New Technologies – Tech Com Forces Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Technologies – Tech Com Forces 32 32 CCELL® Celebrates 2022 Achievements Including Multiple Awards, Exhibit at MJBizCon, Launch of New CCELL EVO Heating Technology Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:15:00 +0000

Shenzhen, China, November 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CCELL®, the world’s leading technology brand focused on creating cutting-edge vaping hardware products and advanced vaporization technology, today announced that the company is celebrating notable achievements as 2022 begins to come to an end, including winning three awards, exhibiting as an exhibitor at MJBizCon 2022, and launching their new technology and products, including CCELL EVO, Rizoand Palm Pro.


As a silver sponsor of MJBizCon, CCELL showcased the recently launched CCELL EVO, a revolutionary new heating technology. CCELL also held a VIP customer appreciation event during the show, where guests could learn about new technology and immerse themselves in CCELL’s innovative culture.

CCELL is an industry leader in vaping technology and was the first to create the famous ceramic heating technology in 2016. By researching trends through social listening and creating products directly aligned with what consumers are looking for, CCELL has developed EVO, a new heating technology that not only provides bigger vapor clouds, better flavors and true compatibility with live resin, but also results in 35% lower carbon emissions. less greenhouse gases throughout the production process.

CCELL’s latest product, Palm Pro, made its debut at the show. It’s a new addition to the Palm family, enhanced with a visible LED status light, 3 voltage settings, 10-second warm-up feature, and full airflow control. Palm Pro will be available in five colors, which consumers voted for via social media. by CCELL RIZO and M3 More The batteries have been selling well since their launch earlier this year, with promising predictions for 2023. The batteries offer superior performance and the choice between maximizing power or flavor at the flick of a switch.

CCELL’s products won three coveted awards in 2022. A fan favorite, CCELL’s DART-X, won the “Favorite Vaporizer” category at O’Cannabiz in Torontoand “Best CBD Device” at the World CBD Awards in Barcelona. In addition, Dutch botanicalswho uses CCELL cartridges, saw their Grumpz Living Soil Live Rosin Cart receive an award in the ‘Non-Distillate Vape Pens’ category at the 2022 Colorado High Times Cannabis Cup.

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About CCELL®

CCELL® is a technology brand and global innovator in portable vaporizers that revolutionized the industry by introducing the ceramic heating component. CCELL® was born at the headquarters of Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited, which has more than 10 years of expertise in the vaping industry. With advanced R&D resources, patented technologies, strong production capacity and reliable quality control systems, CCELL® is recognized worldwide for its outstanding vaping technology and superior devices.

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A new solar harvesting system breaks records Sat, 19 Nov 2022 18:00:00 +0000

A University of Houston professor reports on a new type of solar energy harvesting system called thermophotovoltaic (STPV) that is breaking the efficiency record of all existing technologies. And no less important, it paves the way for the use solar energy 24/7.

Photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight directly into energy have come a long way. Yet with all the research, history and science behind it, there are limits to the amount of solar energy that can be harvested and used – as its production is limited to daylight only.

Bo Zhao, a professor at the University of Houston, continues his historic quest by presenting a new type of solar energy harvesting system that breaks the efficiency record of all existing technologies. And no less important, it paves the way for the use of solar energy 24/7.

Zhao said, “With our architecture, the efficiency of solar energy harvesting can be improved to the thermodynamic limit.” Zhao, Kalsi assistant professor of mechanical engineering and his doctoral student Sina Jafari Ghalekohneh reported their findings in the journal Applied physical examination. The thermodynamic limit is the theoretically possible absolute maximum of the efficiency of converting sunlight into electricity.

How it works?

Traditional solar thermal photovoltaic relies on an interlayer to adapt sunlight for better efficiency. The front side of the middle layer (the side facing the sun) is designed to absorb all photons coming from the sun. In this way, solar energy is converted into thermal energy of the interlayer and raises the temperature of the interlayer.

