Gupta doubles down on green industrial plans for Whyalla, powered by cheap renewables | RenewEconomy

Perhaps we should have Sanjeev Gupta running for PM? Australia needs more of this forward looking vision. So, as we noted around this time last year: Whyalla is not a ghost town at all – even despite the closure of the nearby coal generator that was forecast to destroy industry in the state. In fact, … Continue reading Gupta doubles down on green industrial plans for Whyalla, powered by cheap renewables | RenewEconomy

US Army soldiers will soon wear Microsoft’s HoloLens AR goggles in combat – MIT Technology Review

US Army soldiers will soon wear Microsoft’s HoloLens AR goggles in combat Microsoft has won a $480 million deal to supply more than 100,000 augmented-reality HoloLens headsets to the US Army, Bloomberg reports. Uses? The Army plans to use the headsets for combat missions as well as training. The technology will be adapted to incorporate night vision and … Continue reading US Army soldiers will soon wear Microsoft’s HoloLens AR goggles in combat – MIT Technology Review

China’s giant transmission grid could be the key to cutting climate emissions – MIT Technology Review

Looks like the Chinese are quietly getting on with pushing technology advancement whilst the US remains introverted and fixated on Trump and his chaotic management. "The workers were erecting a critical component of the world’s first 1.1-million volt transmission line, at a time when US companies are struggling to build anything above 500,000 volts. Once the government-owned utility, State … Continue reading China’s giant transmission grid could be the key to cutting climate emissions – MIT Technology Review

The keys to a successful digital transformation | McKinsey

A good article from McKinsey re the challenges of digital transformation, interesting to note that of the five main categories, four are people and process related. —— As digital technologies dramatically reshape industry after industry, many companies are pursuing large-scale change efforts to capture the benefits of these trends or simply to keep up with … Continue reading The keys to a successful digital transformation | McKinsey

A Model for the Future of Education

An interesting take on the challenges with   Education from the guy running the X Prize foundation.... For me it’s about passion, curiosity, imagination, critical thinking, and grit. Source: A Model for the Future of Education

​Data61 says Australia is still missing out on innovation opportunity | ZDNet

Agree that Australia needs to focus and provide more support to innovation as an avenue for growth, I particularly like the line.."The AU$315 billion projected figure is just if Australia reaches parody with its OECD peers,"!?!?!?! Think someone should have proof read the article! ---- Launching a new report from Data61, Digital Innovation: Australia's $315b Opportunity, … Continue reading ​Data61 says Australia is still missing out on innovation opportunity | ZDNet

Business gives up on Coalition, turns to Labor and states on energy, climate | RenewEconomy

But here we are, and an advisor to one of the most prominent business lobby groups admitted to RenewEconomy late last week the unthinkable: “There is no longer any point engaging with the Coalition on climate and energy policy. ” Instead, the business lobby now turns to the states, and to federal Labor, which proposes … Continue reading Business gives up on Coalition, turns to Labor and states on energy, climate | RenewEconomy