Top 15 stories on EPDT in September 2019...

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

03 October 2019

Top 15 stories on EPDT in September 2019

As October 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 September 2019 – and now, we feature the top 15 for EPDT readers to review and revisit in this post.

The list features an inspiring array of technology and topics – from a new national day for engineering and research on what kids and adults would take into space with them, to v2x communications, flexible PCBs and more on 5G, Europe, wearables and AI...

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. National day for engineering announced to combat narrow perceptions of profession among young people
Engineering could be one of the most poorly understood careers in the UK, according to new research. The Royal Academy of Engineering has highlighted that misconceptions about engineers and lack of understanding of the profession means young people are missing opportunities to make a difference to our world.

2. UK consumers excited by 5G, biometrics & wearables – but fearful of driverless cars & AI, according to new survey
A new survey of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned by Studio Graphene, has uncovered public perceptions towards different emerging technologies. It found UK consumers are excited by biometric technologies, the arrival of 5G & wearable tech, but fearful of driverless cars & artificial intelligence.

3. Editor's comment: Engineers on a mission...
Initial plans for this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (which will run from 4-8 November 2019, #TEWeek19) have been announced, with ‘Engineers on a mission’ set to be its theme, focusing on the impact engineers make on the nation’s health & wellbeing.

4. EPDT's H2 2019 Electronics Outsourcing supplement now available online
Included in this month’s EPDT September issue, the second of this year's twice-yearly Electronics Outsourcing supplements is now available in print or digital editions.

5. STEM Matters: #ALevelResultsDay – good news for STEM & diversity, but balance should remain key...
This time of year (as I write this month’s column in mid-August), it’s hard to avoid the topic of school exam results, with the release of the big two – A-levels & GCSEs – a week apart in August receiving blanket coverage across print, broadcast & online media.

6. 5G: the next big driver of change
2019 is the year 5G finally begins to deliver on its promises. Services are already available in some US cities, and another 80 operators in 46 countries plan to launch 5G services between now & 2022. In the UK, all current mobile network operators have announced they will roll out 5G networks this year.

7. How selecting the right oscilloscope can help you get to market faster
As data rates continue to increase, jitter budgets continue to shrink, real time eyes are closed and need to be opened again, and the utilisation of processing and analysis has become increasingly important for your design.

8. Make UK/Santander analysis shows Europe remains dominant market for UK goods & manufacturers
New analysis from Make UK, in association with Santander, shows Europe remains the dominant market for UK goods, with UK manufacturing also remaining in top ten of world rankings.

9. NI accelerates cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication test to help develop safer cars
New software-defined C-V2X test solution is a cost effective entry point – and adaptable to 5G C-V2X.

10. New interactive careers quiz aims to inspire future engineers
A new interactive online careers quiz from EngineeringUK helps students discover if they are Coding Legends, Materials Makers or Future Lifesavers as it aims to help young people explore different engineering disciplines, skills & job roles.

11. Bringing BBC micro:bit to millions of students across the globe via Farnell STEM programmes
Latest Farnell programme to support STEM learning provides BBC micro:bit classroom technology to 2,400 secondary schools across Norway.

12. The key to capacity: capacitors for energy storage
In energy storage applications, capacitors are the ‘unsung heroes’ of the field. These two-terminal passive electrical components store energy & discharge when needed – often times as a critically important ‘back-up’ power source.

13. Digital Academy launched to nurture next gen of engineering & tech talent
Siemens has launched a new undergrad sponsorship programme to uncover, inspire & nurture the next generation of engineering & tech talent. The Digital Academy funds selected students £3k pa from year 2 of university, as well as up to 12 weeks' paid summer placement. Students will have the chance to join Siemens’ Graduate Scheme on graduation.

14. How’s the reception? IET research says item kids most want in space is TV...
Space may be filled with infinite wonders awaiting discovery, but new research from the IET found home comforts would be hard to leave behind for most children – with more than a third (36%) saying the thing they'd most like to take into space with them is TV!

15. Flexible PCBs: leading the charge into the second century of electronics
The first PCBs (printed circuit boards) date back to the 1920s, when they were used in wirelesses (radios) and gramophones; however, they looked very different from the highly-engineered boards with which we’re now familiar.

You can also review the:

•    Top 15 stories in August 2019...
•    Top 12 stories in July 2019...

•    Top 15 stories from the first half of 2019...

•    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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