Hot and hazardous conditions are part and parcel of jobs like fire-fighting and iron smelting. But smart electronic systems are helping to reduce that risk. Clever safety wear with built-in sensors keep s tabs on the working environment and the worker .
Dreams can come true, especially if your name is Tim Berners-Lee. His vision of a “web of data” able to be processed by machines has left the realm of science fiction and entered the real world, as new applications, tools and business models give today’s “semantic web” its much-needed edge. One EUREKA project is in the thick of it.