Fermentation- CO2 reuse

Making good use of excess CO2

Renewable energy powers reuse of CO2 – Sustainable process to convert a harmful greenhouse gas to useful chemicals- Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals. The two companies are working on

Fuel Efficiency without electrification- Mazda

How efficient can an internal combustion engine get? – Mazda comes out on top in United States Environmental Protection Agency report. SKYACTIV model range achieves top spot with no diesels or electrification in U.S. market. Real-world mileage and CO2 emissions improve as Mazda again beats all

The dark side of automation- Job loss

Challenges of Rapid Automation: In this last article on automation in the workplace, the focus is on the human cost of automation’s  latest push into the workplace. In the previous set of articles, we’ve focused on Robots’ increasing presence in healthcare, transportation and the military.

Robots and Humans- A Hybrid Assembly line

The daily routine of autonomous robots:  More than 1,600 km and 23,800 parts- Martorell, January 10, 2018.– A blue light goes on at 5 o’clock in the morning in the engines warehouse. It belongs to one of the 125 robots that begins its route in

Drone and Aircraft Carrier

Robots At Work- Part 5- Military

Ed. Note:   Links to the four previous automation posts are listed at the bottom. Tesla Autonomous Car Something important happened on October 19th. No, not the contentious debate- but an automation announcement, one which might prove to be much more a  historic milestone than a

Mercedes Bus drives itself

Automated Work Part 4 – Transportation

Driverless Public Transit Vehicles – Thus far, in our “work automation” series, we’ve posted about factory and logistics mechanization,  self guided travel, and robotics in  health care. This post is completely transportation- specifically,  what’s new about your commute now? How will automation effect how we travel