No room for government complacency on artificial intelligence, says new Lords report

The Government needs to better coordinate its artificial intelligence (AI) policy and the use of data and technology by national and local government. There is also now a clear consensus that ethical AI is the only sustainable way forward. The time has come for the Government to move from deciding …

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element14 offers holiday projects, giveaways and gift ideas

element14, an Avnet community, is bringing good cheer to engineers this holiday season with its annual Engineer and Maker’s Wishlist. In addition to ideas for the perfect gift, element14 is getting into the holiday spirit with three separate giveaways, giving its members the chance to win prize packs for circuit assembly, …

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New Locking Kit for ODU-AMC Advanced Military Connector

An additional Locking Kit has been added to the Easy-Clean version of the well-known ODU-AMC Connector range. The locking kit provides additional screw-locking to the original Break-Away function, offering further security whenever high vibrations are a factor. The ODU-AMC Easy-Clean connector system can be used, for example, on soldier worn …

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Electrocomponents collaborates with industry specialists to develop revolutionary new method of inspecting petrochemical storage tanks

Electrocomponents is helping to revolutionise the way periodic inspections of petrochemical storage tanks are carried out in order to reduce the hazards, environmental impact, and costs associated with this global industry. Project nautilUS is a UK-based consortium championed by several leading global companies and institutions, which have been working together …

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Dispensing tips for wearables manufacturing

Consumer wearables, including smart watches and augmented reality glasses, have captured the imagination of many. One important market for wearable devices is medical and healthcare, where they fulfil a diverse range of functions, such as monitoring patient heart rate, oxygen levels, body temperature and respiratory rate. State of the art …

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The Midlands has the foundations to become an innovation world leader

The Midlands is poised to become a world leader in engineering innovation, but only if it solves the longstanding productivity gap issue, according to a new report. Investment in digital manufacturing can turn the UK, and the Midlands in particular, into a science and engineering superpower, according to Manufacturing Confidence …

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NI subsidiary joins the Open Manufacturing Platform

NI has announced that its latest acquisition, OptimalPlus, has joined the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), a consortium led by BMW, Microsoft, ZF, Bosch and ABInBev that helps manufacturers leverage advanced technologies to gain greater operational efficiencies, factory output, customer loyalty and net profits. The OMP brings together business leaders, technologists, …

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1NCE to offer free cellular IoT connectivity exclusively in AWS Marketplace

1NCE, a Tier-1 Internet of Things (IoT) carrier, takes away the entry barriers for developing cloud based IoT solutions with 12 months of free, zero-commitment cellular IoT connectivity. Plenty of time for IoT developers to build their projects on 1NCE. The new 1NCE For All tariff is available exclusively in …

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How much could you save using Smart Universal Marshalling?

Power management company Eaton has introduced an online Return On Investment (ROI) Calculator that will help specifiers and end users to determine the savings they could expect on a project by choosing Smart Universal Marshalling (SUM) over traditional methods. When the company launched its pioneering MTL SUM5 system last year, …

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Extensive range of environmental T&M instruments now available from RS Components

RS Components (RS) is now stocking a wide range of its own-brand RS PRO environmental test and measurement. These high precision instruments and devices are for engineers and scientists to monitor environmental conditions such as heat, moisture, sound, and light. The RS PRO infrared thermometer is a handy instrument for …

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