Communication & Tecnologies
Apple Pay e Google Pay: la Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena a lavoro per il supporto

La Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena è a lavoro da tempo per portare il supporto ai propri clienti nell’uso del pagamento digitale tramite Apple Pay e Google Pay. Al momento non si hanno tempi ufficiali ma è chiaro che la volontà da parte della Banca è quella di accontentare i propri clienti anche da questo punto di vista, ora che i pagamenti con smartphone risultano all’ordine del giorno. All’appello nell’uso di Apple Pay e Google Pay non è l’unica ma è chiaro che il… (Continua a leggere)

Forte Secur Group presenta a Dubai il progetto per la sicurezza a Expo 2020

Sicurezza garantita a Dubai in occasione dell’Expo 2020 con Forte Secur Group, leader nel comparto dell’aviation security: da 15 anni, grazie all’expertise del fondatore Salvatore Forte, Auditor ed Istruttore Certificato Enac, ha una business unit Aviation che si occupa di consulenza, formazione e servizi di sicurezza aeroportuale. Forte Secur Group è tra i principali player in Italia ad occuparsi della corporate security per le più importanti aziende italiane, alcune delle quali lavorano in settori strategici per l’interesse nazionale. Il progetto… (Continua a leggere)

Elon Musk to launch China unit for tunneling company this month

Elon Musk will soon launch a China unit for his underground tunneling enterprise, The Boring Company, the billionaire entrepreneur said on Twitter. One of Musk’s followers tweeted that Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) chief executive officer would attend the World Artificial Intelligence Conference of 2019 in Shanghai later this month. Musk replied on the social media platform that he “will also be launching The Boring Company China on this trip.” Musk started the Boring Company to build underground transport tunnels for hyperloop… (Continua a leggere)

There’s a simple way to ditch air-conditioning when it’s scorching hot. But we’re ignoring it

Buildings can be designed to keep the heat out without contributing to climate change. Here’s how. The warmer it gets, the more people crank up the air-conditioning. In fact, AC is booming in nations across the world: It’s predicted thataround two-thirds of the world’s households could have an air conditioner by 2050, and the demand for energy to cool buildings will triple. But unless the energy comes from renewable sources, all that added demand will generate more greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute… (Continua a leggere)

Huawei's first-half revenue growth accelerates despite U.S. sanctions

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI  – China’s Huawei Technologies said on Tuesday revenue in the first half of the year grew 23.2% – faster than a year ago – despite an intense U.S. campaign against it that ultimately became a trade ban from mid-May. Unlisted Huawei, which only started disclosing quarterly results this year, said revenue in the first half rose to 401.3 billion yuan ($58.28 billion) from 325.7 billion a year ago, with smartphone shipments reaching 118 million units, up 24%. Huawei’s… (Continua a leggere)

ABB pays $470 million to offload solar business

ZURICH (Reuters) – ABB (ABBN.S) will pay up to $470 million in charges and separation costs to hand over its solar inverter business to Italy’s FIMER SpA, the Swiss engineering company said on Tuesday. The business making solar inverters, which convert direct power from solar panels into alternating current that can be fed into the electricity grid, had sales of roughly $290 million in 2018. ABB said it expects to take an after-tax non-operational charge of roughly $430 million in… (Continua a leggere)

After G20 role, Nagano resort town of Karuizawa looks to lead way in green tech and energy

The Nagano Prefecture resort town of Karuizawa has long been associated with green, natural energy. Nestled in the mountains, Karuizawa has long attracted both Japanese and Westerners escaping the capital’s heat to recharge their batteries in the verdant outdoors ever since the 19th century. Recently, green energy has taken on a literal meaning, as Karuizawa and Nagano Prefecture seek to become environmental leaders. By promoting long-term renewable energy targets for the mid-21st century, Karuizawa aims to do its part to… (Continua a leggere)

China’s New 373-Mile-Per-Hour Bullet Train Will Be the World’s Fastest

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation hopes to have its new maglev train in operation by 2021. Taking the train through China is about to get a lot more interesting—and about 100 mph faster. Late last week in Shandong province, state-owned rail company China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) unveiled the body prototype for its new high-speed magnetic-levitation (maglev) train, which it claims will reach an astonishing top speed of 373 miles (600 km) per hour. With a promised launch date of 2021, the company… (Continua a leggere)

Wireless Network Brings Dust-Sized Brain Implants a Step Closer

Engineers have designed a scheme to let thousands of brain implants talk at up to 10 megabits per second Brain-computer interfaces have managed some amazing feats: allowing paralyzed people to type words and move a robot using only their minds, to name two examples. Brown University neuroengineering professor Arto Nurmikko has had a hand in some of those developments, but even he says the technology is at only a rudimentary stage—the equivalent of the computer understanding the brain’s intention to bend a single finger…. (Continua a leggere)

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)