ORNL’s new super fast ultrasonic dryer uses 70 percent less energy

ORNL’s new super fast ultrasonic dryer uses 70 percent less energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tumble dryers account for more than 4 percent of the world’s energy consumption, so cutting that figure by 70 percent could be a big deal.   Forget heat, drying laundry in the future is all about cranking up the volume. At least, that’s how the folks at...

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GE’s revolutionary industrial machines can have conversations with engineers

GE’s revolutionary industrial machines can have conversations with engineers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As emerging technologies combine we’re entering the era where we can talk to machines in the same way we talk to other people – and the possibilities are staggering.   As more and more emerging technologies mature – or, at least improve, we are gradually...

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GE’s 3D printed engine sets new 3D printing record

GE’s 3D printed engine sets new 3D printing record

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the quality and durability of 3D printed parts increases it is inevitable that more organisations will embrace the technology and reap the benefits.   While many people might think that we should have been able to 3D print entire engines, and other industrial equipment,...

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New GE connected dishwasher could disrupt two industries

New GE connected dishwasher could disrupt two industries

GE’s connected dishwashers have become self sufficient and it marks the beginning of the disruption of two industries Disruption is sometimes subtle. Sometimes you miss it and then, at some point you wonder what happened to your sales. Then you kick your innovation teams into overdrive and then you realise it’s...

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Nasdaq-GE blockchain paves the way for Virtual Power Plants and distributed energy grids

Nasdaq-GE blockchain paves the way for Virtual Power Plants and distributed energy grids

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nasdaq imagines a day when you can bypass the local power company and buy power from whoever you like – even your neighbours.   Imagine a day when the national rail company buys its power from collectives of neighbourhood consortiums who have an excess from...

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GE reinvents the dryer to disrupt the laundry industry

GE reinvents the dryer to disrupt the laundry industry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF GE shows us that you can reinvent even the most mundane products and use technology to disrupt your industry.   Heating laundry inside a standard 220 volt clothes dryer is a huge energy drain and most households have one but, in an example of how...

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Apples new trojan horse

Apples new trojan horse

Love it or loathe it the Apple Watch is superbly positioned to help Apple capture three new mass markets Even Apple can’t escape the gravity of centuries of tradition and the Apple Watch is a great case in point. Sure enough it sits on the wrist like a regular watch, looks like a...

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Building the Internet of Everything God Platform

Building the Internet of Everything God Platform

There’s a new platform war raging but this time it’s not Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog facing off against Nintendo’s Super Mario brothers to own the lion’s share of a $15 Billion market it’s a new turf war to own the ‘God Platform’ the highest layer of intelligence that will tie...

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The rise of the Innovative CIO

The rise of the Innovative CIO

The CIO’s role is changing driven by Cloud and an increasing number of ‘as a Service’ solutions that progressively reduce the organisations dependency on maintaining a high number of specially skilled ICT staff. Under these new conditions organisations have two options – they can make their technology managers, architects and...

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The three flavours of innovation

The three flavours of innovation

If you go out and ask the average person on the street to list their top five most innovative companies then it’s highly likely that the same names will crop up time and time again but what people may not realise is that the journeys those organisations took to develop...

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Your children – the ultimate disruptive innovators

Your children – the ultimate disruptive innovators

Your child is an Innovation Genius but unfortunately for you you’re not and as I sit here with my two year old son running around in his nappy I do know how strange it sounds to say that but bear with me and we’ll help you regain your inner child...

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