But the thermodynamic efficiency limit of STPVs, which has long been understood as the black body limit (85.4%), is still well below the Landsberg limit (93.3%), the ultimate efficiency limit for harvesting solar energy.

Zhao explained, “In this work, we show that the efficiency deficit is caused by the inevitable back-emission from the middle layer towards the sun resulting from the reciprocity of the system. We propose non-reciprocal STPV systems that use an intermediate layer with non-reciprocal radiative properties. Such a non-reciprocal intermediate layer can substantially suppress its back-emission towards the sun and channel more photon flux towards the cell.

“We show that with such improvement, the non-reciprocal STPV system can reach the Landsberg limit, and practical STPV systems with single-junction photovoltaic cells can also experience a significant increase in efficiency,” he said. he adds.

In addition to improved efficiency, STPVs promise compactness and dispatchability (electricity can be programmed on demand according to market needs).

In one important application scenario, VTPVs can be coupled with a cost-effective thermal energy storage unit to generate electricity 24/7.

“Our work highlights the great potential of non-reciprocal thermal photonic components in energy applications. The proposed system offers a new way to significantly improve the performance of STPV systems. This could pave the way for the implementation of non-reciprocal systems in practical STPV systems currently used in power plants,” Zhao said.


As an intellectual exercise, it is an elegant piece of work showing where to look for more efficiency. This is a strong case for non-reciprocal solar thermophotovoltaics. But they have not yet been designed and manufactured.

Perhaps this work will trigger progress. 93. +% is definitely something to look for. And this “cost-effective thermal energy storage unit” will also need work.

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Statement on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems at CCW Annual Meeting Wed, 16 Nov 2022 17:06:18 +0000

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Human Rights Watch and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic released a 40-page report titled “A program of actionwhich proposes that countries begin a process of concluding treaties to protect humanity from autonomous weapons systems.

Delegating life or death decisions to machines crosses a moral line, as they would be unable to appreciate the value of human life and respect human dignity. The loss of meaningful human control over the use of force also poses legal, liability, and security threats.

Our new report shows how a handful of major military powers have repeatedly blocked CCW proposals to negotiate new international law that would address growing concerns about autonomous weapons systems.

Such an agreement is feasible and achievable. More than 70 countries see an urgent need for “internationally agreed rules and limits” on autonomous weapon systems. This goal is strongly supported by scientists, religious leaders, military veterans, industry and Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

Governments now have a much better understanding of the essential elements of the legal framework needed to address this issue. There is strong recognition that a new international treaty should ban autonomous weapon systems that inherently lack meaningful human control or that target people. The treaty should also ensure that other weapon systems are never used without meaningful human oversight.

Old models of humanitarian disarmament provide valuable lessons for alternative processes of negotiating a new treaty on killer robots. Processes could be independent, ie taking place outside the UN, or initiated by the UN General Assembly.

Our new report identifies four characteristics of these alternative processes that are particularly conducive to the conclusion of robust treaties in a timely manner: a common objective; vote-based decision making; clear and ambitious deadlines; and a commitment to inclusiveness.

The longer the issue of killer robots remains stuck in the CCW forum, the more time developers of autonomous weapon systems have to perfect new technologies and achieve commercial viability. A new treaty would help stem arms races and avoid proliferation by stigmatizing the removal of human control.

As co-founder of the Stop Killer Robots campaign, Human Rights Watch fully supports his call states to initiate a diplomatic process for a legal instrument prohibiting and regulating autonomous weapon systems.


From Paphos to Zagreb: Technology helps visitors see ancient cities from a new perspective Sun, 13 Nov 2022 06:02:25 +0000

Imagine traveling to a city where all tourist offers are available on a application and in your mother tongue Language. where you don’t need waiting line for the galleries because the installations can be imagined using your smartphone. Or where virtual reality (VR) reconstructions of historical events bring life to heritage sites.

Smart cities are redefining tourism.

Two years of pandemic-related travel restrictions have changed the way we experience the world. Virtual tours helped us explore destinations from the comfort of our couches, and Business trip decreased as video calls took over.

