AI accelerates materials science from lab to market
Nearly every sector is proposing the use of artificial intelligence. Materials science R&D is relatively late to this trend, and there are many industry-specific hurdles, but the opportunities are beginning to be realised and the potential impact is significant. By Dr Richard Collins, Principal Analyst at IDTechEx
Three ways micromotors are helping save the environment
You’d never leave your refrigerator door open at home. Not only would this mistake spoil your dinner plans, but it would also be a massive waste of energy. So why do we often find doorless fridges in supermarkets? Refrigeration in these stores hasn’t always been particularly energy efficient, but micromotors are helping to make an important switch.
Mid year update on UK electronic components market
The first half of 2020 has been ‘eventful’ for the UK electronic components market to say the very least. As a result, the outcome turned out to differ greatly from the forecast released by members of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) in December last year with the aim of providing the electronic components markets, its customers and investors with a balanced and evidence based analysis.
Advances in the product design of touchscreens
We live in a world that expects every display to be interactive. When a child approaches a screen in a shopping mall, they instinctively touch it, and are surprised if it doesn’t react. Touchscreens are now a natural part of our everyday lives – from smartphones and tablet computers to ticket machines and self-service check outs.
Building automation products in stock at Mouser
A comprehensive selection of building automation solutions from Littelfuse is in stock at distributor Mouser Electronics.
Suppressing acoustic noise in switched-mode power supplies
When sitting in a car, the engine noise we experience is something completely normal. After all, the engine compartment contains a machine with moving parts in it. In fact, manufacturers of cars and other products actually have entire research departments dedicated to tinkering around with (and creating) pleasurable sound experiences. However, as Rolf Horn, Applications Engineer at Digi-Key Electronics explains, it is a different situation with s...
Assessing the human cost of conflict minerals
Did you know that the minerals in your mobile phone and laptop may have direct links to child slavery in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)? Karen Mascarenhas, Director of Mascarenhas PR, asks what the true cost of conflict minerals is in our day to day lives?
The need for scalability in IIoT gateways
With the rapid advancements in the various facets of Information Technology, there has been an immense growth in the field of the Internet of Things with an increasing focus on Industrial IoT. Industrial IoT is poised to transform traditional linear manufacturing processes into a connected system with greater emphasis on data driven decisions, IIoT gateways can help with this.
What fears do people have around AI?
A new survey of 2,000 UK adults by Fountech.ai has discovered what fears people have around AI (artificial intelligence). It found that people want increased regulation and more accountability in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), new research by Fountech.ai has revealed.
Three tips to manufacture quality compliant PPE
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a batch of 400,000 gowns flown into the UK from Turkey were rejected after failing to meet National Health Service (NHS) standards. This high-profile recall highlighted the pitfalls of manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) that doesn’t comply with regulatory frameworks. Here Stephane Gobron, engineering consultant and freelance medical writer at Kolabtree, has explored three ways to m...