the UN climate summit in Morocco in Marrakech, the convening of the state signed the meeting at the conclusion of the statement, which calls for global warming anti-work to be more topical than ever.the climate conference, whose purpose was to accelerate the development of the Paris climate agreement the executive, ended between Friday and Saturday night in Morocco in Marrakech.the Paris agreement was last Friday, has been ratified by 111 states.the statement stresses that the climate of momentumista of no return, as "the driving states in addition to the science, business and global action at all levels".This can be considered as an indirect message to the Us presidential election winning Donald Trump, which is, inter alia, called climate change the chinese invention as a hoax.the Marrakesh meeting, under the published studies according to the different countries by emissions reduction commitments are not enough to make global warming stop would be Paris agreement in accordance with the objectives under two degrees above pre-industrial levels.
the Us labour market, a strong state was further evidence on Friday.the U.S. employment figures sought confirmation of the fed's rate hike expectations.Agriculture outside jobs increased in February, 235 000 song, when bloomberg was collected by the economist forecast a reading of 200 000.the January reading was revised according to the data of 238 000 copies.the U.S. industrial employment change was 28 000 copies in February.Economists were expecting 10 000 and the previous reading was 11 000.
employee organisations SAK's industrial policy expert Sauli Hievanen told me he was worried about Finland and the rest of Europe between the relative distance.Hievanen tells about his views on SAK's website."Finland needs a number of electoral-scale infrastructure program, which will improve with our accessibility", Hievanen to write.Finland's relative distance to the rest of Europe growing according to him, neighbouring countries with large investments in fast and the remote connections."even Though Sweden, Denmark and Norway are practically closed to the European continent, they are investing heavily in international train connections to accelerate", Hievanen said.SAK was involved in the infrastructure survey, which survey the various industries of the future needs of the transport corridors.
LONDON Reuters – Britain s ARM Holdings, the provider of technology for the iPhone, has bolstered its exposure to the developing market of embedded computer vision with the purchase of Apical for $350 million, it said on Wednesday.Embedded computer vision involves the use of digital processing and algorithms to interpret meaning from images or video – allowing devices to understand their environment through visual means.Cambridge-based ARM said the acquisition of Apical would accelerate its growth into new markets such as connected vehicles, robotics, security systems as well as industrial and retail applications.It said it would also extend ARM s product portfolio in existing markets such as smartphones and cameras.Computer vision is in the early stages of development and the world of devices powered by this exciting technology can only grow from here, said ARM Chief Executive Simon Segars.ARM said Apical s imaging products are used in more than 1.5 billion smartphones and approximately 300 million other consumer and industrial devices.Founded in 2002, Apical employs about 100 people, mainly at a research and development center in Loughborough, central England.Last month, ARM reported better-than-expected first quarter profit.Its shares have, however, fallen 11 percent this year on reports Apple has continued to reduce iPhone production.The stock closed on Tuesday at 928 pence, valuing the business at 13 billion pounds.Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Mark Potter
It doesn't hurt that Google's only remaining tablet also got a bit of a discount.The team at iFixit took that a sign from above from the mothership really to finally give the tablet-would-be-laptop a good and thorough teardown.Curiously enough, RAM is only at 3 GB while storage is either 32 or 64 GB.What really makes this tablet special, aside from its sleek industrial design, is the Bluetooth keyboard cover accessory that magnetically latches onto the Pixel C, transforming it into a makeshift laptop.Especially considering how that panel is glued tight, foreshadowing the rest of the teardown process.The slightly good news is that a lot of the other parts are actually modular and easily replaced, including the USB-C port, But getting to those involves a lot more work and risk than is reasonably necessary.
Benjamin Stahl Photographer: Fredrik Karlsson Swedish industry has a good position when it comes to robotics. But it required a serious effort to retain the position, according to a new report. In 2015 there were 1.5 million industrial roots in use worldwide compared to one million in 2009, an increase of 50 percent in five years. The rapid development of sensors have influenced and robots have become smarter, smaller, easier to use - and yet cheaper. - But the development has not been driven by the traditional robot suppliers but rather by large companies like Google, Amazon and Apple actually been more interested in artificial intelligence, says Benjamin Stahl, research director at Blue institute with the recent report robots century. But now growing faster robot use in other countries - particularly in Asia.
