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Photonic computers promise energy-efficient supercomputers

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15 December 2014

Computers that process light instead of electrons could provide the boost supercomputers need to get to the exascale generation.

Interview: Scott Fletcher, ANS and cloud computing

Scott Fletcher

15 December 2014

With his bluff Mancunian approach to the world of work, cloud-computing entrepreneur, self-made multi-millionaire and chairman of ANS Scott Fletcher is proud to have made it to the civic honours list.

Falcon aims for greener, smarter grid

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15 December 2014

While contributions to the grid from renewable resources prepare us for a greener future, they create unpredictable variations in supply and demand. Western Power Distribution's Project Falcon is aiming to address flexibility in energy management.

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Internet of Things network launched nationwide

The first sites of an Internet of Things (IoT) network have gone live in ten of the UK’s largest cities in a bid to improve services, reduce costs and protect people.

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