Now borders have reopened, countries are capitalizing on this technology to attract tourists and improve their experiences.

The term ‘smart city‘ might make you think of robots walk the streets, steal cars crossing the sky or control public services by artificial intelligence. The reality is slightly different, but no less exciting.

To be a smart city is to stand out in accessibility, sustainabilitydigitization, creativity and protection of cultural heritage.

DenmarkThe capital has led the way on this even before the pandemic. The Copenhagen Visitor Service invites tourists to plan their itineraries using touchscreen guides, robots and VR glasses, while an application disseminates information and collects data to help improve the service.

Hoping to join those ranks, destinations like Zagreb in Croatia and Pafos in Cyprus spare no effort. They use technologies such as augmented reality (AR) to create virtual experiences usually reserved for the gaming industry.

These initiatives have seen the two cities shortlisted for the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2023, a competition that rewards the outstanding achievements of European cities as tourist destinations.

AR turns Zagreb into a giant virtual art exhibition

Last month, the Zagreb Tourist Board teamed up with tech company Equinox to transform the capital of Croatia in a giant virtual art exhibition, called Art Future.

Visitors were asked to download the Equinox XR app to their phone. Once they reached the location of a particular “installation”, they could open their camera on the app and the masterpieces has been overlaid in AR – a familiar experience for all Pokémon GO players out there.

“Augmented reality is a technology that allows people to experience virtual content, rooted in the real world around them”, explains Ivan Voras, founder of Equinox and technical director of the exhibition.

“It can be achieved through special hardware like glasses, but it’s much more effective and is currently reaching a wider audience to do so via mobile phones.”

Nineteen contemporary artists, animators and 3D modelers from around the world presented their “rental art” – virtual art in real places – at Art Future.

“Visitors and locals [could] see works of art created by great international artists in almost every square or park in the city,” says Ivan. The themes spanned the polarizing world of NFTthe healing power of art and design solutions global warming.

It was not the first time that Equinox had teamed up with the Zagreb Tourist Board for a forward-looking exhibition. At Christmas, they placed animated and interactive gift boxes around town for people to find.

Both projects created digital exhibits firmly rooted in the real world – and demonstrated how technology can be used to improve sightseeing attractions without the need for major infrastructure.

Paphos brings its legendary heritage sites to life with your smartphone

Paphos to the southwest Cyprus is a popular tourist destination. The coastal town is known as the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, and its ancient remains have earned her Unesco World Heritage status.

Take advantage of the city mythical Futuristically past, the Paphos Tourist Board has developed an app that allows users to bring its storied history to life.

The Birthplace of Aphrodite app interacts with three different scenes from the myth.

“By pointing your device at various locations on the beachthe app lets you experience an animated Aphrodite in a real environment,” says Nasos Hadjigeorgiou, head of the Paphos Regional Tourism Board.

Users can see Aphrodite rising from waves as she was born or spy on her relaxing on the beach in augmented reality.

“The main reason we use AR is to convert the intangible part of the experience into tangible, providing digital information and interaction in a real environment,” says Nasos.

Soon, Culture enthusiasts interested in learning more about the myth of Aphrodite will have a new tool at their service.

“We are in the final stages of developing a comprehensive Aphrodite mythos app. This will include information and locations related to the goddess’ birth and life,” Nasos explains.

Besides this new app, the Paphos Tourist Board has big plans for its clever tourism project.

“We are also investing heavily in smart signs, converting static signs into interactive signs [ones]Nasos explains. This will bring 360 degree tours, audio guides in several languagesvideos and photos at visitors’ fingertips.

What can travelers expect from smart destinations in the future?

As the tourism continues to embrace technology, smart destinations are likely to become the norm.

It can materialize in thousands of ways, creating smoother, more memorable and personalized experiences for tourists.

Museums will become more interactive, Landmarks could be digitally overlaid with photos and historical information, and tourists could see how busy the attractions are in real time so they can plan their visits accordingly.

