Talk About CCS Technology Development With China Is Good, But Not Enough Without Support From China

British scientists are asking fellow scientists around the world to help China reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the development and implementation of carbon capture and storage technology (CCS technology). The call reflects the blunt reality that China is putting a new coal-fired power plant into service every week, on average, to support its rapidly growing need for energy to fuel rapid economic growth. Coal currently supplies about 70% of China’s electricity needs, and the percentage seems destined to increase.

The British announcement was made at a recent Shanghai Expo that highlighted economic growth and opportunities in the Asian country. Professor Mike Stephenson, director of the UK National Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, explained why he felt compelled to be in Shanghai. “To put it bluntly, China is going to need to burn coal in quite staggering quantities if it is to sustain its current economic growth during the decades ahead.”

Professor Stephenson is absolutely right. And the resulting greenhouse gas emissions that China will be producing as a result will swamp those from the rest of the world. Indeed, even as the USA and countries in Europe are moving toward implementation of alternatives to coal as part of a move toward cleaner energy production China is racing ahead with coal-fired power plants with no thought about anything except producing power-regardless of the environmental consequences.

Carbon capture and storage technology has the potential to dramatically curtail carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and other industrial sources. A report prepared by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepared in 2005 estimated that CCS technology could bring about a 90 percent reduction in carbon emissions. Offering technical assistance from scientists in the rest of the world to help China reduce its carbon footprint is a important and noble gesture. Developing better working relationships with Chinese academic institutions and leading industrial companies is a useful first step. Already the Brutish Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage has established collaborative projects with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and key Chinese universities in an attempt to focus the attention of key researchers on the significant challenges in making carbon capture technology a reality.

However, the efforts so far appear to be largely one-sided. While British and other western scientists are offering technical assistance and support for developing carbon capture and storage technology in China, the Chinese are offering mostly talk. Even though China has the world’s most rapidly growing economy, the country’s leadership still feels that the western world should develop the technology an offer it to China, rather than China paying its fair share of the development cost.

Hydrofoil Sail Craft Advance As Technology Develops Momentum

We all know how fast world-class sailboats are but did you know that hydrofoil Sail craft now exist. So what is hydrofoil technology anyway? Well, hydrofoil technology is like the fin below a sailboat, but all the fin are little wings called strakes and as the sailboat goes faster and faster the boat lifts up out of the water completely into water no longer touches the hull.

The boat looks as if it is flying, but it is really resting on the little wings underwater. How could do that? Well, the answer is really simple for one who studies hydrodynamics and flows in various fluids.

You see, there is less drag would only a little part of a boat is in the water and with very little to hold back the sailboat the wind pushes the sailboat along while it drags its little feet in water. Each year be wind power hydrofoil Sail craft break new speed records and the latest speed record set in October of 2005 is 57.5 mph or about 50 knots. But 50 knots isn’t that fast is it on the water?

Well considering that the sailboat has no engine, indeed that is one hell of a speed. Some of these hydrofoil Sail craft look like something out of a science-fiction movie in the engineer in the goes into it is nothing less than state-of-the-art in the leading edge technology.

Right now some of these exotic racing boats and their captains believe that there might be a 50 knot barrier, however it appears that sometime in 2006 someone may discover one more way to even beat that record.

The Recent Technology Developments in Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum cleaners have come a long way since their inception and today there is new technology that is even more incredible than ever. Once upon a time vacuum cleaners were these huge contraptions that had big hoses and sucked up minimal dirt. Over the years that transpired into vacuum cleaners that were upright and could be pushed along the floor to clean up dirt and dust. After that another high moment in the history of vacuum cleaners was a self propelled vacuum that was programmed to clean a room and it was set on its on to do so. No more work with those vacuum cleaners. Talking vacuum cleaners were also introduced over the eyras. So, it comes as no surprise today that there are new technologies out and about that are amazing and wonderful.

One of these new technologies comes from the Halo(TM) UVX Ultraviolet Vacuum. The technology is incredible and the way it was invented was by the owners watching their triplet boys crawl around on their carpeted floor. They didn’t like to think what their babies were touching or what was lurking in the carpet, so they set out to do something about it. They invented a vacuum cleaner that uses ultraviolet light to kill all those creepy crawlies in your carpets. These include fleas, lice, mold, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, and all the other germs that find their way into your rugs and carpets. The best news of all is that this vacuum doesn’t use chemicals that could harm your pets or your children as it simply uses ultraviolet light to kill those living creatures in your carpet and then the powerful vacuum sucks them up leaving a clean carpet that you have never experienced before.

The point of cleaning with ultraviolet light means that all those unwanted pests are killed immediately and unable to reproduce. So, if you have a flea outbreak all you have to do is vacuum then up. You will kill them all immediately, suck them up with the vacuum, and eliminate the need to call an exterminator or use any chemicals. And that’s not all. Viruses like the flu and plenty of other little nasties are killed and cleaned immediately. This results in a home that is cleaner than you ever imagined. Currently only one vacuum is on the market with this technology but it won’t be long before many more are following suit.