Chinese home-appliance maker Midea Group 000333 -2.06 % announced Wednesday it plans to launch a takeover of Germany s Kuka AG KU2 28.84 % , in a deal that values the industrial robot maker at more than $5 billion, making it one of the largest unsolicited approaches of a foreign company by a Chinese buyer.Midea Group said it intends to increase the shares it owns in Kuka to more than 30%, which requires an offer for all issued shares in the Ausburg, Germany-based company.Morgan Stanley is providing Midea with a bridge loan to finance the deal, a spokeswoman for the Chinese company said.State-owned China Securities Finance Corp Ltd and private-equity firm CDH Investments are among Midea s minority shareholders.Closely held German engineering company Voith Group holds 25% in Kuka, with another 10% being held by German billionaire Friedhelm Loh via his holding company.On the bright side for Voith Group and Mr. Loh, stronger ties with Midea could help Kuka spur sales in China, which is the world s fastest-growing robotics market with an expected annual growth of 14% for the next few years, according to the Chinese company.
Image copyrightChina's biggest home appliances manufacturer Midea has made an unsolicited takeover bid for German industrial robot maker Kuka.Midea is offering 115 euros per share $130; £90 for a controlling stake in the firm, valuing it at more than $5bn.Engineering firm Voith Group and German billionaire Friedhelm Loh together own more than a third of Kuka.Midea's shares remain suspended in Shenzhen following the announcement on Wednesday.However, shares of Kuka surged by 13% in Frankfurt on Tuesday following media reports of Midea's impending bid.GE ended up selling the unit to Chinese rival Haier for $5.4bn in January.
REUTERS/Mike Blake Reuters - United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest package delivery company, said on Wednesday it will expand the 3D printing services provided through its UPS Stores to create an on-demand manufacturing network starting this summer.Atlanta-based UPS and SAP SE also announced a partnership in which Europe's largest software company will provide supply chain solutions to help manufacturers get products to market more quickly and at a lower cost."Speed is critical to us and we see tremendous value" in extending SAP's capabilities further down the supply chain via UPS, said John Dulchinos, vice president for strategic capabilities at contract manufacturer Jabil Circuit Inc, in a telephone interview with Reuters.UPS already offers 3D printing services using ABSplus, an industrial grade thermoplastic, at more than 60 UPS Stores around the United States.Under the new system, customers will be able to upload digital designs to First Radius, a company specializing in 3D printing in which UPS holds a minority stake.IDC Research Inc analyst Robert Parker said the network will bring UPS only modest benefits at first because 3D printers have limited capabilities at present and few printable materials available.
Machines, after all, can perform many manufacturing tasks more efficiently, effectively and consistently than humans, leading to increased output, better quality and less waste.SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images Of the more than 229,000 industrial robots sold in 2014 the most recent statistics available , more than 57,000 were sold to Chinese manufacturers, 29,300 to Japanese companies, 26,200 to companies in the U.S., 24,700 to South Koreans and more than 20,000 to German companies.The basic economic trade-off between the cost of labor and the cost of automation is the primary consideration.AP Photo/Kin Cheung Other countries that have been rapidly integrating robotics into manufacturing, but not quite as quickly, are Canada, China, Japan, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. China is an interesting case because it s automating rapidly despite the fact that Chinese wages are still comparatively low.Countries moving more slowly in the adoption of industrial robotics include Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico and Poland.German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with a robot at an industrial fair in 2006 alongside Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Simply put, if it has an IP address, an identifier and internet connection then it is an IoT-enabled solution.Ashton has described the potential of the IoT saying that today's computers, and therefore the Internet, are almost wholly dependent on human beings for information."Nearly all of the roughly 50 petabytes a petabyte is 1,024 terabytes of data available on the Internet were first captured and created by human beings by typing, pressing a record button, taking a digital picture or scanning a bar code."He then says that the problem is the fact that people have limited time, attention and accuracy, "all of which means they are not very good at capturing data about things in the real world"."If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things, using data they gathered without any help from us, we would be able to track and count everything and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost.The industrial IoT, the sort of IoT version for the industrial and manufacturing industries, is expected to add to the world's GDP something between $10tr to $15tr between today and 2035.