Tourist offices will leverage technology in ever more creative ways, blurring the lines between digital and physical worlds. For example, visit Sweden recently launched ‘Spellbound by Sweden’, a folklore-filled audiobook whose ending can only be heard when you are physically present in a Swedish forest.

There is still a huge gap to be bridged between tradition destination and the smart cities we want to visit. But the progress we are seeing in tourism is already giving us a taste of what travel in the world will be like. coming.

AP Moller – Maersk to expand warehousing footprint in the Philippines Thu, 10 Nov 2022 05:37:19 +0000

AP Moller-Maersk (Maersk) continues to enhance its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities in the Philippines, adding a 100,000 sqm warehouse in Calamba, Laguna. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 9, 2022, and the new facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

An hour’s drive from Manila, the new warehouse will be connected to the regional industrial hub where major manufacturers operate. The facility will be operated by Maersk’s new omnichannel fulfillment team, following its successful acquisition of contract logistics company – LF Logistics. The total area is nearly three times that of LF Logistics’ current multi-service distribution center in Rizal Province and will further strengthen the overall warehouse and distribution footprint in the Philippines.

Maersk’s strategic ambition is to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains. By combining the strength of LF Logistics in the Philippines with strong expertise in our omnichannel fulfillment operations, we will extend the reach of our logistics offerings closer to end consumers. Expanding the warehousing footprint and omnichannel fulfillment skills is critical to our strategic growth, and I’m very pleased that we’re taking the next step with this new facility.

Erry Hardianto

Regional General Manager of Maersk Indonesia and Philippines

The facility will integrate LF Logistics’ key service offerings into Maersk’s product portfolios, including value-added services, distribution services, order management and end-to-end e-commerce. It will have a storage capacity of 75,000 pallets with state-of-the-art fulfillment center technologies like pallet shuttles, automated sorting, lighting, fleet management systems and track and trace capabilities. It will meet the needs of retail, pharmaceutical and e-commerce customers.

Building this mega facility in South Luzon enables us to deliver a more agile, resilient and flexible end-to-end supply chain, complementing the infrastructure and network we have built and maintained over the past two decades in the Philippines. This project will also contribute to creating 800 employment opportunities for the surrounding communities, in line with our corporate social responsibility.

Jocelyn Ramos

Senior Vice President, Head of National and Commercial Development of LF Logistics in the Philippines

The Build-to-Spec agreement was signed with local developer Precos, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Solid Group, Inc., securing a 15-year lease. Additionally, Maersk is striving to build the first warehouse in the Philippines to be certified Gold in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, promoting sustainability in environmentally friendly practices from design to development. .

About AP Moller – Maersk

AP Moller – Maersk is an integrated logistics company that strives to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As a world leader in logistics, the company operates in more than 130 countries and employs more than 100,000 people worldwide. Maersk aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 across the company with new technologies, new vessels and green fuels.

With the successful acquisition of LF Logistics, Maersk operates 96 warehouses in the Philippines.

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Technology opens up new leads in Giles County, TN murder case Fri, 04 Nov 2022 23:07:18 +0000

GILES COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – It has been more than 18 months since beloved businessman Jim Grimes has been shot and killed on his Lynnville property. However, new advances in technology have convinced investigators that the missing piece to solving the homicide lies in their small Giles County community.

“Whether it’s getting rid of evidence or helping, we know these people exist now, and with this information there will obviously be interviews to come in the near future,” Lt. Shane Hunter said. of the Giles County Sheriff’s Department. 2.

What began as a Giles County homicide investigation has grown into a relentless effort with agencies across the country, including the FBI and Homeland Security.

“I’ve been doing this for 25 years and the countless hours people have put in are just astronomical,” Hunter said.

Investigators remain hopeful that there will soon be a resolution for those close to Grimes with developments in areas such as genealogy and DNA analysis, as well as technology resources stretching across the world playing a vital role.

