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Sensor systems to give edge to battlefield decisions

Technology that can process vast streams of information from military intelligence sources is being developed by scientists and engineers. The development will seek to enable operatives in the field to assess their surroundings and identify threats more quickly and accurately. Newly developed systems will gather information from a wealth of …

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Competition seeks technology to help tackle knife crime

An upcoming Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking innovative technologies and approaches to help tackle knife crime. Although crime in general has fallen rapidly in the UK over the past 20 years, some types of violent crime recorded by the Police have increased. In 2017, knife crime rose …

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Gartner identifies the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019

Gartner has highlighted the top strategic technology trends that organisations need to explore in 2019. Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which are rapidly growing trends with a …

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AQE 2018 registrations up by 21 per cent

The organisers of AQE 2018, the Air Quality & Emissions event, have reported a 21 per cent increase in registrations compared with the last AQE in May 2017. “This is no surprise,” commented exhibitions manager David Hellyer. “Air quality has never been higher in the political agenda, and monitoring underpins …

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Poster competition raises air quality awareness in Scotland

Air Monitors has sponsored a competition among Scottish schools as part of an initiative to raise awareness of air pollution issues around the time of the Clean Air Day in June and during the Year of Young People. Environmental Protection Scotland (EPS) coordinated many of the air quality events and …

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Cranfield partners with Purdue Uni to provide new Master’s degree for the US Department of Defense

Cranfield University is partnering with Purdue University in the United States to offer a suite of graduate-level education programmes for the US Department of Defense (DOD). The first offering will be a dual Master’s degree in Defence Engineering and Technology with a specialisation in expeditionary warfare – the deployment of …

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KELLER in space

On 22 September 2018, a Japanese H-IIB rocket launched the HTV supply vessel containing the ACLS (Advanced Closed Loop System) module destined for the International Space Station (ISS). The ACLS is tasked with “recycling” CO2 from the air in the spacecraft and generating fresh oxygen for the crew by means …

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Endress+Hauser expands manufacturing of temperature and system products

Endress+Hauser has invested more than €10.4 million in a new, state-of-the-art production facility at its location in Nesselwang, Germany. The 4,800-square-meter building contains new production and office space, in addition to technology and common rooms. With the expansion, the Endress+Hauser Group is making further investments in sustainable growth. The expansion …

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Chamois meets new testing and calibration lab standard

Chamois Metrology is pleased to be among the first laboratories in the UK to have made the transition from ISO 17025 2005 to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – the new 2017 standard – accredited by UKAS (Lab no. 0822).  Congratulations go to the whole Chamois team on this landmark achievement as they …

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Industry calls for extension to transition period

The head of one of Britain’s biggest business groups has called for the UK to secure a significantly longer transition period to follow next year’s exit from the European Union after last week’s failure to agree a tariff schedule at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). He urges the Government to …

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