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NASA tests airplane for flight on Mars

NASA tests airplane for flight on Mars
NASA has prototyped the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-m as the folks at NASA are calling it. The flying-wing aircraft will launch from a high altitude balloon later this year as part of testing to see if it can handle the Martian atmospheric conditions.
1st July 2015

European pact links Luso, HVM Technology

European pact links Luso, HVM Technology
Luso Electronics has signed a European distribution agreement with US based HVM Technology, a manufacturer of miniature multi-output high voltage products. HVM Technology (HVM which signifies ‘High Voltage Microelectronics’) focuses its production on compact military-spec high voltage power converters, complex high voltage systems for mass spectrometers used by laboratories, night vision power supplies and Photo Multiplier Tubes (PMT) with a variety of plug-in bases, among other products.
1st July 2015

British manufactures to increase productivity by 15.5%

British manufacturers are forecast to increase their productivity by 15.5% over the next five years helping to increase the value of exports by 35%, according to a study commissioned by the International Festival for Business 2016 and undertaken by economists at Oxford Economics.
30th June 2015


Nanogenerator creates energy from roling car tires

Nanogenerator creates energy from roling car tires
  The nanogenerator takes advantage of excess energy that is lost due to friction. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison proved their methods work by using a toy car and some LEDs. 
30th June 2015

Broadcom to sign MoU agreements

A series of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements with several Chinese companies, including H3C, Inspur and StarTimes, has been announced by Broadcom. The signing of these agreements at Broadcom's annual Asia Media Summit reflect the company's ongoing commitment to expand strategic relationships in the region and drive further innovation in home entertainment and the digital home.
30th June 2015

Historic WWII aircraft awaiting restoration

Historic WWII aircraft awaiting restoration
The historic airplane that led the D-Day invasion embarked from England on June 5, 1944. It was recently discovered in a boneyard and the Commemorative Air Force foundtion is looking to restore the craft.  The Douglas C-47, “That’s all, Brother” was fitted with a primitive form of airborne radar to guide the formation to an accurate drop.
30th June 2015

DECC project to help engineers improve design efficiency

Web-based tools developed as part of a Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) competition will enable M&E consultants to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of onsite energy schemes. The tools developed by Guru Systems analyse performance data and apply powerful machine learning algorithms to identify the root causes of inefficiency and propose costed measures to improve heat networks.
30th June 2015

Synopsys acquires software security company

Synopsys has completed its acquisition of Codenomicon, a global software security company based in Finland with a focus on software embedded in chips and devices. Codenomicon is known for independently discovering and reporting the Heartbleed bug.
30th June 2015

AT4 acquisition strengthens DEKRA IoT test services

AT4 acquisition strengthens DEKRA IoT test services
DEKRA is to acquire the Malaga-based test company AT4 wireless. The deal enables DEKRA to complete its range of testing services for wireless communication and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and it will strengthen its expertise for the future in Industry 4.0 and Automotive 4.0. 
29th June 2015

Metrawatt buoyed by Seaward acquisition

Metrawatt buoyed by Seaward acquisition
UK electrical safety testing specialist, the Seaward Group has been acquired by Metrawatt International. Seward becomes part of Metrowatt’s GMC Instrumentation Division, a group of separate specialist T&M manufacturing businesses based in Germany, Switzerland and the USA and with a global international sales network.
29th June 2015


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