Engineering themes

Information/Communications Technologies/Computing

A total of 161 items listed.

HOW DOES THAT WORK - 3D facial recognition technology

3D facial recognition technology is becoming more commonly used for identification purposes.

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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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Communication at the speed of light

Neil Cumins

Light fidelity, or ‘Li-Fi’, is a wireless communications technology that transmits high-speed data via common household LEDs; an alternative to Wi-Fi that could transform online connectivity.

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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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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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Data as critical national infrastructure

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng

Why data is a vital infrastructure that needs to be invested in, maintained and supported?

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Broadband in the backwaters: rural Britain's fight for faster internet

Sarah Griffiths

Communities living in some parts of rural Britain are engineering their own solutions to combat the problem of inadequate broadband connections

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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, Engineering award winners, Living without electricity report, The UK STEM education landscape, Bridge building in Rwanda, UK student wins international engineering prize, British rocket propels Juno to Jupiter

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An introduction to the 'real world'

Michael Kenward OBE

Leading engineers go back to university as Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professors to give undergraduates a first-hand view of engineering

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A web of networks

David Cleevely CBE FREng

David Cleevely CBE FREng’s extensive experience has allowed him to help shake up innovation in the UK

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Ingenious awards, First UK Robotics Week, Enterprise Fellowships awarded, Celebrating women engineers, Geared up for Olympic success, Engineering season at the V&A

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