What changes when there is more gender equality? That is the question that we are invited to reflect upon during this year's International Women's Day (8 March). Picture it, says UN Women, empowering women means empowering humanity.
Around the world, the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector is a vital engine of innovation and job creation. Understanding the real challenges and opportunities shaping the future of SMEs, then, is a matter of the highest importance.
Is the dawn of the space revolution over, or are we teetering on the brink of a new chapter ? Rusty Rentsch, Chair of ISO/TC 20, Aircraft and space vehicles, shares his thoughts on the aerospace spaceflight industry and its future.
Forget the North Sea and the Middle East, it is the frozen oceans of the Arctic which are the next great frontier that companies such as Statoil are exploiting. The Norwegian company, the petroleum industry, authorities and other implicated parties are bringing together all their expertise to ensure this vital venture is done with one objective in mind : safety first in a cost-efficient manner.
Engaged in the fight against copyright piracy and counterfeit standards, the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has successfully dismantled a number of nefarious online networks, ensuring standards users get the real McCoy. Mr. Guo Hui (SAC) and Nicolas Fleury (ISO/CS) tell us more.