Latest Technological Developments in Web Technology – Ajax and Ruby on Rails

Anyone who closely follows the developments in the Web Technology trends will know that call of the day is Ajax and Ruby on Rails. And, today the buzz word is the customizable online message processor. It is an open source and web based message life cycle management system that can be used for software development projects.

This tool provides basic message life cycle management functions that may include the regular add, edit, delete, review and other functions. Some of the current functionality include:

1. Content validation that is rule-based to validate the input as per the pre-defined rules. As a result, the inputs that do not comply with the rules will not be saved in the system.
2. Each individual can make modifications and enter comments.
3. It allows you to import or export XML directly into your software.
4. Can be modified easily to best meet your project requirements.
5. Can be deployed as a web application easily.

This tool has been built on Ruby on Rails, which is a strong framework for developing the web applications. The Customizable online message processor can be extended or customized as per your specific needs. It also provides easy way to manage the database related design and helps you to track the complex database transactions.

Online Fax – Another Technological Development

There came a point when we consider one thing as something that could be considered great. However, as fast as the formation of this belief are the changes that happen in that particular creation. These changes are either good or bad outcomes though in the context of technological development, it almost always goes by the first, good outcomes.

It is in this context that I am happy to introduce to you the popularity that online fax has gained. After so many years, even fax machine received its worthy changes not only in its physical shape but also in the benefits that one gains from using online fax.

Online fax is the new office tool that gives better convenience than that of the previous analog type fax machine. As its name connotes, online fax uses the internet in order for it to function. You may then be wondering what will happen to the machine itself. The analog fax machine will now be replaced by software that will serve as the online fax server. These can be easily searched in the internet. Some of these are free while others ask for monthly payment.

More over, the online fax and the analog way of using fax machine still have one thing in common and that is the use of a phone number. But unlike the traditional way, online fax can receive the documents being faxed through the internet in any given time and in any given quantity provided that the software is being used.

Another question that is probably arising is this: why the heck should I give up my long time buddy, the fax machine, from something that requires me to pay? Yes, you may be true that giving it up will mean spending a small part of your monthly salary in order to pay for that additional bill. But always think of the positive side of it.

Your ten dollars a month, not too big to demand, will give you benefits that your previous fax machine can hardly offer. But before enumerating your benefits, answer first m questions: How sure are you that your documents are safely sent and received? Does the use of extra amount of electricity and sheets of paper for your fax machine still have lesser value than ten dollars a month? How much of your valuable time can be saved because you no longer have to operate one or two more machines for your faxing?

After answering these questions, you will be able to grasp three most important things that you can consider in choosing online fax. First is security in sending and receiving since your confidential documents will no longer have to pass someone in order for it to be sent or in order for you to receive it. Second, your use of online fax will eliminate the charges for paper and toner, and the maintenance that the fax machine has every now and then. Third, with the use of single computer to do the job, there is a good space for multitasking since online fax can receive and send numerous documents all at once.

History of Technological Development

Nineteenth century developments such as the telegraph and telephone marked the beginning of the rapid growth in information technology. All method of communication beginning with the development of language itself can be considered technological developments. However, the inventions toward the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, such as the telegraph and the telephone, marked the beginning of the rapid growth leading to today’s every-changing information technology. Telex machines, the direct ancestor of E-mail, are not used much anymore. Faxes are widely used, and their use increases daily. Faxes are also prosecutors of today’s E-mail and networking systems.

In the 1960s, some companies became attached to computer technology to handle data processing. The computers used by these progressive companies were huge mainframes, with tubes and reels of storage tape; they were so big than they often filled a large room/ terminals_videos screens with keyboards_were hooked up to the mainframe.programming had to be done from scratch because there was no packaged software, and computer programmers, often people with no experience in business or management, owned the technology. Development in information technology that led to more powerful and less expensive personal computers have facilitate the growth of electronics information in today’s business.

By the 1970s, more people had computer terminals that had access to central information on large mainframes. Some packaged software was developed so that certain tasks did not have to be programmed from scratch.however, computers were expensive, and costs rose as companies without clear needs for them were persuaded to invest in information technology.

The transformation of telecommunications in the 1980s, with the development of fiber optics, local area networks, and satellite technology, along with new powerful personal computers, facilitated the growth of information technology in organizations. Organizations now have laptop computers, desktop publishing capabilities, electronic spreadsheets, and word processing programs to gather, store, and communicate information. Turmoil and change are the norm of information technology, and they reflect and influence the concurrent changes in the business organizations on structure, profit, people, and society.

Welcome to the 21st Century: Technological Developments in the Plumbing Industry

There isn’t a building – be it residential or commercial – which is exempt from plumbing problems. Leaking fixtures or burst pipes are always an annoyance, and can frustrate homeowners and plumbers alike, particularly if the problems persist. But these days, thanks to the advancement of technology, and with the help of plumbing tools, your local plumbing experts know just what is needed to locate a fault and to repair it. Plumbers in Edmonds also partake in the technological developments which have impacted the plumbing industry.

