolution. One only needs to go to an industry show these days to see that the sheer number of tech firms in attendance trying to sell into that market is staggering. These tech firms, however, are all offering to do the same thing, provide ...

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Checking The Mental Health Of The Tech Industry

I recently read the story about a CEO thanking a web developer at his company, Madalyn Parker, for raising awareness on the importance of mental health and commending her for taking some time off to focus on her wellbeing. The story went viral after Madalyn shared her boss’ email on social media, with more than 30,000 likes and hundreds of ...

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This New Smell Test Could Drastically Aid In Our Ability To Diagnose Alzheimer's And Parkinson's

Our sense of smell is a greatly under appreciated skill. Not only does it provide us with vast quantities of sensory information, but for the medical profession too our ability to smell can be a biomarker for long-term conditions. It is already known that losing one’s sense of smell, or suffering a change in the way we smell could be ...

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The Tamagotchi Is Going Back On Sale In The UK But You'll Have To Hurry

Before our obsession with social media, taking pictures of ourselves and running through fields catching Pokemon there was only one major concern in our lives: Keeping our Tamagotchi alive. From the moment we woke up to the moment we slept our lives would be ruled by that familiar high-pitched beeping sound that indicated yet another piece of digital poop required ...

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Using Machine Learning To Predict The Trillion Dollar Solar Storm

There have been 26 significant ‘space weather’ events affecting Earth over the last 50 years. These solar events can severely disrupt the Earth’s magnetosphere (the boundary between the Earth’s magnetic field and the solar wind), and pose a direct threat to electrical infrastructure – knocking out technologies that we rely on every single day, like GPS signals, electrical grids, computers ...

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