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💡#9 - "The BBBP" - Digital Twin, Real-time data, and Going to Mars and Beyond!
How can we protect the planet with all the technologies and developments we have? How could we provide a better future to the next generation? What would be the world in the future looks like?
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The second Podcast Episode with Nicolas Waern and Brian Turner titled Leaving no Engineer behind - Healthy Ontology Wars, Knowledge transformation, solving metadata interoperability challenges in practice, has been released. It is an episode you don’t wanna miss!
Articles and content that will help in going Beyond Buildings:
Oculus Quest Pro: Everything We Know So Far! The Oculus Quest Pro is an upgraded version of the Oculus Quest 2 that has been rumored throughout the summer. Those rumors turned into more on September 12th, 2021, when some smart users uncovered references to the hardware in version 32 of the Quest’s firmware.
Google launches ‘digital twin’ tool for logistics and manufacturing. With Supply Chain Twin, companies can bring together data from multiple sources by enabling views of the datasets to be shared with suppliers and partners. The solution supports enterprise business systems that contain an organization’s locations, products, orders, and inventory operations data as well as data from suppliers and partners such as stock and inventory levels and material transportation status. Supply Chain Twin also draws from public sources of contextual data such as weather, risk, and sustainability.
NASA adopting Apache Kafka to enable real-time data from Mars. For most of the agency’s space exploration history, NASA’s workflows from space were slow, even accounting for the transmission times required across tens of millions of miles. The building and launching process for satellites and probes happens over a long lifecycle, so missions often went into space with some technology that was already out of date. The DSN has always been reliable, but it couldn’t accommodate the massive growth of data or the real-time use of it.
When north goes south: Is Earth's magnetic field flipping? Earth’s magnetic field is generated by the convection of molten iron in the planet’s core, around 1,800 miles (2896 km) beneath our feet. This superheated liquid generates electric currents that in turn produce electromagnetic fields. While the processes that drive pole reversal are comparatively less understood, computer simulations of planetary dynamics show that the reversals arise spontaneously. This is supported by the observation of the Sun’s magnetic field, which reverses approximately every 11 years.
Not a single G20 country is in line with the Paris Agreement on climate, analysis shows. "Gas is a fossil fuel, and any investment into gas today risks becoming a stranded asset. And while interest in green hydrogen has grown exponentially, there is still a large number of hydrogen projects in the pipeline where it's produced from gas," Hare said. "Hydrogen produced from gas still produces carbon, and is inconsistent with reaching net zero."
Fossil fuel firms sue governments across the world for £13bn as climate policies threaten profits. Fossil fuel companies are suing governments across the world for more than $18bn (£13bn) after action against climate change has threatened their profits, according to research conducted by campaign group Global Justice Now and provided exclusively to Sky News. Five energy companies, including British companies Rockhopper and Ascent, are using a legal process that allows commercial entities to sue governments under international laws governing trade agreements and treaties.
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