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Ultra ultrasound to transform new tech

A new and extremely sensitive method of measuring ultrasound could revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles. Researchers at The University of Queensland have combined modern nanofabrication and nanophotonics techniques to build the ultraprecise ultrasound sensors on a silicon chip. Professor Warwick Bowen, from UQ’s Precision Sensing Initiative and …

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Successful flight tests with HENSOLDT’s collision warning radar for UAVs

The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has successfully concluded flight tests with its collision avoidance radar system for UAVs. This sensor is intended to improve safety in both military and civilian air traffic. HENSOLDT has developed a demonstrator of a so-called detect-and-avoid radar system, which uses the latest radar technology to …

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AcSoft announces free automotive NVH seminar

AcSoft Group – comprising AcSoft, Svantek and GRAS Sound & Vibration UK – is hosting a free one-day seminar covering Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH) testing for electric, hybrid and traditionally powered vehicles on 13th March 2019 at the National Conference Centre in Solihull in the West Midlands. The AcSoft …

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MTS equips university to test new materials for construction and transportation industries

MTS has completed two unique test systems for the Extreme Performance Testing Center at Seoul National University. These test systems—a High-Rate Impact and a High-Force Fatigue system—deliver the velocities and forces required to test newly developed high-strength construction materials and reinforced composites. Seoul National University is ranked in the top …

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QuadSAT secures £700,000 seed funding

QuadSAT, the drone-enabled antenna testing company, today announced it has closed its £700,000 seed round, led by Vaekstfonden, the Danish Growth Fund, with participation from Seraphim Capitaland existing investors. The investment will enable QuadSAT to bring its innovative drone platform to the satellite communications industry, initially focusing on maritime and aeronautical applications. QuadSAT’s …

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AMETEK Surface Vision appoints new director of Sales

AMETEK Surface Vision has appointed Francois Levac as the director of Sales to help strengthen and grow the company’s global sales presence. Formerly Manager of Sales for the Paper Industry in the Americas and Canada, Levac will support Surface Vision’s existing customer base and grow new relationships by enhancing representation …

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Trescal announces three acquisitions in Belgium, France and Brazil

Trescal has acquired three companies: LBT Testing and Calibration, near Brussels; C2M in Rouen; and Metrology in Vitoria. These acquisitions will add circa €3m turnover to the group. Founded in 1992 in Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels, LBT provides in-house and on-site BELAC accredited calibration services as well as validation services to the Life Sciences Industry and …

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Mayor launches world’s largest air quality monitoring network in London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched the world’s most advanced and comprehensive network of air quality monitors to help investigate and improve London’s toxic air. Breathe London will use a range of cutting-edge fixed and mobile sensors to build up a real-time, hyperlocal image of London’s air …

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Tektronix announces Marc Tremblay as president

Tektronix has named Marc Tremblay as the new president of Tektronix. Tremblay succeeds Pat Byrne who has served as Tektronix’ president since July 2014. Byrne will continue in his senior vice president role at Fortive with Tremblay reporting directly to him. “Marc has a proven track record of developing highly effective organisations leading to sustained …

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Ultra-sensitive sensor with gold nanoparticle array

Scientists from the University of Bath and Northwestern University have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array, which is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. The sensor is made up of a series of gold disk-shaped nanoparticles on a glass slide. The team …

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