“Like commercial satellites in orbit,” Hunter explained. “Find out if these satellites were actually nearby when this crime happened and get images from these commercial satellites.”

These satellites are part of the tools that help investigators pin down the events that took place in Lynnville on April 19, 2021.

“We are just a few seconds away. I’m not talking about minutes, I’m talking about seconds. That’s how tight that deadline is in this case,” the lieutenant pointed out.

Hunter said authorities believe those responsible for Grimes’ death have ties in the community that can help close the case, which has been detrimental to the Grimes family, as well as their neighbors.

“Obviously Lynnville is a very tight-knit community, and it has overwhelming effects on the community knowing if there is still a murderer among the community,” he said.

The Giles County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement regarding this homicide case this week:

On the evening of April 19, 2021, beloved community member and business owner Jim Grimes stepped out to feed the animals on his Lynnville property. It was at this point that Jim was shot and died from his injuries.

Lynnville is a close-knit community and we take care of each other. What happens to one is felt by all. Our community, especially the Grimes family, deserves answers. Giles County Sheriff’s Office investigators and our federal partners are working diligently on this case and following up on every lead and tip we receive. We continue to use all available investigative methods, technologies and resources to achieve our unified goal of obtaining justice for Jim’s family and friends.

To protect the integrity of the investigation, we are unable to share specific details at this time, however, based on the investigation to date, we are saddened to inform you that we believe the or the people responsible for Jim’s death are members of our small community. Additionally, investigators continue to review and test evidence, and recent advances in technology have allowed us to develop new lines of inquiry. As many of you have probably seen in the media lately, developments in areas such as genealogy and DNA analysis have solved many more cases. We remain hopeful that these new technologies will lead to a resolution for Jim’s loved ones.

Investigators are also continuing to conduct interviews related to this case. We thank those who have already been interviewed, as we plan to speak to you again and appreciate your patience. For those with whom we have not yet interacted, we believe that your information is valuable and should be shared. We believe that people familiar with the circumstances surrounding this case remain in our community.

Sometimes people who have knowledge to begin with don’t come forward because they may not have realized the importance of the information at the time. Additionally, due to their close relationship with those who may have been involved, they may have been reluctant to speak to law enforcement. We recognize that relationships change over time, as do people and their perspectives. Also, there are times when people are put into a situation unknowingly by the responsible person(s). Rest assured that we have the ability to identify those who have been inadvertently involved.

We seek your cooperation; it’s not too late to show up. For people who may have information about this incident who have not yet spoken to law enforcement or who believe their information may be trivial, please contact us, even anonymously, and allow law enforcement to order to make this decision.

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Anyone who may have information about this homicide case is asked to contact authorities at 931-638-2358 or 1-800-TBI-Find. You can remain anonymous.

There is also another $1 million information reward this leads to condemnation in connection with Grimes’ death.

New technology to help remove PFAS from water in Minnesota Mon, 31 Oct 2022 22:34:03 +0000

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is rolling out new technology this fall that will help remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water, the agency announced Monday.

The MPCA explained that it works in two stages. First, surface activated foam fractionation (SAFF) injects outside air into the water, turning the PFAS into foam that can be separated. Once the foam is removed, with low PFAS levels, the water is returned. Second, “the PFAS concentrate then goes to the DEFLUORO unit, a second technology where carbon-fluorine bonds (the backbone of PFAS chemicals) are broken through electrochemical oxidation,” the agency noted in a release. hurry.

According to the MPCA, Minnesota will be the first state in the United States to use this new technology to combat “everlasting chemicals” contaminating water.

The MPCA says the state will use this new technology in the East Metro as part of its ongoing work to address PFASs that affect the drinking water of approximately 174,000 residents. The new technology is funded by 3M settlement money.

“This pilot project marks the start of a new era for PFAS cleanup in Minnesota,” MPCA Commissioner Katrina Kessler said in a press release. “This study will help us address PFAS contamination at the source and develop long-term solutions for cleaner water, ensuring safe drinking water for Minnesotans. We hope to eventually use this technology statewide, including in Greater Minnesota, where PFAS is a growing concern.

