Industry 4.0 — the fourth revolution

Industry 4.0 (the ‘fourth industrial revolution’) refers to the current trend towards improved automation, machine-to-machine and human-to-machine communication, artificial intelligence, continued technological improvements and digitalisation in manufacturing. As such it builds on the digital revolution, representing new ways for technology to become embedded within societies — and even the human body. The fourth industrial revolution is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in a number of fields, including robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology, the Internet of Things, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles.

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Northern Ireland to the rescue: The DUP are good guys

The report below is from a Greenie source but seems to be accurate.  Just replace their shrieks with cheers and you have a pretty good article. The DUP are now essential to the British Conservative government so it seems clear that the DUP will be a big brake on future climate nonsense in the UK.  The DUP are the Trump of the British Isles.  No wonder the British Warmists are freaked.

Theresa May’s general election gamble has seen a little-thought-of and highly controversial party thrust into the spotlight: Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Having failed to gain enough seats to form a majority the Conservative Party has turned to the DUP, which won 10 seats, to create an alliance and give the Tories the ability to govern as a minority.

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Queens’ Honours for Australians & New Zealanders

Leaders in the agricultural community have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours Lists in Australia and New Zealand. Sources: AFDJ eNews, Beef Central, New Zealand Herald

Among the recipients of the highest honours announced was economist Professor Ross Garnaut AO, who was named a companion (AC) in general division of the order of Australia for eminent service to the community as a leading international economist in the area of energy efficiency and climate change policy, to the development of Australia-Asia Pacific relations, and through contributions to social and political discourse.

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1000 new genomes to underpin products of future

The culmination of almost a decade’s worth of work has seen more than 1000 new microbial genomes unveiled.

University of Queensland School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences researcher Professor Philip Hugenholtz said the release of 1003 bacterial and archaeal reference genomes would pave the way for future health, biotechnology and agricultural products.

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Clinical Validation Study confirms PromarkerD can predict Diabetic Kidney Disease better than any Current Measure

Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (‘PILL’, ASX: PIQ), a global leader in applying proteomics to MedTech, has announced results from the clinical validation study showing that its PromarkerD blood test can predict the onset of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) better than any current measure.

The findings were presented by Professor Tim Davis, from The University of Western Australia Medical School, at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Annual Scientific Sessions (ADA), 9-13th June, in San Diego, California. (ADA Abstract #2017-LB-7091-Diabetes)

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Betalin Therapeutics Named Biotech Startup of the Year at MIXiii Biomed Conference in Tel-Aviv, Israel

Betalin Therapeutics Ltd. [ ], a biotech
company developing a micro-pancreas to treat diabetes, was named biotech
“Startup of the Year” at the MIXiii Biomed 2017 Conference held in Tel-Aviv,
Israel, May 23-25, 2017.  The conference is the largest international annual
conference and exhibition of the life science industry in Israel, and the
competition was judged by a panel including senior officials from the Israel
Innovation Authority.

Betalin Therapeutics’ micro-pancreas, called “Endocrine Micro-Pancreas”
(EMP(TM)), is engineered using a proprietary biological scaffold together with
human-source pancreatic islets containing beta cells.  Beta cells are
responsible for production of insulin, a hormone that helps to regulate blood
sugar levels by assisting the transport of glucose from the blood into
neighboring cells. The EMP is transplanted into diabetic patients
subcutaneously and is expected to integrate into the patient’s body through

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Captains of industry awarded in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A billionaire retail property legend, the chairman of one of the world’s biggest miners, a manufacturing icon with heavy links to medical research and the man who makes the magic at Penfolds are among the business identities handed the highest honours this Queen’s Birthday.

Retail property doyen John Gandel was one of several business leaders made a Companion in the Order of Australia.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017: John Shine still loves laboratory discovery

John Shine’s historic medical research has improved the lives of millions of people over a long, successful career but the gene-cloning pioneer still gets a kick out of lab discoveries.

Awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for his service to medical research, particularly in bio­pharmaceuticals and molecular biology, Professor Shine was among the first researchers, to clone the insulin gene and the human growth hormone.

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