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15/1/2018
Vaisala sensors to head to Mars
Environmental sensors from Finland-based environmental and industrial measurement specialist Vaisala will be travelling on Nasa’s next mission to Mars, planned for launch in summer 2020. Pressure and humidity measurement devices being supplied for the Mars 2020 Rover by the Finnish Meteorological Institute are based on Vaisala's sensor technology, and are similar to the ones already sent to Mars on the first Curiosity Rover. More...
12/1/2018
New app simplifies bearing selection and guards against fake products
A new smartphone app that helps simplify precision bearing selection and protect against counterfeit products has been launched by NSK. Its launch will coincide with the first shipments of NSK precision bearings in packaging that features unique 2D barcodes. More...
12/1/2018
Time to act on revised radon regs
Upcoming changes to the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 will revise the maximum levels of radon permissible in the workplace. Ian Mitchell, principal consultant for radon at Bureau Veritas, examines the potential impact of the reforms and why companies must act now to comply with the revised legislation. More...
12/1/2018
Heating specialist achieves BIM compliance
Commercial heating and hot water equipment specialist Stokvis Energy Systems has achieved BIM level 2 compliance on its most popular product lines. The manufacturer’s technical experts, working with an external consultancy, have spent over a year generating hundreds of 3D models and product data sheets for its equipment. More...
12/1/2018
E-maintenance pioneer receives top tribology prize for research on friction and wear
Winner of the 2017 Gold Medal for Tribology – the study of friction, wear and lubrication – has been named as Professor Kenneth Holmberg of leading Finnish research and technology centre VTT. More...
5/12/2017
Drone carries out world first nuclear inspection
A drone has completed a world first by carrying out a fully detailed inspection of a nuclear plant in the US. More...
5/12/2017
Engineering ‘missing from school curriculum’ – IMechE
Failure to integrate engineering into the UK’s school curriculum risks ruling out the profession as a career choice for many students and threatens the country’s economy and productivity, a new report warns. More...
5/12/2017
Industrial strategy focuses on AI
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5/12/2017
New chief executive takes helm at EEF
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16/11/2017
Clifton project demonstrates open source software for structural monitoring
Researchers at the University of Bristol are engaged in a project to demonstrate the viability of using free open source visualisation software for structural health monitoring on the Clifton Suspension Bridge. More...
14/11/2017
Researchers to test autonomous forklifts
Researchers at the University of Lincoln are about to embark on tests of prototype autonomous forklift trucks in a warehouse environment as part of a European project. More...
14/11/2017
Talking trash: Why steam could be the hidden gem in your biomass heating system
Imagine being able to use industrial waste to heat a building. Now imagine the ability to use steam to generate electrical power... More...