World must focus on ways to stop use of new technologies by terrorist groups: Jaishankar Sat, 29 Oct 2022 07:34:49 +0000

India on Saturday launched global efforts to end possible misuse of new technologies such as encrypted messaging and cryptocurrency by “non-state actors”, with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar warning that social media have become powerful instruments in the “toolbox”. “terrorist groups.

In an address to a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), he also said that terrorist groups, their “ideological fellow travelers” and “lone wolf” attackers have significantly improved their abilities by accessing new technologies. .

He also said the UN terrorism sanctions regime has been effective in warning countries that have turned terrorism into a “state-sponsored enterprise”, seen as an apparent benchmark to Pakistan.

Read also – Terrorism is one of the greatest threats to humanity, says S Jaishankar at UN meeting

Representatives of the 15 member countries of the UN Security Council are attending the second day of the meeting, which is taking place in Delhi. The first day’s events took place in Mumbai.

Reaffirming India’s commitment to combating terrorism, the Foreign Minister also announced that New Delhi would make a voluntary contribution of half a million dollars this year to the United Nations Trust Fund for fight against terrorism.

In his remarks, Jaishankar said that technological innovations over the past two decades have transformed the way the world works and that new and emerging technologies – from virtual private networks and encrypted messaging services to blockchain and virtual currencies – offer a future. very promising for a wide range of economic and social benefits.

However, he said there is a flip side, especially when it comes to terrorism.

“These very technologies have also posed new challenges for governments and regulators because of their potential vulnerability to misuse by non-state actors, given the very nature of some of these technologies and the environment nascent regulatory,” Jaishankar said.

“In recent years, terrorist groups, their ideological companions, especially in open and liberal societies, and ‘lone wolf’ attackers have greatly enhanced their capabilities by gaining access to these technologies,” he added.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs said that these forces use technology and money, and above all, the ethics of open societies, to attack freedom, tolerance and progress.

“Internet and social media platforms have become powerful instruments in the toolbox of terrorist and militant groups to spread propaganda, radicalization and conspiracy theories aimed at destabilizing societies,” he said. .

“Another addition to existing concerns for governments around the world is the use of unmanned aerial systems by terrorist groups and organized criminal networks,” he said.

Jaishankar noted that the “misuse” of these unmanned aerial platforms for nefarious purposes by terrorist groups such as delivery of weapons and explosives and to carry out targeted attacks has become an “imminent danger”. .

“They therefore pose a challenge for security agencies around the world. The possibilities of using armed drones for terrorist purposes against strategic, infrastructure and commercial assets require serious attention by Member States,” said he declared.

This is the first time that the UN Security Council has held a meeting in any form in India.

Describing terrorism as “one of the most serious threats” to humanity, Jaishankar said the UN Security Council over the past two decades has developed an important architecture, built mainly around the regime. anti-terrorism sanctions, to combat the threat.

“It was very effective in warning countries that had turned terrorism into a state-funded business,” he said.

“Despite this, the terrorist threat is only growing and spreading, particularly in Asia and Africa, as successive reports of the 1267 Sanctions Committee follow-up reports have highlighted,” he said.

The Foreign Minister said that the holding of the special meeting of the UN Security Council in India is also the product of the fact that the fight against terrorism has become one of the main priorities during the current mandate of New Delhi within the supreme body.

Jaishankar called for a focused discussion in the Counter-Terrorism Committee to end the misuse of new and emerging technologies by terrorist groups.

He also referred to the use of technology by the terrorist networks that carried out the Mumbai attack on 11/26.

“Our experience has shown us how benign Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology could be used to stage and direct such a barbaric terrorist attack from outside our borders,” he said.

“More recently, these terrorist groups have used unmanned aerial platforms, such as drones and quadcopters for cross-border drug and arms smuggling and to carry out terrorist attacks,” he noted.

The foreign minister has warned that these risks are not limited to India.

