Engineering themes

Electrical/Electronic

A total of 108 items listed.

Hollowing out a future in fibre optics

Dr Matthew Partridge

A new generation of fibre optic cables with a hollow core are being developed, which will be able to transmit data over longer distances faster and more efficiently.

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The right climate for efficient semiconductors

Richard Stevenson

Electrical circuits waste energy when changing voltage and switching between currents, but a new generation of semiconductor materials is helping to reduce these losses and cut the carbon footprint of many devices.

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Chips that changed the classroom

Michael Kenward OBE, Dr Eben Upton CBE and Dr Andrew Herbert OBE FREng

The Raspberry Pi has won the MacRobert Award 2017 for its innovative pocket-sized computer, which has changed how people are learning about coding.

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Natural born code writer

Michael Kenward OBE

Suranga Chandratillake FREng was instrumental in the setting up of Blinkx, a successful software startup. He is now sharing his expertise with the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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HOW I GOT HERE
Q & A - Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan

Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan is Co-founder and CEO of PervasID. His company provides radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers for low-cost, long-distance sensing of passive RFID tags, for use in tracking in retail, security and healthcare.

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MacRobert award 2017

Supported by the worshipful company of Engineers

The 2017 finalists are Darktrace, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Vision RT.

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Solving a historical mystery

Sarah Griffiths and Professor Sarah Hainsworth FREng

The discovery of Richard III’s remains underneath a Leicester car park made headlines around the world. Forensic engineering science helped researchers find out how he died.

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The technology behind The Tempest

Richard Gray, Sarah Ellis, Ben Lumsden and Tawny Schlieski

Motion-capture technology that is usually used on film sets is being employed live on stage to bring elements of Shakespeare’s play to life.

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How virtual reality is changing engineering

Professor Anthony Steed

A number of engineering firms are using virtual reality and immersive technologies to transform how they work.

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Communicating with outer space

Richard Gray and Nick James

BAE Systems Intermediate Frequency Modem System enabled signals from the Rosetta spacecraft to be decoded on Earth, accurately tracking the distance and speed of the craft.

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Taking engineering to industry

Michael Kenward OBE

As CEO of Rolls-Royce, Warren East CBE FREng is forging links with academia with a keenness to turn engineering research into profitable products

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