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Geak Android smartwatches 'last a week or more' between charges
October 31, 2014
29 October 2014 One of China's leading tech firms has unveiled two Android-powered smartwatches that it says can last about a week between charges. That represents a substantial gain on alternatives that can struggle to run longer than a day. The Geak Watch 2 models achieve the feat by using a hybrid screen that switches between a "high definition" LCD colour display and a "standby mode" battery-saving e-ink one.

A foundation for success; Greenpac founder Susan Chong recognised early on that it needed a strong organisational system in place in order to grow rapidly.
October 31, 2014
WHEN it comes to training her employees, Greenpac founder and CEO Susan Chong is not afraid to lead from the front. Even as she spent the last 12 years building up one of the region's leading makers of environmentally friendly packaging, the entrepreneur has found time to pursue leadership and management programmes here and abroad. She took up a two-year executive MBA programme at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009, and more recently has attended management courses at Harvard Business School as well as one conducted by management consultants McKinsey & Company. Ms Chong also strives for self-improvement outside the classroom. She is one of the founding members of the Business Leaders Alumni Club and has taken part in Spring Singapore's Business Advisors Programme, where external consultants were assigned to mentor the company on its operations.

Editorial: Future Flight
October 31, 2014
The aerospace industry is constantly looking for ways to cut costs on passenger aircraft and the latest experiment could be a preview of what flights will be like a few years from now, and its based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). OLEDs are a combination of advanced materials that give out their own light when activated by electricity. Unlike LCD and plasma displays, they do not need a backlight, so they use less energy and can be much thinner than other displays, while also providing a higher contrast. Currently, the focus is on wallpapering them on rooms, effectively turning the walls into lights. That could also revolutionise aircraft design by creating full length screens instead of windows on aircraft. The concept of the windowless plane is being tested at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) in England that works with companies to develop new products. It imagines how large, hi-definition, ultra-thin and lightweight displays could form the inside of the fuselage, displaying images of the exterior from cameras mounted on the plane's exterior.

>>>ANSA/ Sistine Chapel shines in new LED-lit glory; Innovations aim to allow Chapel to survive mass tourism rigours
October 30, 2014
(By John Phillips). (ANSA) Vatican City - After three years of preparations, dazzling new lighting in the Sistine Chapel has spirited almost three-dimensional life into Michelangelo's muscular nudes awaiting the Last Judgement, an advance peek arranged by the Vatican disclosed.

Mondi PLC Upgrade of Moody's Long Term Credit Rating to Baa2
October 30, 2014
Mondi Limited (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) (Registration number: 1967/013038/06) JSE share code: MND ISIN: ZAE000156550

IQE PLC Iqe Plc : $1.1m Contract Win For Infrared Division
October 30, 2014
IQE plc Cardiff, UK. 30 October 2014: IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services, has agreed a long term supply contract for its world leading infrared materials with a leading global semiconductor manufacturer. The new order, which is worth approximately $1.1m over the next twelve months, represents the largest single purchase order for indium antimonide (InSb) products manufactured by IQE Infrared's UK substrate manufacturing business unit.

W Resources PLC Strong Trenching Exploration -4-
October 30, 2014
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SMIC and ASML sign volume purchase agreement
October 30, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, or SMIC, a semiconductor foundry, and ASML Holding N.V., a provider of lithography systems, have signed a volume purchase agreement, or VPA, that will provide SMIC with lithography systems from ASML.

VAMPIRE ENERGY: 5 ENERGY MYTHS THAT WILL SHOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF
October 30, 2014
The following information was released by the UK Government: With Halloween approaching and with the help of our energy conscious vampire, we're busting 5 common myths about energy saving. #VampireEnergy

Mankato's 75F takes prize in regional competition
October 30, 2014
A Mankato company, 75F, which has developed sensors and cloud-based software that computes the forecast nightly and saves energy for small commercial buildings, has won a regional entrepreneurial competition.


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