By Vid Beldavs Big server farms that can crunch big data are huge and they consume enormous amounts of electrical power. Servers now account for 10% of global electricity consumption, and the prospects are for continued escalation. “It’s the same amount of electricity that was used to light the entire planet in 1985” [i]. … More Big data computing above the clouds
Africa is a continent with 55 countries and a billion human beings expected to exceed two billion by 2050. The needs of this vast number of people represent an opportunity for Europe comparable to Asia. But Africa starts on Europe’s doorstep. Africa already supplies Europe with vital materials in addition to gold, diamonds, fruit, and… More The prospect of a grand Africa – Europe partnership to accelerate space development
The International Lunar Decade Vid Beldavs While much has been learned about the Moon over the decades since the beginning of spaceflight understanding of its potential resource wealth is incomplete and the technologies to exploit those resources remain to be developed. Now with China, Russia and the US possessing the demonstrated ability to land and… More The International Lunar Decade
The lack of an internationally agreed to regime for the commercial development of the Moon and other celestial bodies is arguably the most significant barrier to more rapid commercial development beyond LEO and GEO. Near-Earth services are structured to meet direct Earth-based needs and fit relatively easily within established commercial practices, and definitions of ownership… More Steps to form the Lunar Development Corporation to implement the Moon Treaty
Viedās specializācijas un Latvijas attīstība “Innovation is the ability of individuals, companies and entire nations to continuously create their desired future” John Kao, “Innovation Nation” (2007) Saturs Zināšanas vērtības pārvaldība, inovācijas veicināšana un pakāpināta produktivitāte Tirgus iespējas viedās specializācijas izvēlē Viedās specializācijas no EK skatiena Tālredzības („foresight”) nepieciešamība Latvijas viedās specializācijas Pielikumi Salīdzinājumi ar Igauniju… More Viedās specializācijas un Latvijas attīstība
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Space Industrialization and the G20 In 2010 Dr. A. P. J. Kalam, former president of India, addressed the International Space Development Conference in Chicago via video link and suggested that the G20 study space-based solar power (SBSP) as a means to fill the looming need for electrical power worldwide. While the G20 did not add… More A Space Summit should be convened by the G20