The end of Rolls-Royce and Safran Joint Venture doesn't mean the end of their long-lasting partnerships.
Safran acquiring Rolls-Royce’s 50% share in their joint RTM322 helicopter engine program is not completely unexpected. Indeed, it has been while since both companies were looking at different directions, with Turbomeca concentrating its efforts to expand its engine continuum for medium to heavy helicopters, whereas Rolls-Royce was focusing on sm...
It is often stated by senior management figures within large enterprises, that innovation is a key area of focus for them. Despite this focus, the past 50 or 60 years has witnessed a distinct lack of breakthrough innovations. Indeed, there has been an innovation 'drought'. Innovations made between the late nineteenth century and about 1950 are th...
India's GMR Group, which was building a 800 MW gas fired combined cycle power project, has sold 70% of its stake in the project for US$481 million to a consortium of Manila Electric Company and First Pacific from The Philippines. While GMR is said to have made a handsome profit of US$246 million through the deal, it also underlines the difficult si...
Graphene for Solar Energy Devices -An Academic Research and Development Landscape Analysis for the year 2012
Graphene which is a flat monolayer of carbon atoms tightly packed into a two-dimensional (2D) honeycomb lattice. It is a basic building block for graphitic materials of all other dimensionalities. In the last few years the novel material has received a lot of attention from the global research and development community. The material can be used i...
The data center demand is increasing due to trend such as virtualization, consolidation, and cloud computing. Many companies are increasing their investments in data center space due to the rising use of online streaming media, online gaming, high-performance computing, and other services. Increasing needs for data storage and physical space constr...
There’s a wonderful scene in “Almost Famous” in which Philip Seymour Hoffman tells the teenage aspiring writer/protagonist, “I met you. You are not cool.” I’ve always loved that line, because I feel like what he was really saying was, “You are your own kind of cool.” On my best days, this is how I would describe myself – my own kind of cool. I’m n...
The recent announcement of the acquisition, by Australia's Macquarie, of a large gas-fired power station in the UK (the 540MW Baglan Bay plant) is seen by some observers as a sign of the market for gas plants turning round. However, is it really? Well, it all depends. Gas spreads are still in the doldrums really. But in the UK at least, there is s...
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