Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

May 21, 2017

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …


Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed – BBC News

May 18, 2017

They include 11 new species from Brazil of the Manihot shrub known for its starchy root, cassava. Seven species of the South African plant best known for red bush or rooibos tea were discovered, of which six are already threatened with extinction. Other discoveries include new relatives of Aloe Vera, widely used in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Prof Kathy Willis, director of science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, said the new discoveries hold “huge promise” for …


CNN 10 – May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

… push of a button and a short vertical ride. industries likewise didn’t have to compete for geographically important locations. In the 1860s, New York City’s financial district was so overcrowded, they considered moving it uptown. But then the elevator came along and allowed Wall Street to grow up. Today, there are an estimated 900,000 elevators in America alone, making 18 billion trips a year, and occasionally giving me vertigo. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: Eugene Romanovsky is a man who …


Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… reduce energy usage by making better use of resources and improve care for the elderly by finding more time for meaningful human contact. In the area of transport, machine learning will power autonomous vehicles. Many industries could turn to algorithms to increase productivity. Financial services could become increasingly automated and law firms may use machine learning to carry out basic research. Routine tasks will be done faster, challenging business models that rely on charging hourly …


This startup wants to run the internet of things via nano satellite

April 12, 2017

… says,” she explained. In the past, nano satellites have been used for scientific missions, but more recently for commercial activities like Earth observation and mapping. Plant Labs, the California company founded by Australian Chris Boshuizen, is one player in this space. But Tata Nardini wants her constellation to help network smart devices and sensors across industries. “Fleet is playing in a space device connectivity which is quite unique. We want to be frontrunners,” she …


10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Sarah Holmlund Whether youre changing careers completely or just getting started, you probably have only a vague idea of how various industries operate (and often that image comes from a TV show or movie). For example, maybe you think every media job is exactly like the roles embodied by the journalists in the movie Spotlight. Or, you believe that engineering jobs are a close replica of the ones portrayed in HBO’s Silicon Valley. If you want to get a glimpse at your …


Souks, sea and surf: Riding giants in Morocco

March 29, 2017

… For decades, fish has been big business in Essaouira, the charming, former Portuguese settlement on the west coast of Morocco. Tasting the ‘fruits of the sea’ As stocks have depleted, however, the locals have started to shift their focus to more lucrative industries. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Morocco guide: 10 things to know before you go The Atlas Mountains: Morocco’s hidden travel gem 10 street foods to try in Morocco More …


Here’s how an Uber recruiter discussed sexism with a potential hire

March 26, 2017

… Francisco, where Uber is headquartered. It’s no secret that the company is aggressively hiring. Uber reported having more than 9,000 employees in early January. That changed to more than 11,000 in late February. While the female recruiter speaking to Taylor blamed industries, including the tech industry, with having a systemic issue with sexism, this recruiter apparently knows it’s a hard time at Uber. Here’s the email exchange from February 10 to March 15, with the name and …


Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… “non-tariff barriers” – different rules on packaging, safety and standards. Many others are abolished and the same rules and regulations apply across the area. There are EU-wide regulations covering a whole host of industries and products on everything from food standards and the use of chemicals to working hours and health and safety. For goods, the single market was largely completed in 1992, but the market for services remains a work in progress a quarter of a century …