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Seven Secrets to Resilience

As the economy improves in fits and starts, selling your products and services remains unusually tough. Never has resilience been more critical for small-business owners. The ability to steadfastly push through challenges is a valuable trait that seems to come naturally to some entrepreneurs. Others can adapt over time to become wiser and more confident after each trying situation…

 

Businesses must focus on sustainability – Advisor

The sustainability advisor to PwC, Mr Will Day has warned that corporate activities were having a serious impact on the world and that it was high time businesses begin to think sustainably.   He said the rapid degradation and depletion of the earth resources, given people and businesses’ ability to consume way beyond the planet’s capacity to regenerate itself, posed a big threat to life…

 

DARPA Robotics Challenge Features Disaster-response Tasks

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge teams using DARPA’s Atlas robot, developed by Boston Dynamics, met in Waltham, Mass., in January to learn about upgrades to the robot. It was redesigned with the goal of improving power efficiency to better support battery operation. About 75 percent of the robot was rebuilt. Only the lower legs and feet were carried over from the original design.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge teams using DARPA’s Atlas robot, developed by Boston Dynamics, met in Waltham, Mass., in January to learn about upgrades to the robot. It was redesigned with the goal of improving power efficiency to better support battery operation. About 75 percent of the robot was rebuilt. Only the lower legs and feet were carried over from the original design.

Twenty-five human-robot teams from seven countries will compete for $3.5 million in prizes June 5-6 during the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s robotics finals in California, DARPA program manager Dr. Gill Pratt said during a recent teleconference. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge teams using DARPA’s Atlas robot, developed by Boston Dynamics, met in Waltham, Mass., in January to learn about upgrades to the robot. It was redesigned with the goal of improving power efficiency to better support battery operation. About 75 percent of the robot was rebuilt. Only the lower legs and feet were carried over from the original design. Lighter materials allowed for inclusion of a battery and a new pump system with only a modest increase in overall weight. The upgraded robot is 6-foot-2 inches tall and weigh

 

 

Vanuatu president: Cyclone Pam was ‘a monster’

The president of Vanuatu has described the devastating cyclone that blasted through the South Pacific island chain as “a monster” that killed at least 24 people and left 3,300 displaced, according to the United Nations. Cyclone Pam, possibly the worst cyclone in the Pacific’s history, slammed into Vanuatu late Friday, with wind speeds of more than 165 mph, making it a Category 5 storm…

 

 

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