September 2017

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By the end of 2016, over 65.6 million people worldwide were uprooted from their homes by conflict and persecution. Not only has this resulted in human suffering for those fleeing, but it has also created an important burden on host countries. At this year’s meeting of the ISO Committee on developing...
ISO site goes live with three official languages:  you can now browse in Russian.
Coworkers carrying cardboard boxes in a warehouse.
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Global freight transport is a key component in the trade of goods and materials, but new demands on the transport network are creating fresh challenges for data. Transport companies are endeavouring to meet those new demands, but are they successful? Discover how an adaptive, intelligent supply chain...
Aerial view of a port with ships.
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The pace of global transport and logistics is non-stop. A lot is happening throughout the industry, with contemporary concerns and challenges emerging every day. So what are the big issues to watch out for?
Shinkansen-bullet-train
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Taking quality management a step further in the rail industry can lead to only one destination: better and safer trains. A recently published ISO technical specification promises to help keep the world’s trains on time and on track for efficient and sustainable development.
A container ship at sea.
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Over the past few years, the tides of the maritime industry have been changing. There’s a push for safer, smarter, more environment-friendly and energy-efficient sea transport. What no one expected is that these actions are not only bringing economic benefits, they are also leading to the servitization...
Close-up of blue cargo containers.
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Elia Kazan’s 1954 film On the Waterfront is probably best known for the line “I coulda been a contender”. In the role of Terry (a longshoreman1) and failed boxer), Marlon Brando sums up perfectly the passing of something that was, or might have been. While the film remains one of the undefeated greats...
Female scientist in laboratory wearing protective glasses looking at a glass of solution.
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Calibration as well as testing and analysing a sample is the daily practice of more than 60 000 laboratories worldwide, but how can they reassure customers about the reliability of their results?

August 2017

Total solar eclipse of the sun.
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The first rule of a solar eclipse is, you don’t look directly at the sun with the naked eye. The second rule of a solar eclipse is, you don’t look directly at the sun with the naked eye. 
Waterfalls and lakes in Plitvice jezera national park, Croatia.
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Clean water is vital to life and one of our most precious resources, yet around 40% of the world’s population doesn’t have enough. At the same time, we are our own worst enemy as over 80% of wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem neither treated nor reused.