An appliance which has become part of the plumber’s tool, for instance, is a camera. Cameras are inserted into pipes and are used for pipe inspection, as they allow an interior view of the plumbing system an enable the plumber to trace the exact location of the leak or clog. Plumbers also use micro-inspection cameras which allow one to go around an object or overcome obstacles that obstruct the view of the specific problem.

The technological advancement for the plumbing industry has been a tremendous help: with the help of the minuscule cameras which make their way through the deepest darkest holes and crevices, local plumbers can now solve problems much more easily and efficiently. Tracing the source of problems is always half the job. Once it is discovered, the plumber simply needs to clear or remove it.

Early-Stage Innovative Technology Development for Cancer Research Program

The National Institutes of Health, also known as the NIH, is an agency operating within the US Department of Health and Human Services that is basically accountable for pursuing and financially supporting the majority of the nations biomedical and health-related research.

The programs and grants of the NIH are designed to contribute to the accomplishment of its main agency mission which is to”seek fundamental knowledge on the subject of the nature and behaviour of living systems and the applying of that knowledge to improve health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.”

In accordance with this mission, the National Institutes of Health has cooperated with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) so as to build Early-Stage Innovative Technology Development for Cancer Research Program, whereby both agencies mean to seek grant applications expressing intents to conduct sponsored exploratory research projects that focus on the beginning and development unique, leading edge technical advances that would doubtless be used in the discipline of cancer.

The research studies that are covered under this program could also focus on new technology, that means includes the sort of technologies that have just been started or discovered, and haven’t yet been tested or evaluated. In that regard, the NIH and NCI wants the applicants and investigators to explore this technologies, with the point of most likely making them better and more effective.

In that respect, the organizers of the programme requires the applicants to draw their attention to research studies that have a high level of technical invention couple with a rather significant potential to noticeably affect and impact present and future inquiries regarding the molecular and cellular bases of cancer.

If successful, the end goal of these projects will result to the drastic improvement in the field of cancer biology, including the disease’s prevention, treatment, diagnosis, control, and epidemiology.

The National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute will administer funds in the amount of $5,000,000 to kick-start the projects and follow it through until completion.

The affiliations and institutions that will be able to submit suggestions and applications under this programme are the following:

a) Higher Education Establishments such as Public/State Controlled Establishments of Higher Education and Private Institutions of Higher Education

b) Hispanic-serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Universities and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Establishments

c) Nonprofit associations other than establishments of further education

d) For-Profit Associations such as Small Businesses

e) State Governments, County Governments, City or Township Governments, Special District Governments, Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized), and Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Aside from Federally Recognised)

f) Independent College Districts, Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities, Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognised tribal executives), Faith-based or Community-based Associations, and Regional Organisations.

Audi 2012: Technology Developments and Future Plans

This year, Audi has geared up to make a strong showing that will get all fans, especially new and used Audi owners, buzzing. Not only are there new and exciting models showing up at the local Audi dealer but also, there are big, company-wide plans for expansion.

Audi Connect Makes Big Waves

Receiving the first-ever “Connected Car of the Year” award by Connected World magazine, Audi’s A8 luxury sedan comes equipped with the Audi connect infotainment system (delivering music, video and Wi-Fi without distracting the driver) and cars with this Audi connect system are the only cars in the world that currently have broadband connection.

Some exciting features of this system include Google Earth maps in its onboard navigation system, real-time information from SiriusXM Traffic, Google Local search integration for travel destination information, and a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot that allows access up to eight wireless devices simultaneously. This Audi system is now available in other models besides the A8, for all of you future used Audi drivers to keep in mind. For more information about this innovative system, visit a local Audi dealer.

Traffic Jam Assistant Technology Unveiled

An enthralling new development that Audi is coming up with for your used Audi is the Traffic Jam Assistant. The idea behind this technology is, instead of constantly crawling and braking in extreme rush hour traffic, you can sit back and let your used Audi do the driving for you.

This high-tech system, which Audi showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January, prompting the New York Times to proclaim, “Audi Mounts Technology Blitz at C.E.S.”, is based on Audi’s adaptive cruise control which helps steer the car and accelerate and brake autonomously in slow traffic up to 37 miles per hour. What is also fascinating about the Traffic Jam Assistant is that is uses a sophisticated system of radar sensors, ultrasonic sensors and wide-angle video to monitor not only the car ahead, but the vehicles in front of it as well.

Though Audi’s Traffic Jam Assistant is not yet available through an Audi dealer, it’s a development that they are working on to be available on the A8 in the next few years.

Audi Invests in Manpower and Equipment

Audi is completely invested in staying on top of its game and remaining on the leading edge with these technological developments and more. The auto manufacturer brought on 3,500 new employees last year, breaking their own hiring record. This coming year, Audi plans to bring on another 1,200 auto specialists to the team. There is also a push to invest more money in expanding the infrastructure of the company with new property, equipment and plant acquisitions between now and 2016. There is also a strong emphasis on investing in new products and technologies, such as electric and hybrid drive.