Top 12 stories on EPDT in July 2019...

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

03 August 2019

Top 12 stories on EPDT in July 2019...

As August 2019 begins, we've reviewed the most popular stories – as determined by our readers – across EPDT’s website & newsletter during the last month...

So, we’ve totted up the most clicked and read stories from the EPDT website & newsletter during July 2019 – and now, we feature the top 12 for EPDT readers to review and revisit in this post.

The list features an inspiring array of technology and topics – from strawberry-picking robots for Wimbledon and tech for good, to 5G and Industry 4.0 – and 5.0, plus gaming robots and new Institutions for STEM students, and several takes on the outlook for UK manufacturing...

Review the list and you’re certain to find something of interest and/or use – and we aim to ensure that 2019 continues to deliver the same diverse and engaging mix of valuable, relevant content for you!

Here’s the list (with links to each story):

1. Guest intro: Industry 5.0? We’re only just getting used to Industry 4.0...
As engineers get used to Industry 4.0, in this guest editorial for EPDT's IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement, Paige West, Editor for sister title, Connectivity, talks Industry 5.0 – and what it means for the interaction between man & machine...

2. EPDT's H2 2019 IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement now available online
Included in EPDT’s July issue, the second of 2019's bi-annual IoT & Industry 4.0 supplements is now available in print or digital editions.

3. #FridayFun: Take the Astronaut Aptitude Test to discover if you have what it takes to make it into space...
Are you suited to space? Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, this Astronaut Aptitude Test asks you a series of questions based on NASA’s Astronaut Candidate requirements to determine your suitability for space & reveal how likely you would be to make it as an astronaut.

4. Editor's comment: Don’t underestimate UK manufacturing...
EPDT Editor, Mark Gradwell explains why manufacturing is still vital to the UK economy. The Q2 Manufacturing Outlook, recently published by the trade body for manufacturers, Make UK, in partnership with business advisory firm, BDO, paints a worrying picture for UK manufacturing.

5. Manufacturers speak out about uncertainty: new report gauges the voice of industry
Ahead of this year’s exhibition, trade show, Advanced Engineering has launched a new report gauging uncertainty in the engineering sector. The report, entitled 'Voice of Industry', brings together the experiences of leading manufacturers on topics ranging from Brexit & the skills shortage to the rise of electric vehicles & product innovation.

6. Strawberry-picking robots capable of gathering enough fruit for Wimbledon in 1 week!
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.

7. STEM matters: Two new engineering institutions for children launched for engineers in the making...
In its most ambitious step yet, the not-for-profit educational organisation, Primary Engineer recently launched two new engineering institutions for children – the Institution of Primary Engineers & the Institution of Secondary Engineers.

8. Clouds gather above manufacturing sector as it faces fastest slowdown since financial crisis, says CBI
Manufacturing activity dropped in the quarter to July, but firms expect a slight recovery in the next few months, according to the CBI’s latest quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

9. World's first gaming robot, MekaMon ideal for STEM students – now available from RS Components
Developed by Bristol-based tech-startup, Reach Robotics, the new Berserker v2 robot & app deliver both STEM-based entertainment and an exceptional coding & learning experience for engineering students of all ages.

10. Next gen of 5G experts to be trained by Uni of Huddersfield as part of €4M project
A new generation of experts in 5G networks will be trained by the University of Huddersfield, which has been awarded funding of more than €1M for its central role in a Europe-wide project involving ten academic & industrial partners.

11. Connector technology helps student rocketeers reach new heights
These days, developing problem-solving skills & gaining first-hand experience of how team dynamics play out are increasingly important aspects of getting a university education – helping result in students being far better equipped for the working environment when they graduate.

12. Tech4Good Awards uncover new batch of UK 'tech for good' inventors & innovators
The next generation of UK 'tech for good' innovators has been unveiled at this year's Tech4Good Awards. Organised by national digital accessibility charity, AbilityNet & sponsored by BT, the awards are open to any UK business, charity, individual or public body that invents or modifies digital technology to improve other people's lives.


You can also review the:

•    Top 13 stories in June 2019...
•    Top 14 stories in May 2019...
•    Top 15 stories in April 2019...
•    Top 13 stories in March 2019...
•    Top 10 stories in February 2019...
•    Top 10 stories in January 2019...

•    Top 12 stories on EPDT in 2018...


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