Last month, Apple posted its first quarterly decline in revenue in 13 years, as iPhone sales slowed.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected per-share profit of 75 cents and revenue of $847 million.Analog Devices specializes in chips that convert radio and other analog signals into a digital format.In prepared remarks, Chief Executive Vincent Roche said that in the latest quarter broad strength in the company s business-to-business industrial, automotive, and communications infrastructure more than offset weakness in the consumer market.For the current quarter, Analog Devices expects its business-to-business markets to grow in the mid-to-high single digits on a percentage basis from a year earlier, with its consumer revenue to return to growth quarter-to-quarter, Mr. Roche said.For the period ended April 30, Analog Devices reported a profit of $170.6 million, or 55 cents a share, down from $205.3 million, or 65 cents a share, a year earlier.
Meanwhile, the Investigatory Powers Bill is 'delivering''My Ministers will ensure..." UK is at forefront of new transport tech, including "autonomous and electric vehicles".Photo by NASAPromises on broadband make up the mainstay of a new Digital Bill, first revealed at The Register back in January and formally revealed in the Queen s Speech today.The government will also harmonise the maximum jail term for industrial-scale economic copyright infringement in line with physical infringement; currently it's 10 years for physical and two years for digital.UK.gov also promised new powers for public authorities to share information to combat the public sector fraud which costs the country billions .My Ministers will ensure the United Kingdom is at the forefront of technology for new forms of transport, including autonomous and electric vehicles*, Brenda promised.The Investigatory Powers Bill was declared to be delivering "on the manifesto pledge on communications data to strengthen the ability to disrupt terrorist plots, criminal networks and organised child grooming gangs".
The economy Olli Rehn Chemical Industry Federation of Finland and the Industrial Union TEAM have announced that they had reached an agreement on the competitiveness of the agreement on the matters to be negotiated. The agreement will cover the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, basic industry, the chemical and plastics and chemical products industry employee contracts. the negotiated result in the chemical industry is very important in terms of the full application of the competitiveness pact, because it is a key export branch. This and the outcome of negotiations previously achieved in the forestry sector will certainly pave the way for other unions to reach an agreement, Rehn says the release. They lay the foundation to expand the local agreements and to strengthen confidence in the workplace. Chemical Industry Federation of Industries and the trade union negotiators must be congratulated for negotiating the outcome now achieved. Hopefully, the other negotiating tables is performed facto ropes and continue negotiations at a rapid pace, said Rehn.
SAP and UPS combine software and logistics to let customers order parts instantly – if it s cheaper than traditional manufacturingSAP and UPS are working together to deliver an on-demand 3D printing service that links the former s supply chain software with the latter s industrial manufacturing and logistics networks.Customers will be able to approve and order custom 3D printed parts directly from within SAP software, which will then be manufactured at one of 60 UPS facilities cross the US.SAP UPS 3D printing partnershipUPS 3D printing 2It is claimed the partnership will allow companies to simplify supply chains and open up 3D printing to smaller companies without access to a machine, those who cannot justify a long production run or those who need a prototype made quickly.This agreement with SAP adds an important UPS capability to help customers right-size inventories and lower short-run production costs, and help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life faster than ever, added Stan Deans, president of UPS Global Distribution and Logistics.3D printing has come down in price in recent years with analysts predicting the technology will become more mainstream.Makerbot has targeted small and medium businesses, while HP s recently announced 3D Jet Fusion range is looking at bigger firms, costing between £94,000 and £114,000 per unit.
