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Greening the concrete jungle—how to make environmentally friendly cement

With some tweaks to the recipe, cement and concrete can be made kinder to the planet. Credit: Postman Photos/Shutterstock.com Cement is the world’s most widely used material apart from water, largely because it is the key ingredient in concrete, the world’s favourite building material. But with cement’s success comes a huge amount of greenhouse emissions. For every tonne of cement produced in Australia, 0.82 tonnes of CO₂ is released. That might not sound like much, especially when compared with the…

Flaw detector for testing composite aircrafts

Thermal flaw prototype detector. Credit: Tomsk Polytechnic University A thermal flaw detector developed at Tomsk Polytechnic University will be used in the manufacturing of a new aircraft to replace the AN-2. The new model fully consists of composite materials and is developed by the Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute S. A. Chaplygin (SibNIA), Novosibirsk, Russia. The thermal flaw detector developed at TPU allows technicians to detect structural damage to aircraft both during manufacture and operation. The development involves an advanced set…

Magnetic Positioning Technology – How It Works

Indoor Positioning System (IPS) is a way to finding individuals or objects of interest inside a building utilizing radio signs, geomagnetic fields, inertial sensor information, barometric weight, camera information or other tangible data gathered by a cell phone gadget or tablet. Indoor positioning is playing a vital role in introducing the workplaces of the future and high-end connectivity and interactive work environment. They are utilized to distinguish and track a position. Simply consider, it works like a GPS, however for…

IPv6 Technology that will save e-Commerce and IoT

The Internet is largely used today for communication and doing business. E-commerce is growing day by day as more companies join e-commerce in the light of the fact that the number of Internet users are increasing astonishingly. The Internet enables the users to shop from wherever they want, across the world. With an explosion of smart devices and Internet users, E-commerce movement is facing some serious challenges to maintain its standard and availability for all. Companies are always looking to…

7 Brilliant Ways that EdTech Benefits Teachers and Students

Technological advancement cuts across all aspects of the society, providing solutions to existing challenges and also availing new and better ways of doing things. Education has greatly benefited from the application of technology in its discourse. Not only positivity comes along with the touch of tech in classrooms, it is worth to recognize its impact in the 21st-century classroom in the effort of reducing the negative impacts. It’s inevitable for technology to step into the classrooms now. It greatly benefits…

Coulter Program announces new funding for biomedical innovations

“The Coulter Translational Partnership Program is a shining example of what an institution such as ours can do with a collaborative atmosphere and the proper resources,” said Elizabeth Loboa, dean of the MU College of Engineering. Photos by Amy Parris. Jennifer Coffman of MU Health contributed significantly to this report. On Wednesday, the University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded five grants totaling $409,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research to commercial investment and…

Advancing Privacy Protection with the GDPR

A game-changer The road towards implementation of the new European GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) has been a long one, even though public awareness of its impact, especially outside of Europe, is only now really starting to take hold. This game-changing piece of EU legislation will require companies to fundamentally change how they process and use personal data (broadly defined) they receive from EU citizens, including through consent and data handling agreements with their customers, supply chains, and vendors. It…

Info Gathering Insights – 4 Methods of Gathering Business Intelligence Online

Nowadays, the amount of information we have access to is simply staggering. Who would have thought, just a short few years ago, that we would have so many intelligent, automated systems to make our lives easier? Even better! As individuals, we are not always aware of how much of this information is recorded and analysed in order to improve your next experience. How much time you spent on a website, what time you carried out a task, or even how…

Easing your development with ngrok – Square Corner Blog – Medium

ngrok let’s you easily test your local code, webhooks & more with one a simple command. Last week I was working on a presentation for PDX PHP about how to accept in person payments using a PHP-based point of sale and Square’s APIs. Most PHP development workflows involve using a local development server and then pushing to your production server when you are sure everything is good to go. This can be a little onerous when you are trying to…

A Brief History of Open Source from the Netflix Cloud Security Team

by Jason Chan This summer marks three years of releasing open source software for the Netflix Cloud Security team. It’s been a busy three years — our most recent release marks 15 open source projects — so we figured a roundup and recap would be useful. Penetration testing tools, vulnerabilities, and offensive security techniques have dominated security conferences and security-related open source for some time. However, in recent years, more individuals and organizations have been publishing “blue team” and defensive security tools and talks.…