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Are Smart Islands the next step to EU sustainability success?

Running an island is hard work. Sure, some like Ibiza thrive as vacation destinations and profit from tourism, but due to their insularity, many are heavily dependent on energy—especially fossil fuels. Islands are also faced with the challenge of maintaining (or creating) a sustainable local environment and ecosystem while still managing issues such as high transportation costs and pollution. With about 11 percent of the world’s population living on islands, this becomes an issue not just for tourism, but also for the actual residents.


ABB collaborative robot YuMi celebrates conducting debut with Andrea Bocelli

YuMi, the dual-arm robot made by Swiss technology firm ABB, was a host conductor on Tuesday at the Teatro Verdi, in Pisa, Italy. The collaborative robot took the stage with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra in front of 800 guest, where they performed “La Donna è Mobile,” the famous aria from Verdi’s “Rigoletto.”


adidas and Siemens set to collaborate in the digital production of sporting goods

adidas and Siemens today announced their intention to collaborate in the digital production of sporting goods. As part of a joint research and development program, the partners will be working to drive forward the digitalization of the adidas SPEEDFACTORY to ultimately develop capabilities for fast, transparent and individualized production.