Author Archives: Hellmuth Broda

About Hellmuth Broda

Independent Information and Communications Technology Strategist with an interest in the construction sites between business, society and technology. http://www.hellmuthbroda.com

Exhale and Drink Up! [Researchers accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol]


Source: Researchers accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol And you thought that small molecule organic chemistry was already researched far and widely. What a surprise to find a catalyst with the capability to turn CO2 into C2H5OH. Read the full … Continue reading

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Frightening!–Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway


  A Wired journalist volunteered as a test dummy as hackers took complete control of his car remotely from a laptop: Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It | WIRED. When will we learn that security … Continue reading

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Great Book: Tim Cole, Ossi Urchs—Digital Enlightenment Now!


I met Tim Cole around 12 years ago when we discussed the need for digital identity for transactions on the Internet. We met at many conferences since and we became good friends. He asked me recently to review the book … Continue reading

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New Exoskeleton Lets Paraplegic Walk


The article quoted below starts: [On July 14th, 2015,] a paralyzed man strapped on a pair of robotic legs and stepped out a hotel door, joining the flow of rushing pedestrians on a sidewalk in midtown Manhattan. The user, Robert Woo, was demonstrating … Continue reading

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Smart Cane with Facial Recognition and GPS


It is about time that contemporary modern technology is being used for the vision impaired beyond the mere usage of computers. Students at the Birmingham City University packed a lot of brains into a cane turning it into a “smart … Continue reading

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Swiss ICT Awards 2014: The Winners


On November 5th, 2014 the Swiss ICT Award ceremony was held in the KKL Lucerne. Many companies had applied for the prestigious award and the Jury earlier this year had selected the finalists for the last round. See the finalists for the Swiss … Continue reading

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CH Open Source Awards 2014: Here are the Winners


For several years I have had the honor to have been serving in the jury for the Swiss Open Source Awards. This year the decision was a tough one. Entries were interesting and mature. But the jury had to come … Continue reading

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