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Have You Been Alerted to Safety Alerts?

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Raising safety awareness saves lives and prevents devastating injuries. One of the most effective ways of raising awareness is by reading and distributing safety alerts. Safety alerts are prepared by government and industrial organizations after a serious incident has occurred. It summarizes the incident, describes the causes of the incident, and recommends actions to prevent similar incidents occurring […]

Potential Goldmine in Logistics?

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What is LCL, FCL and groupage?  LCL is a logistics term and means “less than container load”.  It is also known as LTL (less than truckload) or groupage.  In a nutshell, if you have a relatively small shipment, by availing of an LCL shipping service, you can share part of a shipping container with someone […]

3d Printing

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3d printing has been predicted for a number of years to revolutionize manufacturing and our lives.  It’s proponents promised that we would soon be able to buy consumer goods, auto parts, etc., printed in a matter of hours from our local 3d printing hub.   Manufacturing would become local, similar to how the internet revolutionized our […]

Developments in Seaweed Harvesting

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Recently a prototype seaweed harvesting machine was tested off the coast of Den Haag, 50km southwest of Amsterdam, by the Noordzee Boerderij (North Sea Farm).  The seaweed was “sown” last Autumn, by seeding synthetic rope.  This rope was placed in lines in the sea and supported at intervals by buoys.  The prototype harvester consisted of […]

Drilling into Volcanoes

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The worlds hottest well has recently been drilled in Iceland. Working on the EU funded Deepegs project, drillers drilled to a depth of 4.6km into an active volcanic area. The temperature of fluid at the bottom of the well was measured at over 420 degrees Celsius at a pressure of 340 bar. Scientists hope that […]

Tesla Model S

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Recently I visited my local Tesla car store. There were two Model S cars there on display. Amazingly there was also a stripped down car in the back of the showroom. The body was removed to clearly show the chassis, undercarriage, drive train and motors. Elon Musk seems to be serious about open-sourcing the design. […]

Bauma 2016

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Bauma is the largest construction equipment fair in the world.  It takes place at the Munich Messe every three years.  Over half a million people visited the fair in 2016.  It is no surprise that accommodation rates in the city skyrocket during the week long fair.  There were over 3,400 exhibitors from 58 countries this […]