Communication & Tecnologies
Riciclo batterie al litio, e se la strada giusta fosse la rigenerazione?

Dai catodi agli anodi, il riciclo batterie al litio punta al ripristino Novità sul fronte del riciclo batterie al litio. Un gruppo di ricercatori dell’Università della California, a San Diego, ha migliorato un processo in grado di “resuscitare” le unità esauste. Il gruppo, guidato dal professore di nanoingegneria Zheng Chen sta lavorando da tempo sulla rigenerazione dei catodi degradati (evitando dunque di dover smantellare completamente le batterie per ri-ottenere le singole materie prime). In una batteria agli ioni di litio a fine vita, infatti, il… (Continua a leggere)

JOHN HAGEL ON THE FUTURE OF WORK

John Hagel has nearly 35 years experience as a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur and has helped companies improve their performance by effectively applying new generations of technology to reshape business strategies. He currently serves as co-chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte Center for the Edge, which conducts original research into emerging business opportunities that should be on the CEO agenda.   The fear that technology will take away jobs is justified. However, this could be used as an… (Continua a leggere)

To Win in China’s Luxury Market Means to Succeed in the World

Many American and European luxury managers still underestimate China. To many, China is just a large market with tremendous opportunity. Logistics is often seen as the primary challenge; thus, they focus on first- (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou) and second-tier cities (Tianjin, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan), servicing the rest of the country online, often through e-retailers such as Secoo, Mei.com, or Net-a-Porter, to name a few. What many brands forget, however, is probably the most important — consumers. In our experience, even some of… (Continua a leggere)

5G e la Cina, quali regole per proteggere le nostre infrastrutture critiche

La sicurezza delle reti 5G è essenziale per l’autonomia strategica dell’Ue. Bene ha fatto quindi l’Italia a estendere il golden power anche all’infrastruttura. Esaminiamo cosa c’è in gioco, i motivi del contrasto Usa-Cina, il ruolo dell’Europa e la necessità di un maggiore confronto Ue-Nato uella che si sta giocando sulla tecnologia e le reti 5G è una partita dalle molteplici implicazioni, che ha preso le mosse da profili essenzialmente tecnici ed economici per assumere sempre più una dimensione di carattere politico e strategico…. (Continua a leggere)

Eni e Fca sviluppano nuovo carburante A20, con meno emissioni inquinanti

Eni e Fca, nell’ambito dell’accordo firmato nel novembre 2017, hanno sviluppato congiuntamente il nuovo carburante “A20”, caratterizzato da un basso livello di emissioni in ragione del suo contenuto di alcoli: 15% di metanolo e 5% di bio-etanolo. Il nuovo carburante, grazie alla sua formulazione a basso contenuto carbonico, alla componente bio e all’elevato numero di ottano, permette risparmi sulle emissioni di CO2 fino al 3% allo scarico, quantificate utilizzando la nuova procedura di omologazione WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test… (Continua a leggere)

China's Huawei posts 25 percent rise in 2018 profit on smartphone sales

SHENZHEN/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies, the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, reported a 25 percent jump in 2018 net profit, buoyed by a solid performance in its home market and a booming smartphone business. Shenzhen-based Huawei raked in a net profit of 59.3 billion yuan ($8.8 billion), compared to a 28 percent rise in 2017 and a big rebound from a 0.4 percent increase in 2016. The outlook for Huawei is clouded by U.S. accusations that its telecoms network… (Continua a leggere)

U.S. fourth-quarter GDP revised down; profits weak

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – – The U.S. economy slowed more than initially thought in the fourth quarter, keeping growth in 2018 below the Trump administration’s 3 percent annual target, and corporate profits failed to rise for the first time in more than two years. Gross domestic product increased at a 2.2 percent annualized rate, the Commerce Department said on Thursday in its third reading of fourth-quarter GDP growth. That was down from the 2.6 percent pace estimated in February. The economy… (Continua a leggere)

France Becomes The First Country to Ban All Five Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths

France’s new ban goes further than the European Union’s, which outlaws only 3 bee-killing pesticides  France has now set the benchmark in the global effort to save the bees and prevent “ecological Armageddon.” The country banned all 5 of the neonicotinoid pesticides that researchers are blaming for collapsing bee populations. The move follows the European Union’s ban of  the three worst offenders — clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam — in crop fields starting last month. France has banned these three along with thiacloprid and acetamiprid, not only outdoors… (Continua a leggere)

This 751-Foot Superyacht Will Soon Be the World’s Largest

And it’s going to be open to the public. Superyachts are getting super huge. The race to flex one’s wealth has been heating up, with palatial ships aiming to outdo each other in size. Six years ago, German megayacht builder Lürssen delivered Azzam, the largest privately owned yacht in the world at 590 feet in length, to its owner (thought to be United Arab Emirates President Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan), although it first set sail more than a year later. That yacht one-upped previous… (Continua a leggere)

Exclusive: PetroChina to drop PDVSA as partner in refinery project - sources

SINGAPORE  – PetroChina Co plans to drop Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) as a partner in a planned $10 billion oil refinery and petrochemical project in southern China, said three sources familiar with the matter this week. The company’s decision adds to state-owned PDVSA’s woes after the United States imposed sanctions on the company on Jan. 28 to undermine the rule of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. However, dropping the company was not a reaction to the U.S. sanctions but follows… (Continua a leggere)