The cost of IoT sensors continues to fall annually, allowing more & more organisations in industries that operate across large areas, such as agriculture & utilities, to roll out remote wireless IoT & M2M deployments.
COTS components are not new to the aerospace, defence or space industries, but it is true to say that the momentum behind the use of such components, rather than expensive, bepoke, highly specialised military parts, has intensified in recent years.
With extended design cycles & operational life of aircraft, designers must be assured that parts they design in can be sourced for long periods. As Pete Warnes, experienced electronics design specialist working with Dotstar Design explains, 10 years is a minimum – and in the end, support will likely be required for multiple decades.
Wimbledon attendees, who consume 34,000 kilos every year, could one day have their strawberries picked by a small group of new robots, developed in Europe, that use photonics to detect ripe fruit, and are capable of gathering enough fruit for the championships in less than a week.
Britain’s railway travellers are used to the familiar request from station staff to stand behind the yellow line that now appears on most UK train platforms. The line is there for good reason: every year, incidents are caused by people ignoring this advice, resulting in injury & even fatalities.
Vision inspection experts, IVS have witnessed an increasing number of industrial manufacturing customers investing in machine vision systems to reduce product recalls.
Graphene Flagship participated in a rocket launch from Sweden's Esrange Space Center, in collaboration with the European Space Agency. The MASER 14 rocket carried experiments to test the printing of graphene devices in space, as well as the use of graphene-based composites for radiation protection – another compulsory requirement for manned space exploration.
This International Women In Engineering Day (INWED), Emma Hudson, Chief Technology Officer at T&M experts, Gen3, talks to Gayle Paterson, Founder of FLITE (Female Leaders in Tech, Everywhere) & discusses how she went from tomboy to tech lead...
In the run-up to International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2019, this Sunday, 23rd June, FLITE (Female Leaders in Technology, Everywhere) interview Jihye Kim, NPI Quality Engineer at display & embedded technology specialists, Anders.