Join another event from our EPC series. We will tackle pre-contractual challenges: negotiating, tendering, provisioning the contract and more mainly in Oil and Gas, Petrochemical refineries and Power Generation. Attend, gain valuable info as well as CLE credit hours!
The life of the blind in a smart city
Based on a World Health Organization report, 38 million people in the world are blind. Furthermore, 110 million have low vision and are at great risk of becoming blind.
Besides the challenges posed by the physical world, they also have to learn how to live in the digital world. It is truly amazing how much technology has progressed in recent years. There's still room for improvement, but so many things are becoming possible these days. Computers definitely have changed the lives of us all, but the most significant changes have been for the lives of blind people. So, how does it feel to use smart technology as a blind person?
Most people probably are not aware of the fact that since 2006, all Mac computers have been developed with a standard screen reader built into them. By simply giving a couple of commands to the computer, you can turn that feature on and a blind person can begin to use it. Technological innovation has brought some positive and incredibly good changes for the blind.
Interested in this topic?
District Cooling Operations & Maintenance Masterclass
This three-day training course will enhance the theoretical as well as practical concept to operations and maintenance of District Cooling. The program also covers DC plant electrical orientation and configuration.
Process Analyzers and Sampling Systems
Achieve optimal performance through understanding of operating principles, possible interference and practical knowledge.
Wind of change
How many wind turbines would it take to power the world? Steve Sawyer the Global Wind Energy Council's Secretary General, did the math: 21,000 terawatt-hours (the average annual global electricity consumption) divided by 0.005256 terawatt-hours of annual wind energy production per wind turbine equals approximately 3,995,434 onshore turbines.
Gone with the Wind
In last years, the wind energy has matured dramatically. We have prepared an infographic to immerse you in the topic.
Let's have an eco-ride with the Renault Twizy
A few days ago, I attended a smart and green city solutions exhibition. As I was passing by the booths, an unusual looking car grabbed my attention.