Photonex 2015 - The annual Nano-Spectroscopy and Bio-Imaging meeting is announced

Significant advances in the development of optical techniques have led to an ever increasing role of photonics in the study of various problems in biological and chemical sciences, in medicine and clinical sciences. Researchers are continually looking for better ways to analyse complex processes and photonics underpins many of the most promising approaches for medical diagnosis, drug development, therapeutic intervention and other clinical and life science applications.

IoT Day 2015 Highlights

Designed as an open invitation to the Internet of Things Community to participate in an event, host a hackathon, or just share a beer/coffee with a friend or fellow collaborator focused around the IoT and its implications.

Mark Roberti: RFID Is Not Just for Big Companies

Jul 20, 2015—Radio frequency identification has largely been seen as a technology for large manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies and so forth. That was true, largely because big companies typically have many more assets or product shipments to track and because they had the resources to deploy an RFID system and overcome any challenges that might have come up. Smaller companies with fewer resources felt the risks of deploying a system might be too great.

Tim Skinner: KT, Nokia launch Internet of Things lab

Korean telco KT, alongside Nokia Networks, has announced the launch of the country’s first dedicated lab for progressing the development of the internet of things, making good on its MoU pledge at MWC earlier this year, reports

Nokia Networks has slated the lab to be the bedrock of its targeted “Programmable World” project by utilising the convergence of IT and telecoms. It claims small and medium-sized IoT firms looking for advice, expertise and an environment in which to test new products and ideas will be able to make the best use of the lab.

Zeus Kerravala: New approach to Internet of Things security addresses merger of IT and OT

The concept of the Industrial "Internet of Things" (IoT) is still a bit of an enigma for most organizations, but it is certainly of high interest. I've been presenting on this topic at the IT Roadmap events and the sessions have been packed. If you find yourself in New York on July 29, stop by the Javits and see the session.

Jenny Judge: The Search for Solitude in an internet of things

Solitude has long been the condition for inspiration. John the Baptist fled to the desert; Descartes retreated to his fireside; Mahler took refuge in his lakeside cabin. Through solitude, religious, intellectual or creative enlightenment can be reached. As Nietzsche said: “How can anyone become a thinker if he does not spend at least a third of the day without passions, people and books?”

Lawrence Ampofo: podcasts on #IoT

You might be interested in these podcast interviews we have conducted (and continue to!) with thought-leaders talking about their experiences and perspectives on the various aspects of the Internet of Things. They’re all around 40 minutes long and we have some amazing people coming up as part of the series.

We get a lot of our guests via suggestions from our subscribers on iTunes and Stitcher but if you can suggest someone interesting you would like to hear from then we’d really appreciate your suggestions.

Here are some of the interviews that are up already:

Eric Barnett: IBlinds will allow the customers to control any two inch horizontal blinds:

IBlinds will allow the customers to control any two inch horizontal blinds: set up a specific time to open and close, adjust them to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, remotely control a single or groups of blinds, from anywhere in the house or in the world.

A user can install the intelligent motor inside the blind headrail in 10 minutes, without the need for tools, messy remodelling or professional programming.

Nick Waddell: BlackBerry could spend a half-billion to compete in Internet of Things, says Cormack

BlackBerry (TSX:BB, Nasdaq:BBRY) is one of many companies looking to win in the Internet of Things space, but acquisitions could hasten its progress, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse.

Tse spent time recently with BlackBerry CFO James Yersh. He says the meetings were quite timely, with the company’s Q1, 2016 results just in the rearview mirror and its annual security summit imminent.

Uday Salunkhe: Realising smart cities dream: A few lessons from Rio de Janeiro

Recently the Union Cabinet has cleared a project to develop 100 smart cities across India and revitalise another 500 in the country, with a budget running to approximately Rs 1 lakh crore over a period of five years. While Rs 48,000 crore has been allowed for the Smart Cities Mission, a sum of Rs 50,000 crore has been sanctioned for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation of 500 cities — also called Amrut — that could subsequently lead to cities becoming smart subsequently.

But what is a smart city?

No city can be Smart City if children are not safe: MoS Home Kiren Rijiju

Talking about the statistics on sexual abuse, Minister of State for Home Affairs said that "I believe that for a society or a country, the level of progress is determined by how safe the children are."

Initiatives such as 'Smart City' project cannot be successful unless children are provided with a safe and secure environment, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Friday as he described the statistics on sexual abuse of children in the country as discouraging.


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