Interested in, and writing about the following: 

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality, Biotechnology, Blockchain, Cleantech, Consumer Electronics, Cryptocurrencies, Cybersecurity, Education, Energy, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Health tech, Industrial Internet & IoT, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Manufacturing tech & Materials, Med tech & Pharma, Mobile, On-demand Services, Retail tech, Robotics, Space Technology, Supply Chain, Electronics Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport & Automotive, Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, Aerospace tech, Smart Cities, Travel, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technology. 

Find below just a few samples of articles I have written on those topics. 

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Next-Generation of Electronics Will Include an Interconnect Insulator

a -BN sample grown on a Si substrate at T= 673K. Atomic species are shown in different colors: Si (yellow), Blue (N), Pink 3 (B) UNIST, SAIT, University of Cambridge, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology In the ongoing process of miniaturization of logic and memory devices in electronic circuits, reducing the dimensions of interconnects –metal wires that link different components on a chip– is crucial in order to guarantee fast response of the device and improve its performance.

Wood City: A Sustainable Smart City Development That Follows Finland's Tradition Using Wood As a Building Material

In September 1827, Turku's over 200-year-old wooden houses were completely destroyed by what is known as the Great Fire of Turku. This major national disaster remains up to this date as the largest urban fire in the history of Finland and the Nordic countries. The Great Fire of Turku destroyed 75 percent of the city of Turku in less than 24 hours, including Turku's Gothic Cathedral and the main building of the Imperial Academy of Turku; only 25 percent of the city was spared. 11,000 people were

Copenhagen: World's First Carbon-Neutral Smart City by 2025

Denmark's vibrant capital city, Copenhagen, is characterized by its canals, a well established cycling culture, strong economy, delicious pastries, astonishing architecture, and happy locals. In fact, Copenhagen is known for being one of the happiest cities in the world, if not the happiest. This is mainly due to their shorter workdays, free college tuition, more vacation days, and overall higher levels of healthy personal interaction. Basically, the Danes know how to live better. One can find

The New 5GAA 2030 Roadmap for Automotive Connectivity

Connected vehicles are already part of our daily life. The importance of connectivity will raise in the near future. Mobile communications technology continuously evolves, opening a wide range of new possibilities for the automotive industry. 5G technology is a key element for a fully connected vehicle. The combination of long-range and short-range connectivity delivers the optimal setup for safety and better efficiency in traffic. Drivers and passengers are expecting continuous connectivity,

3D-Printed Electronics for Agile, On-Demand Manufacturing

Efficient electronics supply chains deal with demands such as an iPhone requiring components from suppliers in over 40 countries. The production volume throughout the supply chain is usually based on sales predictions. If demand remains as expected, this works well, with little waste, smoothly as a Swiss watch. However, if there is a sudden slight consumer change in tastes or requirements, if sales of a new product are a lot better or worse than expected, or if a particular part is needed unexp

7 Books on Elon Musk That Will Inspire Startups

Startup founders and wanna-be entrepreneurs often have a role-model, someone they admire for their vision into the future, and their ability to create a successful company out of nothing. For many, that role model may be Elon Musk. Musk represents the indomitable force and tenacity that it takes to transform one's dreams into not one, but several successful companies, all driven by innovation and a mission to accomplish something big: To change the world, to save the world, to build a world on

Connected Cars with Infotainment Architecture, Digital Cockpit to Be Mainstream by 2030

The automotive industry is expecting big changes within this decade. Industry research and technology market trends analyst firm ABI Research forecasts that between 2020 and 2030, 461 million vehicles with head-unit and digital dashboard displays will be shipped, in addition to 115 million vehicles with digital cockpit architecture. Your dream car will include a big screen of at least 12 inches, a virtual assistant powered by Artificial Intelligence, video and game streaming, in addition to aut

Greenland and Antarctica Are Losing Ice Six Times Faster than Expected, Matching Climate Change Worst-Case Scenario

Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s. The loss of ice has reached 6.4 trillion tonnes between 1992 and 2017. This represents a push of global sea levels up by 17.8 millimeters (or 0.709 inches). In 2019, the European Space Agency (ESA) reported that glaciers lost nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century. An international team of 89 polar scientists used observation data spanning three decades to produce a single estimate of Greenland and Antarctica's l

Astra Nova School, Following Elon Musk's Ad Astra School Experiment, Leads the Future of Education

In the 2030s, many jobs are going to be quite different from the jobs that exist today. Moreover, many of those jobs do not exist just yet, and some are simply unimaginable today. The future of work will require a set of skills that are not taught in schools today. No one knows if they will ever be part of the curriculum, unless the education system gets a very much needed update and upgrade to the 21st century, in addition to a mindset with vision into the future. What I mean is that most of t

