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Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2017’

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#BTATechBytes – Smart Grid Technology

The electrical grid is an interconnected network of generation, transmission and distribution elements that delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers. The “smart grid” generally refers to the technology that brings utility electricity delivery systems into the next century using computer-based remote control and automation. These systems are possible because the grid is becoming computerized and smart meters are being utilized. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes : Engineer Grows Ice Stupa Artificial Glacier

Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2016 Laureate, Sonam Wangchuk, is helping farmers in the arid Himalayan highlands of Ladakh to overcome water shortages by tapping meltwaters to build artificial glaciers. These giant pyramids of ice are used to store water in the world's highest desert. Find out more : ...
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#BTATechBytes – Global Coal Production Fell by Record Last Year

Coal production dropped by record numbers in 2016, according to BP's annual review of global energy trends. Coal production fell off by 231 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe). The decline was most prominent in two of the planet's largest powers, the United States and China. The U.S, which elected a president dedicated to reviving the coal industry, saw production fall by 33 mtoe, an 8.8 percent fall in total usage. China, which is aggressively pursuing renewable energy, saw a drop off of...

#BTATechBytes – BMW Showcases Concept Motorcycle

The concept motorcycle is designed with to be a self-balancing bike (no kickstand!) powered by a zero-emission engine. It comes with augmented reality glasses that displays information to the rider. Watch a video of it in action. Watch :
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#BTATechBytes – Smart Farming

Smart farming is currently a quickly catching concept in the agricultural business as the agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts are going to inhabit the world by 2050. Therefore, smart farming is expected to have a real potential to deliver a more productive and sustainable agricultural production based on a more precise and resource-efficient approach. ...

#BTATechBytes – Apple Reveals Homepod Smart Speaker

Apple has announced a voice-activated loudspeaker powered by its virtual assistant Siri. Like devices by Amazon and Google, Apple's HomePod speaker can respond to questions and control smart home gadgets such as lights. Analysts say Apple has been slow to improve its Siri virtual assistant and launch a smart speaker, after Amazon launched its Echo in 2014. The company has pitched HomePod first and foremost as a music player. Read more :
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#BTATechBytes: Pharmacogenetics – Personalised Medicine

Pharmacogenetics makes personalised medication more attainable by combining a patient’s genetic information with information about how specific medications are broken down in the body, allowing healthcare professionals to tailor medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. Read more :
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