News tagged with machines

Moves to automate identification of Saimaa ringed seals

Moves are being made to automate the identification of Saimaa ringed seals. This would bring new kinds of real-time information on how the extremely endangered species behaves, the movements of individual seals, and what ...

dateMar 06, 2015 in Ecology
shares66 comments 0

The economics of fear

When he worked in Africa, development economist Ariel BenYishay noticed small-scale entrepreneurs were often unable to grow their businesses beyond the initial stage, even when the opportunities were obvious.

dateJun 30, 2014 in Economics & Business
shares0 comments 0

Cutting the cloud computing carbon cost

Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user's computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then access from anywhere in the ...

dateSep 12, 2014 in Computer Sciences
shares0 comments 0

Blueprints finalized for digital archive

One of the oldest and most complete historical archives in the world is a step closer to being developed into an open digital archive. The Lombard Odier Foundation is joining as a funding partner to take ...

dateJun 23, 2014 in Other
shares0 comments 0

Quality control of glossy objects

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new machine vision system for quality control of glossy objects. The system enables quality control of complex products, such as bathroom mixers, tableware, ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Engineering
shares0 comments 0

Revolutionising European machine tools

From lathes and shapers to cutting and grinding machines, machine tools helped put Europe at the forefront of manufacturing in the past and remain essential to many industries, including aerospace, automotive, ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Engineering
shares0 comments 0