Europe's First Artificial Intelligence Space Missions

Europe's first Artificial Intelligence Earth observation mission, ɸ-Sat-1, was successfully launched. ESA's ɸ-Sat-2 is now underway. Following ESA's successful launch of its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) Earth observation mission ɸ-Sat-1 (pronounced Phi-Sat-1), the European Space Agency (ESA) follows-up with the next innovative state-of-the-art technology: ɸ-Sat-2 (Phi-Sat-2). In another historical event to advance European space missions, on September 3, 2020, ESA launched its ɸ-Sat-1, a

China's Reusable Spacecraft Returns to Earth after a Weekend in Orbit

The 2020s might be known in history as the decade when space missions and the modern space race accelerated the conquest of the next frontier. While most of the news we read tells us about what NASA, ESA, and SpaceX have accomplished, others such as China, launch their space missions without too much fanfare. Or, as a secret mission. In 2017, Chinese officials announced their plans to launch their own new spacecraft by 2020. The reusable rocket would also launch and land horizontally and take-o

The First Emperor of China Who Died in His Quest Pursuing Immortality

Once upon a time, over two thousand years ago, the first Emperor of China was so great, powerful, and ambitious that he spent his entire life pursuing his ultimate goal: Trying to find a potion that could make him immortal. Indeed, in the end, he found immortality in the history books. This crucial chapter in Chinese history unfolded in one of the oldest cities in China, the city of Xi'an. The birth of China's first imperial dynasty took place during a time of conflict, betrayal, and lust for p

Ethics of AI: Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence Systems

The convergence of the availability of a vast amount of big data, the speed and stretch of cloud computing platforms, and the advancement of sophisticated machine learning algorithms have given birth to an array of innovations in Artificial Intelligence (AI). In theory, the beneficial impact of AI systems on government translates into improving healthcare services, education, and transportation in smart cities. Other applications that benefit from the implementation of AI systems in the public

Elon Musk: The Story of a Maverick

At times, Elon Musk may appear controversial. He may spike long-lasting discussions on social media right after one of his multiple Tweets. The truth is, Elon Musk is one-of-a-kind. You can like him or not, agree with him or not. The truth is, Elon Musk is a maverick. Elon Reeve Musk founded his first company in 1995 when he was only 23 years old. Then he sold it for $307 million dollars when he was 28. He received $22 million dollars from the sale and became a millionaire. Rather than sitting

Killer Robots Could Cause Mass Atrocities

Robots will be used as soldiers in the future. Robots will be used as soldiers in the future. In fact, some robots as well as drones are already being deployed by the military. Intelligent and autonomous robots programmed by humans to target and kill could commit crimes in the future. Unless, there is a treaty for robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be responsibly used. Having the technology that can build robots that kill available does not mean we have to use it. As Spiderman's uncl

The Rise of Collaborative Industrial Robots in Advanced Manufacturing

Mechanical creatures and concepts similar to robots can be found in history from about 400 BCE. The first real industrial robot was used in 1937; it was a crane-like device with five movement axes, a grab hand that could turn around its own axis and was powered by one electric motor. The first patented robot was produced by the American company Unimation in 1956. Back then, robots were also called programmable transfer machines since their only task was to move objects from one point to another

Nokia Announced Private 5G SA for Industry and Manufacturing

Nokia has announced the global commercial availability of its new industrial-grade standalone 5G (5G SA) network solutions for private enterprise. Nokia's 5G SA provides a roadmap to fulfill the needs of the most demanding industrial, robotics, and manufacturing use cases. The Finnish company also announced a new contract with the mining division of Swedish tool manufacturer Sandvik for the deployment of Nokia's 5G SA network at its test mine in the city of Tampere, Finland. The deal with Sandv
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Campfires: First images of the Sun from Solar Orbiter (2020).

Solar Orbiter’s First Images Reveal Tiny Campfires on the Sun

ESA's Sun-explorer Solar Orbiter reached its first perihelion, the point in its orbit closest to the star, on June 15, 2020, getting as close as 77 million kilometers (47.8 million miles) to the Sun's surface. On July 16, ESA revealed the first close-up images that Solar Orbiter took of the Sun during an online press announcement. For the first time, the scientists discussed the first close-up images of the Sun, which we can see here below. Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international col

Drone Regulations Go into Effect in the European Union

As from December 31, 2020, national rules in European Union Member States will be replaced by a common EU regulation. This basically means that once a drone pilot has received a valid authorization from their state of registry, they will be allowed to freely circulate within the European Union. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the European Commission has decided to postpone the implementation on the rules and procedures of the operating UAS, allowing the current national drone operating rul

Augmented Reality: Mobile AR Applications

Mobile Augmented Reality (AR) is AR that goes with you wherever you go with your smartphone. Augmented Reality technology --also known as spacial computing-- has been around for some decades already. However, AR technology has only been considered an emerging technology and included on technology trends lists during the past few years. Yet, the first AR technology was developed at Harvard University back in 1968, when electrical engineer, computer scientist, and pioneer of computer graphics Iv
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