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What “new tech” needs to learn from “old tech”

Much is made of how “new tech” companies (Uber, Tesla, Amazon, etc.), often start ups from out of silicon valley, represent a new paradigm in how they do business. Its not just that they tend to be heavily dependant on … Continue reading

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Uber crash update

We’ve got a bit more information on the Uber crash from a few months back. Firstly it would seem that the computer identified the victim as a cyclist (as she was pushing a bike) and thus it likely didn’t anticipate … Continue reading

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Why the UK’s railways were privatised

I came across this interesting piece from the FT some time ago, that looks into the decision to privatise British Rail back in the 1990’s. Given the recent debate about re-nationalisation, it is perhaps worth watching. During the video, ex-Tory minister … Continue reading

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A good day for solar

I happened to be watching the status of the UK grid the other day and I noticed how solar power was a one point running at just short of 9 GW’s, which given the grid was drawing about 30 GW’s … Continue reading

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The little sub that could

I stumbled across this vlog post this week which talked about how back in 2006, during a wargame, a Swedish made diesel electric submarine of the Gotland class managed to “sink” a US aircraft carrier. Evading an entire carrier battle group … Continue reading

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The first self-driving car accident

Somewhat disturbing footage came out last week showing a pedestrian pushing a bike being run over by a Uber driver-less car. The footage shows that indeed the car failed to stop, despite the numerous sensors mounted on it that should … Continue reading

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2017 a year in review: The death of coal

2017 might have been a bit of rotten year all round, but it was good year for renewable energy. The UK recorded a record low in terms of carbon intensity, with an average value of 233 gCO2/kWh (against a historical … Continue reading

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