What’s interesting about this article to me is the concept of using a container to house the battery. That way it can be removed/replaced if there is a problem, cutting down time to just long enough to lift the old battery off and put the new one in! The US doesn’t have the same type of shorter haul river waterways that are so common in Europe, but there are scenarios where similar ships would be useful, such as Oakland to Stockton, reducing road traffic and the resultant pollution without producing more.
via Port-Liner launches first emission-free barges on Europe’s waterways – The Loadstar
A new application from MIT attempts to correct issues of inventory shrinkage ‘in the bins’ as they say. They use a drone to read the RFID tags on items without sending a human out to scan the bins.
Watch out for flying objects at Home Depot!
via Drones Connect with RFID to Catalog Inventory
From Deloitte comes their Deloitte Blockchain Survey 2017. It’s an online report of their findings. The report is about investing and executive views in the blockchain technology. There’s a lot of floundering as you would expect from a new technology that’s poorly understood, and whose possible applications are not well understood either.
via Innovation: Blockchain survey | Deloitte US