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China is eager to address one of the primary culprits behind its alarming coal mining fatalities, as evidenced by the Pre-Mining Degasification Symposium held in South China’s Guizhou province on March 31st and April 1st. The notion of appropriate technology was developed in the 20th century by thinkers such as E. F. Schumacher and Jacques Ellul to describe situations where it was not desirable to use very new technologies or those that required access to some centralized infrastructure or parts or skills imported from elsewhere.

People tend to want what they want, when they want it, where they want it, and how they want it, which makes this technology disruptive in the same way digital technologies used by companies like Amazon and Apple disrupted newspaper, book and music publishers.

The recent unveiling of Freightliner’s Inspiration Truck” autonomous vehicle was also described as a disruptive technology that holds promise for entirely …

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OTC recognizes innovative technologies each year with the Spotlight on New TechnologySM Award. Sean Lentner, CTO at Antenna , which produces high-tech audio tours for cultural institutions like the Statue of Liberty and the Museum of Modern Art, notes technology can add an immersive and engaging twist to the traditional tour. Please like Boston New Technology on facebook , Follow @BostonNewTech and subscribe to our YouTube channel , where you can view most of our startup presentations. Our technology leverages these differences to identify the source and forecast pollution levels to estimate the seriousness of the problem,” he said. The economics of microchip production — where factories must operate at enormous scale and only the very latest products make a profit — dictates a relentless pace of device upgrades, regardless of what consumers really need. Both the inputs used in steelmaking and the products were remarkably stable over a 40-year …