158 articles from THURSDAY 11.11.2021

Carbon offsets: a booming market or greenwashing?

Corporate carbon polluters plant trees to counter their CO2 emissions, but activists warn against greenwashing and say such afforestation schemes detract from the emissions reductions needed to combat climate change.

Synthesizing nanomaterials from nature's blueprints

Velcro. Airplanes. Sonar. What do these have in common? The invention of each was inspired by nature. Velcro mimics burdock burr's ability to attach to clothing. Birds in flight motivated the eventual development of airplanes. Bats use echolocation to navigate, providing the inspiration for sonar.

MACH-X: The future of e-commerce

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to cloud clarity.” We hope you enjoy this article. MACH-ready commerce vendors provide benefits of flexibility and scalability through the API layer, but they only work if the solution is used “as is.” E-commerce companies often seek the ability to solve X, the unknown variable during the always-on digital...

Singing, being male, and being an adult tend to produce more respiratory aerosols, study finds

A new study measured respiratory particles produced from people singing or playing instruments. Is singing worse than talking when it comes to how many particles are being emitted? Yes, according to the study. And the louder one talks or sings, the worse the emissions. A person's age and whether they are male or female also affects their respiratory emissions, with males and adults emitting more...

Innovation, intelligence, standardization: The future of enterprise cloud apps

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to cloud clarity.” We hope you enjoy this article. This white paper discusses how blockchain technology can transform public records management. A cloud-based platform enables various digital records, such as birth registrations, to be seamlessly authenticated, resulting in cost savings, faster turnaround time, and...

Countering the ransomware menace: Busting 5 big cyber myths

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to cloud clarity.” We hope you enjoy this article. A new breed of ransomware attacks targeting even the cloud and SaaS data, is becoming a major business risk. In this article, Vishal Salvi, SVP & CISO at Infosys, discusses the impact of the current wave of ransomware attacks and how we can counter the cyber...

Moving to the cloud is more than an IT Project for JG Summit

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to cloud clarity.” We hope you enjoy this article. Carlos “Caloi” Santos, vice president, Corporate Services and chief information officer of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., a Philippine-based conglomerate, explains how he used risk planning and C-suite teamwork to move JG Summit smoothly to the cloud. Click here...

How Posti Group uses cloud technology

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to cloud clarity.” We hope you enjoy this article. Petteri Naulapää, CIO & SVP, ICT, and Digitalization for Posti Group, a Finnish postal service provider, talks about migration to the cloud, and explains how Posti’s cloud-oriented approach enabled them to serve their customers better. Click here to...

Mangrove restoration has ecological and economic benefits, report reveals

Funding to restore mangrove forests is money well spent, according to a new meta-analysis by ecological economists at the University of Tokyo. For every dollar spent to restore mangroves, the ecosystem will yield $6.83 to $10.50 in returns over the next 20 years. The range reflects different economic projections of how much immediate costs are worth compared to future benefits and reflects the...

Study shines a light into 'black holes' in the Arabidopsis genome

Salk Institute scientists, collaborating with researchers from the University of Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University, have sequenced the genome of the world's most widely used model plant species, Arabidopsis thaliana, at a level of detail never previously achieved. The study, published in Science on November 12, 2021, reveals the secrets of Arabidopsis chromosome regions called centromeres....