Apple is expanding rapidly in Silicon Valley because it needs more space to house its fast-growing research and development workforce, possibly for the long-rumored Apple Car.One of its new secret facilities is a former FedEx distribution center in Santa Clara that Apple leased last year.Funding for the extension may come down to a vote later this year and environmental studies and other permits must be acquired before plans are finalized.An official for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority told the Business Journal that Apple's work at the facility is "a bump we're going to have to negotiate.Although Apple doesn't own the site, it's reportedly entered into a long-term lease and has started to spend millions to improve the location, including installing an "regenerative thermal oxidizer" and other industrial tools.Permits filed last summer show that Apple plans to run a "Cathode/Anode Operation" out of the site.Apple has said that it supports commuting alternatives to cars, and has a 34% participation goal for public transport participation at its new "spaceship" headquarters.The new Cupertino campus will have a "mass transit shuttle link" that transports employees to BART, Caltrain, and other light rail stops.
HEIKO JUNGE/AFP/Getty Images PALO ALTO -- A Tesla contractor said Wednesday it may terminate its relationship with a Slovenian company that records show paid as little as $5 an hour to workers expanding the electric car company's Fremont plant.The statement came after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet that his company paid $55 an hour for the work.Eisenmann, a German manufacturer of industrial systems hired by Tesla, announced it would investigate allegations that its subcontractor ISM Vuzem paid a work force of about 140 Eastern European men substandard wages.LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group The newspaper's investigation, "The Hidden Workforce Expanding Tesla's Factory," profiled Gregor Lesnik, a construction worker brought in from Slovenia to help build the new high-tech paint shop.Lesnik sued Vuzem, Eisenmann and Tesla, claiming he and scores of other Eastern European workers were brought to the U.S. on questionable visas and paid substandard wages.AdvertisementThe complex business arrangement brought several companies together to complete the plant expansion, designed to help Tesla boost manufacturing from about 50,000 vehicles last year to a half-million in 2018.Vuzem hired Lesnik and the other imported workers to build a ventilation system.Along with his tweet, Musk posted a portion of a letter from Eisenmann President Mark West to Tesla that said Eisenmann and Vuzem agreed to an hourly rate of $55.
Project Mainstream is global project targeting areas of sustainability thwarted by complexities such as e-waste, using a circular economy model.One example, IBM is working to keep industrial products in continuous loops to maximize residual value and ensure that end-of-lease and client-owned IT equipment is refurbished, resold, disassembled or sold as parts, to be used for repair and maintenance work.The fishermen, many of whom are unable to read or write, are being trained to use the smartphones and are being provided with local charging facilities.The research is being led by CSIRO and aims to improve honey bee pollination and productivity on farms, as well as help understand the drivers of bee Colony Collapse Disorder CCD , a condition decimating honey bee populations worldwide.Using proprietary algorithms, TreeTAG generates a one-time code that captures precise data on the potential maximum yield of each tree, as well as the species, time, date, and exact location where each tree is felled.In Italy, researchers at SUNRISE are also working to enable seas, lakes and rivers to be digital highways for data transfer from sensors, robots, and underwater vehicles capable of performing tasks too dangerous for humans.
Forestry giant, UPM is developing in parallel with industrial chemicals actively develop new products to serve Biomedicine. As a first step, the company has completed a cellulose-based gel-like material that can be used in laboratory studies as a substrate. The new product is now being tested in one of the University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM with Finland. We do not develop drugs themselves, but we, for example, a cell area of education material, in which the cells grow naturally and well, says UPM's bio-based chemicals group leader Juuso Konttinen. Some of our competitors, such as Alvetex, manufactures platforms including polystyrene and other plastics. Such products are protected wounds as naturally as possible, for example, burn during the recovery.
Ernst & Young EY and GE Digital have partnered to develop and deliver Industrial Internet of Things IIoT services.The alliance intends to help industrial firms achieve increased productivity from capital assets and processes linked in the cloud.GE and EY will help industrial firms to enhance productivity of their existing assets and reshape their enterprises.It now joins GE's ecosystem of global alliance partners, offering its members access to digital tools and domain expertise from across GE.EY global sector head for technology and leader for the GE alliance Jeff Liu said: "With data and digital technology impacting every industry, businesses are under tremendous pressure to adapt in almost real time."Our expanded relationship with GE and approach to digital operations will enable us to bring innovative IIoT services to market to help clients dramatically improve productivity, reduce cost and increase revenues."