Tag: power

February 21, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Ploughman’s lunch The ploughman’s lunch – all porky pies?  Alludes to rustic, outdoor, bygone times, but actually dates from 1950s promotion in pubs to boost cheese sales.  Sounds hot, sophisticated & substantial, when it’s a simple, light meal – bread, cheese, pickle, maybe added pie, egg & salad – eaten cold, with a glass of…

April 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Newsworthy Readers will pay for newsworthy content as good journalism still has the power to change lives.  Ideas & information matter in a knowledge economy.  News will get shorter, quicker + more graphical, digital, automated, personalized & paid for – but is still cheap.  News is an industry in transition, not in decline Guessed the Word? …

December 28, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Unify A Unified Payments Interface (UPI) enables instant & easy money exchanges from person-to-person or person-to-merchant. India’s 2-yr old UPI system has 115 lenders & handled ₹542bn rupees ($7.5 bn) of transactions in Aug 2018, up from ₹31m in Aug 2017.  All together now: the ramp-up power of a network Guessed the Word?       …

August 6, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Lithium Light, conductive & with other electrical properties, lithium is vital for electric vehicle, laptop & smartphonebatteries.1/2 the world’s deposits of this rare, valuable metal are in Chile. Large reserves also in Cornwall, UK.  Price has surged from £1,900 ($2,470) a tonne in 2002 to £12,750 ($16,500) now.  World produces 220,000 tonnes a year.  Demand…

November 15, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Quantum bit Artificial intelligence, powered by quantum computing, is all down to 0s and 1s. A classical bit can be a 0 or a 1. A qubit can be a 0, or a 1, or both at the same time. 2 qubits can explore 4 states: 00, 01, 10, 11.  A 50-qubit quantum computer can explore 1.125 quadrillion…

November 1, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Oligopoly Music industry is an oligopoly.  3 labels – Sony, Universal and Warner Music – control majority of market share by owning 80% of every piece of music ever recorded. Guessed the Word?      Series 11 (2/4)       [photo:Stocksnap]