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‘Slothbot’ takes a leisurely approach to environmental monitoring

For environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, infrastructure maintenance and certain security applications, slow and energy efficient can be better than fast and always needing a recharge. That’s where “SlothBot” comes in. Powered by a pair of photovoltaic panels and designed to linger in the forest canopy continuously for months, SlothBot moves …

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RS Components supports Aberdeen University student team to develop energy-efficient car for global challenge

RS Components (RS) is supporting a student team from Aberdeen University building an ultra-energy-efficient car to compete in the global Shell Eco-marathon programme. RS is the headline sponsor for the team of around 50 students that make up PrototAU, and is providing financial and ongoing technical support to build the vehicle. …

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HARTING and HIROSE drive the infrastructure for Single Pair Ethernet

HIROSE Electric and the HARTING Technology Group have entered into an agreement to jointly develop, standardise products and market a connection technology system for Single Pair Ethernet (SPE). “The joint development in the area of Single Pair Ethernet continues and consolidates the successful technology partnership of both companies,” said HIROSE …

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Nanusens again successfully overfunds with Crowdcube

Innovative electronics company, Nanusens, has closed a highly successful round of crowd funding via Crowdcube. £604,680 was raised in just 30 days from 750 investors. This was 300 per cent overfunding as the target was £200,000. This brings the total raised via Crowdcube rounds to £1,805,950 or around two million …

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NI, Tokyo Electron, FormFactor and Reid-Ashman demonstrate 5G mmWave semiconductor wafer probe test solution

NI has announced and demonstrated a 5G mmWave wafer probe test solution it developed in collaboration with Tokyo Electron, FormFactor and Reid-Ashman. Addressing the technical challenges associated with 5G mmWave wafer probe test, the demonstrated solution can help semiconductor manufacturers reduce their risk, cost and time to market for 5G mmWave …

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First HENSOLDT Award presented to South African team

HENSOLDT, the independent sensor solutions house, has presented its first award for an outstanding contribution to the company’s success to a team at GEW Technologies, Pretoria. The team with members Arthur Wood, Morné van Tonder, Stephen Scott,Mishack Sigasa and Ruben Janse van Rensburg were presented with the prestigious award during the annual HENSOLDT Leadership Team meeting held in Munich …

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Endress+Hauser invests in sensor technology

Innovative Sensor Technology, part of the Endress+Hauser Group, continues its growth path. On 24 May 2019, the sensor specialist officially opened an expansion of its plant in Ebnat-Kappel in eastern Switzerland. The facility, built at a cost of nearly 15 million euros, now offers double the floor space. Mirko Lehmann, …

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Formula Student launches autonomous racing car competition

Formula Student is launching the UK’s first undergraduate autonomous racing car competition at Silverstone in July, giving young engineers the chance to hone their software expertise and automation skills on the renowned racing track. Six UK universities are entering autonomous cars in Formula Student, which is run by the Institution …

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RS Components announces Bluetooth IoT design competition

RS Components (RS) has announced ‘Make With Mesh’, a new design challenge based around IoT Bluetooth technologies, in partnership with Cypress Semiconductor, a world-leading semiconductor maker and embedded solutions provider. The competition challenges creative minds to see what kind of projects they can come up with based around one, or …

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