Google, Amazon and other data centres underestimate coal usage by 30% or more, says Lux

05/02/2016 / Amazon / Google / analytics / carbon / centres / coal / data / emissions / news / power / sustainability

Tech giants like Google and Amazon might be incredibly sophisticated about data in their core businesses. lronically however, when it comes to measuring the carbon footprint of their data centres, such companies are utilising crude and outdated analytics, finds Lux Research, who has discovered that coal consumption amongst those players is higher than initially thought.

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Automated driving: steering without limits

05/02/2016 / cars / driving / mobility / news / parking / research / technology

A new project to boost cars' urban manoeuvrability – dubbed 'OmniSteer' – has been announced with an initial budget of €3.4 million, funded by the German government.

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Autodesk unveils cloud-based Forge initiative to help transform how products are designed, made and used

04/02/2016 / 3D / Autodesk / design / engineering / manufacturing / news / software / technology

Autodesk - the leading 3D design, engineering and entertainment software company - has announced the launch of Forge, an initiative aimed towards accelerating a cloud connected ecosystem in support of the future of making things. The initiative consists of three major components – a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, a robust developer program, and a USD100 million investment fund – all geared toward advancing the next wave of innovative technologies that will transform how products are designed, made and used.

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Construction begins on ground-breaking windfarm support vessel

04/02/2016 / Damen / SOV / maritime / news / offshore / support / vessel

Following the recent contract signing for the first ever Damen Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with walk-to-work capability, the first steel was cut on the project this week at Damen Shipyards Galati. Damen is constructing the innovative vessel for UK-based client Bibby Marine Services. The 'Bibby WaveMaster 1' will be deployed in the North Sea to support forthcoming offshore wind construction and O&M projects.

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