Providing infrastructure for developing nations

No economy can grow without reliable infrastructure, and for developing nations with limited resources, the challenge to provide this is immense. Not only is cost a massive factor, but with growing concern over climate change and environmental degradation, there’s even more pressure to deliver infrastructure that is also more sustainable. From reliable roads to affordable housing, here we explore some of the technologies that show the biggest promise in addressing the needs of the developing world without compromising on quality or negatively impacting the environment. Geocell Technology – Building durable, low-cost, permanent access roads in South Sudan As one of the least developed countries in the world and with a mounting food crisis, South Sudan was in desperate need of a reliable road network which would allow aid to reach those in need, while also helping local farmers and businesses access markets and start to grow the economy.  

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How Automation Is Revolutionizing The Construction And Mining Industry

The construction and mining industries have long been synonymous with being ‘behind the times’, but the truth of the matter is very different. In fact, nowadays, these industries are often the first to adopt new technologies in order to more efficiently streamline everyday processes and create safer, more eco-friendly ways of working. One technology currently being integrated within mining and construction is automation. From driver-less vehicles, to automated jaw crushers, the industry could see a vast change in the near future, but what has automation done for us so far? What Do We Mean By Automation? While the idea of automated technology isn’t anything new, understanding just what it is and how it could help us in the future is the first step to adopting these technologies in the future. Automation is the name given to a technology that “allows a process or procedure to be performed without human assistance.”…

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How New Technologies Are Changing the Real Estate Market

Real Estate uses technology like any other business field and when new advancements hit the market they bring new and exciting opportunities. Professional real estate companies are using new technology to push them ahead in the field and provide more information than ever to clients. The main focus is on photography and the opportunities that come with having tools that now allow for views over a property would have once cost a fortune. It’s not just hardware either, online software has given real estate companies more flexibility and utility than ever. With the right tools, a company can have more options than ever to approach potential clients. Hardware: Drones and Photos The first new technology that comes to mind for the real estate filed should be drones and their fantastic ability to take photos from incredible angles. Drones have become so ingrained in the field that many real estate agents…

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6 Ideas to Manage Your Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

If you paused to think about the number and type of electronics you depend on every day, you’d probably be overwhelmed. Of course, electronics aren’t a new development. They were already an integral component of modern living by the 80s. However, the mainstreaming of computers and the ubiquity of the internet has resulted in billions of electronic devices in homes and offices around the world. Unfortunately, no device is useful indefinitely. At some point, you’ll need to replace it with a newer one. But what happens to the old one you no longer need? You could go the easy way and simply toss it in the trash. All this will do though is contribute to the electronic waste increasingly dominating landfills and incinerators around the world. Or you could get creative and find a way to reuse or recycle it. We look at how you can do that.

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Different Types of Radiation Shielding Materials

Virtually any source of radiation carries a high risk to the environment and all living things. But there are methods and means for protection from exposure. Methods of protection from radiation exposure can be divided into the use of different radiation shielding materials. Means of protection from radiation Radiation is classified into several types, depending on the nature and charge of radiation particles. To counter these or other types of radiation, the means of protection from it are manufactured using different materials.   Protection against radiation by special means     In special cases, it is necessary to carry out protective activities in a zone with an increased radiation background. An example can be the elimination of the consequences of an accident at nuclear power plants or work in industrial plants where there are sources of radioactive radiation. Being in such areas without the use of personal protective equipment is…

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Four Ways AI is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is one of the most robust industries here in the United States, but with that said, it’s one that needs to stay in line with technology, and even ahead of the curve whenever possible in order to be truly successful. Technology has helped the manufacturing business be more productive, effective, and more profitable, and those in the industry are well aware of just how important it is. One technology that is really taking the manufacturing industry by storm is that of artificial intelligence (AI). What may seem like something out of a science fiction movie is actually the reality of the marketplace today as more and more manufacturing businesses are seeing the benefits in using AI. Curious as to how AI could work for your company and how it is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry? Here’s a look at five ways it’s making its mark.

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Various Alarms and Vehicle Security Systems to Protect Your Cars

Thousands of vehicles are thieved every year; the number of these occurrences can be reduced by using protected securing techniques. Defending your car from robbery or burglary is your own responsibility. Many anti-theft tools, security tools, etc., designed as per the most advanced technological innovation, are available at reasonable costs. Let’s discuss different kinds of car alarms for the improvement of the car’s security. Types of car alarms Factory alarms: These are provided by the original tools producers. These are built in the car during plenty of duration of manufacturing the car. They can be of two types: inactive or effective. Active alarm: These alarms need the user of the car to switch them on before leaving and securing the car. A car alarm can be triggered using a transmitter button and the choice of switching on the alarm sets in the interest of the car owner/user. One drawback is…

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