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From Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0 – IV

Technology is a tool, it has always been a tool. However, there have been some technologies that have shaped evolution and actually prompted evolution. The very first technologies (stone cutting -extracting and shaping-, bronze smelting, and iron/steel production) gave the name to entire epochs. More recently we have had use …

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3D printing slash the cost of prosthetics

The cost of a prosthetic limb may well approach and exceed 100,000$, depending on the sophistication. Additionally, customising a prosthetic limb requires several visits with a specialised doctor and follow up visits to make sure the limb fits as it should and to learn using it. Moreover, the cost of …

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3D printing a Digital Camera

This is not about a product, not even about an object: it is about what technology can enable each one of us. Kevin McAlee my be described as a passionate do-it-yourself technologist. He has been spending time in developing his own home-made robots and giving them a “soul” -aka writing …

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Echography on the go

I guess you have experienced a ultrasound test in your life. It involves a laying on a bed with a doctor moving a probe over the part of your body to be monitored. The probe generates ultrasounds that penetrate under the skin and bounce back at different rate depending on …

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Technology adoption 2021

Yesterday I attended the Italian event focussing on the Digital Transformation status in Italy, with the presentation of the yearly report. The report focusses on Italy but does this introducing comparison with EU and US, hence it is an interesting observation point on what is going on. In spite of …

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The future is already in your ears

Earbuds have become so tiny and light that you can forget you are wearing them. For some, they have become an integral part of their “persona”. Let a few years go by and the broad adoption of aural augmented reality (getting augmented information through sound and voice, seamlessly, through earbuds) …

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3D printing for space communications

As I had the opportunity to mention in previous posts the whole area of satellite communications is getting ready for a revolution. A number of companies are already launching low satellites in low orbits. This has the advantage of lowering the cost of launch and decreasing the power required to …

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