The uptake of IoT for county councils
Local authorities continue to face mounting pressures from the government on wide-ranging initiatives, from targets on climate change, to improving social care and overhauling waste management – all with budgets squeezed tighter than ever.
Flexibility and stability in the European power grid
According to Bloomberg, January 2021 saw the latest in a series of near misses for the European power grid, a sudden drop in frequency and narrowly avoided widespread power failure. Increasing reliance on renewable energy sources — while essential to lower CO2 emissions — also leads to a fluctuating energy supply.
Trial paves the way for new renewable energy market
Innovative trials on the South East’s electricity network have set the foundations for a world-first short-term market for renewable energy sources. Power Potential - a joint project between National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and electricity network operator UK Power Networks – is demonstrating how wind and solar farms can dynamically feed in power to provide voltage control services to balance the system and help the gri...
Providing power for the Wellcome Genome Campus
Sited on The Wellcome Genome Campus, The Wellcome Sanger Institute is at the heart of a global hub of genomic research, education and engagement. It carries out scientific studies to understand the biology of humans and pathogens and leads partnerships across the globe to support research and transformative healthcare innovations. The institute’s study programmes are of a magnitude way beyond that of most biomedical research foundations. In...
Distributed propulsion aircraft come to market
Multiple thrusters are one thing in aircraft. In vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) they reduce the efficiency deficit with helicopters, providing unmatched redundancy and stability in wind. However, the term distributed propulsion (DP) primarily refers to a fundamentally new form of wing that intimately blends aerodynamics with thrust and zero emissions.
Cervoz SSD overcomes challenges facing in-vehicle applications
Cervoz has anticipated the needs of in-vehicle applications to meet them with targeted storage modules.
Ensuring the reliability of electronic devices
Manufacturers of high-end semiconductor electronic devices used in consumer, industrial, and military applications have long relied on precise testing methodologies to identify the location of defects such as voids, cracks, and the delamination of different layers within a microelectronic device, also known as a chip.
The role of heating technology in medical devices
There are around 10,000 different medical devices on the market today. Each individual piece of equipment must be manufactured to the highest standards to ensure accurate, efficient and safe results. Here, Andy Selvy, Chief System Designer at industrial technology company Watlow, discusses medical device trends and how heating technology plays a vital role in the function of medical equipment.
The potential of polymer 3D printing
3D printing technologies have evolved significantly, with much of the research centred around the materials science field. This includes high-performance polymers with mechanical characteristics - so what does this mean for bearing design? Here Chris Johnson, Managing Director of SMB Bearings, explores the plastic bearing additive manufacturing (AM) landscape.
RingGo Park and Pay deployed in over 150,000 BMW cars
RingGo and BMW have announced an in-car payment solution, now available in over 150,000 BMW models throughout the UK. The RingGo application is accessed via the car’s on-board iDrive infotainment system, simplifying the process of making payment for parking.