Canadian National buys TransX to speed growth

The deal adds 1,500 trucks, 4,000 tractors, and 1,000 intermodal containers to Canadian National’s network.Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. In the long history of rail-truck competition and collaboration, successful acquisitions of trucking companies by railroads are few, at least in the US. Remember Union Pacific’s acquisition of Overnite Transportation or Norfolk Southern’s travails… Source: http://www.joc.com

October 31, 2018
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Tiny Twitter Thumbnail Tweaked To Transport Different File Types

Security researcher David Buchanan has found that Twitter image uploads can be polyglot files, meaning they can be valid simultaneously in multiple formats, such as a .jpg, a .rar archive and a .zip archive. From a report: Using some Python code he wrote, he created a thumbnail image of William Shakespeare overlaid with the words, “Unzip Me” and posted it to Twitter. The .jpg image is also a valid .zip…

October 31, 2018
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How NASA Will Use Robots To Create Rocket Fuel From Martian Soil

Engineers are building a prototype of a robotic factory that will create water, oxygen, and fuel on the surface of Mars. From a report: The year is 2038. After 18 months living and working on the surface of Mars, a crew of six explorers boards a deep-space transport rocket and leaves for Earth. No humans are staying behind, but work goes on without them: Autonomous robots will keep running a…

October 31, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Digital transformation using business architecture

Some dramatic “disruptions” are occurring pushed by very young and very innovative companies, forcing more traditional corporations to react with digital transformation initiatives. It is not a surprise that Gartner mentions that “90% of corporate leaders view digital as a top priority,” and that yet “83% of leaders struggle to make meaningful progress on digital transformation.” Various, agile methodologies are put in place by autonomous IT teams to accelerate the…

October 31, 2018
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DP World JV wins tender to build JNPT warehouse zone

  The investment is a part of a strong push by DP World to diversify beyond its core container cargo handling business with more investment in assets that link the global terminal operator directly with shippers and logistics service providers. (Above: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai.) Photo credit: JNPT. DP World… Source: http://www.joc.com

October 31, 2018
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Lime Recalls 2,000 Scooters After Reports of Some Catching Fire

Lime has recalled 2,000 of its electric scooters from the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Lake Tahoe, the company said Wednesday, after the Washington Post contacted it about some catching on fire. From a report: In a statement, Lime said it was investigating the “unconfirmed” reported and had pulled the vulnerable models, manufactured by the Chinese company Segway Ninebot, from circulation. “At no time were riders or members…

October 31, 2018
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