5G is coming: What to expect and why

5th-Generation Wireless Systems (5G), says the optimist, will revolutionise our life as the 3G/4G systems did. While the majority are still waiting to link to the 4G network, the top telecoms have started the war for the next generation of mobile communication. 5G is expected to finally bring the autonomous …

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Domestic bliss

Buying British to reduce the balance of payments deficit has long been an ambition of parties of every political stripe. There is a fundamental belief that if we all just bought a few more products bearing the national flag we could turn the economy around. Jeff Kiernan, commercial director at …

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Ricocheting radio waves monitor the tiniest movements in a room

Researchers from Duke University and Institut Langevin have shown that patterns made by radio waves can detect a person’s presence and location anywhere inside a room. This new motion-sensing technology could lead to new smart home devices for energy savings, security, healthcare and gaming. “Energy companies don’t love infrared motion …

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Scientists create a UV detector based on nanocrystals synthesised by using ion implantation

Scientists at the Lobachevsky University have been working for several years to develop solar-blind photodetectors operating in the UV spectral band. In the field of electronic technology, this is an important task, since such devices cut off emission with a wavelength higher than 280 nm, which helps to avoid interference …

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Mouser Electronics honours 2018 best-in-class award recipients

Mouser Electronics has congratulated the winners of its annual Mouser Best-in-Class Awards. The authorised global distributor announced the honorees at an awards ceremony on August 6, recognising the outstanding individuals from its manufacturer partners who best supported Mouser’s marketing programmes and new product introduction (NPI) launches by demonstrating exemplary teamwork and top performance. “The …

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Seminars at Sensors & Instrumentation 2018

Sensors & Instrumentation, sponsored by Mouser Electronics, returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 25 and 26 September 2018. The action-packed CPD accredited seminar programme returns to the exhibition with a selection of expert speakers already confirmed. Hololens: practical examples of “every day” transformation: Chris Hardess, Microsoft & Paul Haimes, PTC …

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Physik Instrumente UK celebrates 10 years of success

Physik Instrumente (PI) UK, a provider of specialist motion control and precision alignment systems, marked its 10th anniversary by welcoming visitors to the official opening of its recently extended office and customer demonstration facility in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, on Wednesday the 18th of July 2018. European sales manager Frank Gehbauer made the journey …

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HBM and BKSV to merge

HBM will be merging its activities with BKSV (Brüel and Kjær Sound and Vibration) from 1 January 2019.  Both owned by UK based Spectris Plc, the new company will be named HBK (Hottinger, Brüel and Kjær). Both HBM and BKSV are global leaders in their respective disciplines and have complementary expertise across the measurement chain. By leveraging their respective strengths, the aim is to create a …

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SKF and Hexatronic sign development partnership for industrialisation of fibre optic sensing systems

SKF and Proximion AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexatronic Group AB, have entered into a development partnership for the industrialisation of fibre optic sensing systems. The two parties will work together to combine SKF’s fibre optic bearing sensing technology with Proximion’s application integration experience and knowledge within development and production of advanced fibre optic sensors and data collection hardware …

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Sensor to monitor orbital debris outside space station

The International Space Station isn’t the only spacecraft orbiting the Earth. In fact, it is accompanied by the Hubble Space Telescope, satellites within the Earth Observing System, and more than 1,000 other operational spacecraft and CubeSats. In addition to spacecraft, bits of orbital debris – human-made objects no longer serving …

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