Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 166 articles for: Information, Communications Technologies and Computing

Entertaining audiences of the future

Entertaining audiences of the future

Dominic Joyeux

Engineering innovations are creating immersive environments in theatre and sport.

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How to make a mobile technology revolution

How to make a mobile technology revolution

Professor Stephen Temple CBE FREng

Each new generation of mobile technology, such as 3G, 4G or 5G, requires global collaboration to succeed.

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Chatbots use machine learning to answer queries from humans.

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Dr Andrew Harter CBE DL FREng - A passion for networks

Michael Kenward OBE

Dr Andrew Harter CBE DL FREng’s RealVNC technology has enabled remote access to a computer anywhere in the world.

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Hollowing out a future in fibre optics

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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HOW DOES THAT WORK - 3D facial recognition technology

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

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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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Suranga Chandratillake FREng - 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 - 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

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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