Welcome to our biweekly selection of business IT innovation news. Created using our own opinionated selection and summary algorithm. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world better.
1 Democratizing access to web information
The Common Crawl Foundation is non-profit with the goal of democratizing access to web information by producing and maintaining an open repository of web crawl data that is universally accessible and analyzable. Our vision is of a truly open web that allows open access to information and enables greater innovation in research, business and education. We level the playing field by making wholesale extraction, transformation and analysis of web data cheap and easy.
2 Plastic pollution: how chemical recycling technology could fix it
To overcome the huge environmental concerns created by plastic we need to start valuing plastic waste as a resource. This means the monomer can be recovered in what’s called closed-loop recycling or the plastic waste can be transformed into other higher-value chemicals in open-loop recycling. While mechanical recycling involves melting, chemical recycling relies on a chemical transformation and thus breaking the links between monomers. Traditional methods are usually costly and energy or resource intensive, which has limited their widespread use. Chemical recycling Plastics are made up of long-chain molecules known as polymers, which consist of smaller repeating building blocks called monomers.
3 Microsoft acquires The Marsden Group, a leader in rapid industry innovation
Microsoft has acquired The Marsden Group, a leader in industrial technology innovation and rapid prototyping. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome The Marsden Group to the Microsoft family. The Marsden Group has helped its enterprise customers rapidly envision, prototype and implement solutions that drive meaningful value to their businesses, employees and customers. With this investment, we are taking the next step to help our customers across all industries envision and build digital solutions faster.
4 Digital Transformation In Aerospace And Defense Applications
Microelectronics is a crucial part of it all. Digitalization in aerospace & defense applications. Some of the largest aerospace and defense companies presented various related aspects last year, focusing on the key themes of safety, security, and digital twins. Several vital trends drive the aerospace and defense domain, including offshoring aspects and a growing number of cyberattacks requiring new safety and security levels.
Bringing hardware and software together, BAE, Dover, and Cadence showed real-time cybersecurity protection for an aerospace and defense system, preventing the exploitation of software vulnerabilities by immunizing processors against entire classes of network- based cyberattacks. Every instruction executed is monitored to ensure compliance with a defined set of security, safety, and privacy rules.
5 Cooling homes without warming the planet
Now the startup Transaera is working to curb those energy demands with a more efficient air conditioner that uses safer refrigerants to cool homes. The company’s foundational work with MOFs has continued even as Transaera’s air conditioner gets closer to commercialization. The surge will multiply what is already a major source of greenhouse gas emissions: Air conditioning is currently responsible for almost 20 percent of electricity use in buildings around the world. The company is currently a finalist in a global competition to redesign the air conditioner. Most people think air conditioners only cool the air in a space, but they also dry the air they’re cooling.
6 Reinstating net neutrality in the US
Net neutrality preserves the environment that allowed the internet to become an engine for economic growth. While there are many challenges that need to be resolved to fix the internet, reinstating net neutrality is a crucial down payment on the much broader internet reform that we need. In California, residents will have the benefit of these fundamental safeguards as a result of a recent court decision that will allow the state to enforce its state net neutrality law. The need for net neutrality protections has become even more apparent during the pandemic.
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