Engineering and Manufacturing

Production thrives when data supersedes intuition
Predictive analytics, powered by AI and IoT, can help you avoid planned downtime and pre-empt the kinds of problems that cause unplanned downtime, says Wael Elrifai, VP for Solution Engineering at Hitachi Vantara
They say you should trust your instincts. ...
Sub-terahertz sensor could help autonomous cars see through fog
A new sub-terahertz sensor developed at MIT could help autonomous vehicles and robots identify objects in foggy conditions where LiDAR fails.  
(Credit: Pixabay)Sub-terahertz wavelengths are between microwave and infrared radiation on the electromagnetic spectrum and can be detected through ...
Nobel-winning gravitational wave detectors to get major upgrade
The observatories that made the first detection of gravitational waves are to be upgraded thanks to funding from the US, UK and Australia.
Aerial view of LIGO Hanford Observatory. (Credit: LIGO Laboratory)The upgraded facility, known as Advanced LIGO Plus (ALIGO+), ...
Strain sensor offers wearable solution for monitoring lung disease
Strain sensor devices developed could provide people with a wearable, disposable respiration monitoring solution that helps them manage chronic pulmonary conditions.
Paired sensors track the rate and volume of the wearer’s respiration by measuring the local strain on the application ...
Interview: Mark Sealy, head of engineering at Tata Motor’s European technical centre
Tata Motors’ top UK engineer Mark Sealy explains to Jon Excell how British expertise is driving innovation for the Indian car market
Fuelled by the spending power of its rapidly expanding middle class, the Indian automotive sector has changed beyond ...
Dstl drone hackathon targets global wildfire problem
The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is hosting a hackathon that will challenge industry and academia to develop drone solutions for tackling wildfires.
(Credit: Pixabay)Scenarios for the 2019 Fire Hack will be run in parallel with the US via ...
Airbus to cease production of A380 superjumbo by 2021
Airbus is to cease production of the A380 once final deliveries are made to Emirates, which has reduced its order book from 162 to 123 superjumbos.
Emirates Airbus A380 (Pic: Airbus)The airline, which today announced a $21.4bn heads-of-agreement with Airbus ...
Graphene-based wearable supercapacitor powers prosthetic hand
Engineers at Glasgow University have developed a flexible and wearable solar-powered supercapacitor capable of powering the motors in a prosthetic hand.
Made from a graphene–graphite polyurethane (GPU) composite, the supercapacitor harvests energy from integrated flexible photovoltaic cells. According to the ...
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Sponsored: Modelling MEMS Sensors and Actuators Webinar
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