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Dstl wins IET Award in the cyber security category

A team at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has won an award for their work in cyber security. Comedian Sally Phillips presented the awards to winners chosen from more than 350 entries at a special event earlier this month, where Dstl’s Cyber Card Game won the Institution of …

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Barclays and Cranfield University help entrepreneurs take flight with new aviation technology hub

Barclays and Cranfield University have announced a partnership to establish the first Eagle Lab dedicated to aviation technology, or AvTech, based on the University’s campus. From December, the co-working and innovation space – one of the first cross-industry collaborations to accelerate the development of AvTech – will open for ambitious …

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MVTec reinforces its team with Sonja Schick and Martin Krumey

MVTec Software has announced two new staff appointments: As the new product manager for the MERLIC machine vision software, Sonja Schick has been responsible for the business relating to this product since August 2018. In addition, Martin Krumey came on board in September 2018 as MVTec’s vice president sales. Strategically …

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New calibration projects mark key milestone in Saudi Arabian partnership

Two ambitious new projects have started as part of TUV SUD NEL’s long-term agreement with the Arabian Calibration Company (ACC). The work will involve the construction of both a mobile calibration facility and a liquid flow measurement facility, to be located in the city of Damman in the Eastern Province …

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SENSOR+TEST 2019: Focus on process automation, alluring funding for startups

There is no way you can miss them at the SENSOR+TEST: The central community stands for focal themes or special exhibitor groups are appealing points of attraction for the visitors at the trade fair for sensor, measuring, and testing technology in Nuremberg. Especially for startup enterprises, there is an outstanding …

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CMR wins manufacturing sustainability award

Newcastle-based instrumentation control and automation specialist CMR UK has won the EEF Future of Manufacturing Sustainability Award North East, Yorkshire and Humberside. The success recognises the company’s strong commitment to boosting sustainability and improving environmental performance at its New York Way industrial estate head office and production facility. CMR, which currently employs …

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Rail 4.0: Schaeffler and ZF announce rail condition monitoring collaboration

To coincide with InnoTrans 2018, Schaeffler and ZF signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate between the two companies to create a digital condition monitoring system for mechanical drive trains in the rail sector.  The combination of both companies’ expertise will allow a Rail 4.0 solution with significant added-value to …

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Gas Sensing Solutions investigates levels of CO2 on car journeys

Ever wondered why long car journeys make you feel tired and sleepy? Is it the boredom of endless, never changing motorways or perhaps something else? Carbon Dioxide sensor specialists, Gas Sensing Solutions, wondered if it could be a build-up of CO2 gas because, at levels of 1,000 ppm and above, …

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Sensors for detecting chemical warfare agents

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a stamp-sized sensor that can detect trace amounts of certain chemical warfare agents, such as sarin, within minutes. Sarin is a man-made nerve agent that can spread as a gas or liquid. According to the Center for Disease control, exposure …

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Digi-Key announces winner of coveted Camaro at electronica

A 2018 Chevrolet Camaro V8 Convertible was the big giveaway at Digi-Key Electronics’ booth at electronica in Munich and the winner is deserving of the prize. Marco E., a university student studying for his bachelor’s thesis from Regensburg, Germany, attended electronica to get a feeling for current market trends.  His …

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