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Parents prioritise engineering careers that make a difference

Parents want their children to have a future that makes a positive difference to society, according to new research released to mark the start of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. Almost two-thirds (64%) of parents want their children to have a job that is something they can be proud of and two-fifths …

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Upgrading cheap diode lasers for use in precise measurements

Russian physicists have developed a method for drastically narrowing the emission spectrum of an ordinary diode laser, like that in a laser pointer. This makes their device a useful replacement for the more complex and expensive single-frequency lasers, enabling the creation of compact chemical analysers that can fit into a …

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Endothermic process and heat treatment furnaces

Endothermic gas (CO/H₂/N₂) is often used as a ‘neutral’ protective gas or carrier gas during heat treatment process. Monitoring and controlling the furnace gas composition is essential to ensure metallic products retain their desired properties. This article outlines why CO and CO₂ levels must be precisely controlled, and the best …

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Radar level measurement makes cryogenic applications secure on the high seas

The liquid gas market is booming. LNG and LPG, liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas, are among the most promising sources of low-emission mobility in the future. When the first LNG-powered container and cruise ships are launched in the next few weeks, extraordinarily cold-tolerant level sensors will also be …

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The tangible benefits of VR are so broad, they are beyond tangible 

In this article, Joseph Zulick, manager at MRO Electric and Supply, discusses the opportunities virtual reality (VR) holds for businesses. Amidst all the hype and wide-eyed growth predicted for virtual reality, it is often difficult for stakeholders to decide which of its two words to focus on. Will VR deliver only indirect, …

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Teledyne e2v and partners to build a new generation of atomic clocks

Teledyne e2v is part of the European Quantum Technologies Flagship. Yesterday the European Commission announced the first 20 projects being funded, one of which is the iqClock project. Teledyne e2v’s Quantum Group is collaborating with a team of science and industry experts on the iqClock project to commercialise high-precision atomic …

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Mouser signs global distribution agreement with Sudo Systems

Mouser Electronics has entered into a distribution agreement with Sudo Systems, an innovator in high-performance embedded systems for next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) devices. As part of the agreement, Mouser Electronics becomes an authorised distributor of Sudo Systems’ groundbreaking SudoProc system-on-module (SoM). This revolutionary, high-performance module drastically reduces development time and accelerates time to …

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KROHNE officially opens new manufacturing facility

KROHNE has opened its newest manufacturing facility and North America headquarters in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA. The new facility was celebrated with a formal inauguration event, tours of the manufacturing facility, and presentations from executives at KROHNE. Michael Rademacher-Dubbick, managing director KROHNE Group, opened the facilities in a ribbon cutting ceremony. …

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ABB’s UK Engineering Centre doubles in size to meet rising demand

Following a doubling in workshop space, ABB’s UK Engineering Centre now offers its customers extended services including engineered upgrades, retrofits and tailored replacements. ABB has doubled the size of its UK Engineering Centre to tackle demand for servicing variable speed drives (VSDs), developing specialist test rigs (STRs) and customer training. …

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Shape-shifting robots perceive surroundings, make decisions for first time

General-purpose robots have plenty of limitations. They can be expensive and cumbersome. They often accomplish only a single type of task. But modular robots – composed of several interchangeable parts, or modules – are far more flexible. If one part breaks, it can be removed and replaced. Components can be …

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