The rise of AI on construction sites

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AI and the Baltic Dry Index

Mayflower Autonomous Ship, the world's first AI-assisted vessel, was launched on 16 Sep in Plymouth. 2020 marks 400 years since Mayflower’s first journey. This robot ship is over 100 ft in length and completely autonomous - driven by an...

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Can ‘CommonPass’ save aviation?

An airline digital health pass started undergoing tests this week. With track and trace on the ground, it is timely for an app that can get people back up in the air. The Commons Project, a Swiss non-profit, has created...

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Vanadium Flow batteries preferred for long energy storage

Is the future of residential energy efficiency in vanadium flow batteries (VFBs)? Vanadium flow batteries are rechargeable batteries that use vanadium ions to store energy instead of say Lithium-ion. Vanadium (V) is a hard, grey transition metal that is found...

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Winners and losers of the property sector pandemic

There is an opportunity for UK listed commercial property companies and it is simpler than any opportunity for residential listed property companies. This is not what you might expect. The UK's housing market (read residential property companies and residential REITs)...

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Newmont’s ESG Gold good for mining

The mining industry is shifting its focus - to adopting ESG policy targets on the road to zero emissions mines. Newmont (NYSE: NEM) announced its long-term emissions target on 16 Oct. 2020.  The largest gold miner is aiming for consistency...

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Hydrogen fuel changes aviation’s future?

ZeroAvia’s Piper M-class, the first six-seat plane in the world powered by hydrogen (H2) fuel cells, took flight on the 24th of September to mark the completion of the first step towards commercial zero-emission flights. ZeroAvia, a private company,...

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Renewable energy production: What’s the harm?

Part 2: In part 2 of our renewable energy overview: Biomass, Geothermal and an interesting new entrant.     Biomass Biomass is a clean and renewable energy source, where plant materials are burned, and the energy released is processed into several usable formats.  However,...

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Renewable energy production: What’s the harm?

Part 1: As governments around the world battle with policy and cultural changes required to meet the Paris Agreement climate change targets, the pressure to expand renewable energy technology production is significant. Renewable energy share of total world energy consumption and electricity...

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