New DLT Protocol Scalable, Secure Without Consensus, Researchers Claim

Researchers have developed a new algorithm for distributed ledger protocols, which reporters claim could achieve security without the high power consumption of Bitcoin (BTC) mining. The algorithm, “Scalable Byzantine Reliable Broadcast,” was outlined in a paper first published this August and being presented today, Oct. 16, at the International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2019)…

Electronics Recycling Asia 2015

2015.11.24 The Electronics Recycling Asia 2015 conference, organised by the World Recycling Forum (WRF), took place on November 10-13 in the scenic surroundings of the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, where the presidents of China and Taiwan had shaken hands at the very same location just a few days earlier. Although the number of participants in the…

World Cities Summit and Singapore International Water Week 2014: Common challenges, shared solutions

2014.06.14 Since 2010, the World Cities Summit (WCS) has brought together political and industry leaders in Singapore to discuss the challenges of urbanization, to learn from each other’s expertise and experiences in developing solutions that affect millions of lives, and to foster relationships across the sectors, with eyes always towards the future. This year’s WCS…

I Light Marina Bay shines light on energy sustainability

2014.03.20 I Light Marina Bay is a light-art festival dedicated to spreading the message of sustainability. Since 2010, it has transformed the waterfront of Singapore’s financial district into a display of art, technology and information. The 2014 edition of this festival runs from March 7thto 30thand features 28 art installations from both local and international…

Energy efficiency in manufacturing

2013.11.12 According to statistics by e2 Singapore, 40 percent of energy consumption is used by the industrial sector. With the rising cost of energy, coupled with the common wastage of energy in the manufacturing sector, the need for energy efficiency is important – not just to lower costs practically, but also to become more environmentally…

Scientific conference – “Innovation Management in the Oil and Gas Industry,” Moscow

2013.10.28 On October 24-25th, Moscow held the first annual scientific conference,”Innovation Management in the Oil and Gas Industry.” The conference was organized by the Academician I. M. Gubkin Scientific-Technical Society of the Oil and Gas Industry jointly with the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, and received official support from the State Parlaments…

F1 race for sustainability

2013.10.08 More recently (this past June), I was interviewed on the subject of Formula One’s sustainability by Nobuko Kashiwagi of the United Kingdom-based U Brain TV (a web-based service) — see www.ubraintv.com. I was asked about how we could make events more sustainable, as this was something our company, Sustain Ability Showcase Asia (SASA), was…