He said drones have been used by terrorist groups to monitor the movements of security forces and even UN peacekeepers in Africa.

“A few months ago, terrorists launched cross-border drone attacks against the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, resulting in deaths and injuries, including Indian nationals there. -down,” he said.

Durham company uses new technology to tell stories about the city’s past Wed, 26 Oct 2022 22:50:13 +0000

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) — A Durham company is using new technology to tell stories about the city’s past.

The Durham Production Company, a local theater and digital production company, offers a new augmented reality experience with a Halloween twist.

Their AR Ghost Hunt is part of their augmented reality series, “Project Aeschylus”.

In ghost hunting you will find ghosts all around Durham city center and they will hide in your phone.

“It’s all these types of whimsical little guys scattered around the city center,” said JL Klinck, artistic director of the Durham Production Company. “Each one of them is kind of thematic around what they do.”

All you have to do is download a free app called “Membit” and you’ll see a list of AR ghosts to hunt down.

From there, you can click on a ghost and follow the instructions to find one.

“You don’t really understand the impact that [augmented reality] has until you see it,” Klinck said. “It’s here now. It’s happening now. And we want to bring it here.

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When hunting ghosts, you will have the opportunity to find a bartender, a horse-drawn carriage on the street, a ghost who communicates with birds and much more.

Klinck said the ghost hunt is based on fictional characters, but it’s a fun way to bring Durham’s past to life.

The company works with resources such as Durham Public Library and Durham History Museum to bring historical accuracy to their AR experiences.

One of the experiments – the Tobacco Card Scavenger Hunt – follows Clara Von Faucette, a fictional 10-year-old girl who went out shopping with her parents in 1888.

It uses actual locations from the Durham city center scene at this time.

In the experience, participants will help Clara find her collection of lost tobacco trading cards, the precursor to baseball trading cards.

The maps in the AR experience are based on real maps produced at the time.

“We find it really fascinating,” Klinck said. “We think it’s an incredible tool for bringing to life stories that need to be told, and also those that are just fun.”

The Ghost Hunting Experience is free and open to the public. It runs until midnight on Halloween.

For more information on the Durham Production Company, Click here.

IMO Sec-Gen: New technologies and fuels needed for carbon-free shipping Mon, 24 Oct 2022 07:52:31 +0000

“Tackling climate change is one of IMO’s top priorities, but also one of the biggest challenges, especially for shipping,” said IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim at the IMO Symposium on Low-Carbon and Zero-Carbon Alternative Fuels.

Mr. Lim explained that he finds it very encouraging to see how the adoption of the IMO’s initial GHG strategy and its goal to decarbonize shipping by the end of this century, “has sparked so many new actions in the maritime value chain related to low-carbon alternative fuels, alongside our regulatory work.”

To achieve the objectives set out in the GHG Strategy, the IMO, as the global shipping regulator, is demonstrating its commitment to decarbonising shipping by developing an ambitious regulatory framework, which will drive innovation among all stakeholders, but also by providing a forum for discussion, cooperation and collaboration

However, he added that to achieve a low and zero carbon future for shipping, shipping will need new technologies, new fuels and innovations. Under this aspect, research and development on low and zero carbon marine fuels is already underway.

No stakeholder can make shipping decarbonization a reality by acting alone. The program of this symposium therefore emphasizes the importance of building partnerships and connecting the various players in the maritime value chain.

At the same time, the IMO has stressed the importance that no country is left behind in the energy transition. For this reason, the symposium expressed the opportunities for Member States to share their knowledge on the production and supply of renewable marine fuels across the world and identify potential areas for collaboration and cooperation.

To support this, IMO continues to expand its portfolio of capacity building projects, which are in line with IMO’s ambitious target in the GHG Strategy.

The path to net zero carbon shipping will not be easy. Nonetheless, I hope the range of initiatives presented at this symposium will demonstrate what is already underway, but also highlight what is needed to accelerate zero-carbon shipping.

Mr. Lim concluded.