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Copenhagen researchers break quantum limit in precision of force and position measurements

Researchers of the Schliesser Lab at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have pushed the precision of force and position measurements into a new regime. Their experiment is the first to surpass the so-called “Standard Quantum Limit”, or SQL, which arises in the most common (and successful) optical techniques …

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Sensor-packed glove learns signatures of the human grasp

Wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a variety of objects, MIT researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognise objects through touch alone. The information could be leveraged to help robots identify and manipulate objects, and may aid in prosthetics design. The researchers developed a …

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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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Significant savings from condition-based maintenance using Schaeffler condition monitoring solution

Facilities management service provider Engie Cofely has made significant savings in maintenance and servicing costs following the successful installation of a permanent condition monitoring solution from Schaeffler. Engie Cofely has approximately 2,200 employees in Belgium and is one of the most important service providers in the facilities management sector. The …

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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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2019 EPHJ-EPMT-SMT show looks promising as it opens its doors to the world

With more than 800 exhibitors from 18 countries and 20,000 international industry visitors expected from 5 continents, the 18th edition of the EPHJ-EPMT-SMT Trade Show 2019 will continue in the tradition of previous events. Eighty per cent of exhibitors are Swiss, with 67 per cent from French-speaking and one third …

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Mouser Electronics honoured with Molex’s first European e-Catalogue Distribution award

Mouser Electronics has been named as the first winner of the European e-Catalogue Distributor of the Year award by Molex. Molex cited Mouser’s continual investment in inventory and NPIs — the distributor currently stocks over 28,000 Molex parts — the increase in the number of new customers and the POS growth …

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