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Surveilling aging infrastructure using fiber-optics

Somni Solutions, a small startup from The Hague, provided fiber-optic tilt sensors for the new Genoa bridge, which recently reopened, two years after the tragic collapse. CTO Remco Nieuwland explains how his company acquired this prestigious assignment and why we should start monitoring our own aging infrastructure.

Headlines

UT quantum computing institute doesn’t pick sides
Philips speeds up diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
Sioux expansion builds production abilities
Benelux solar teams fill the podium at European Solar Challenge
Tesla takes battery production in-house to build 25k car
Noldus digs its heels in against damning Amnesty report
Salvia’s neurostimulatory foils raise 26 million
Battery patenting activity on a runaway
TNO and Lightyear carpool to advance solar tech
Braincreators and Advantech put heads together for AI on the edge

Holst Centre betting big on the foil battery

Can billions of micropillars make for a better battery than we currently have? Yes, Holst Centre believes, after the final piece of the puzzle fell into place in the lab recently. Now, the institute is looking to scale up and commercialize the technology.

In other news

Inventor of the pixel Russell Kirsch dies at 91 (Gizmodo)
Thermo Fisher will be fine without Qiagen (Seeking Alpha)
Signify to close Kansas facility, moving production outside of the US (Evertiq)

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Planning for business agility

The world has moved from planned and offline to real-time and online. The risk is that we lose track of the long term in favor of an overly strong sprint focus.

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