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    Hand-crafting an electric hammer

    An electric hammer. Isn’t that a good idea?

    Jacques Carelman, a member of the College of ‘Pataphysics, certainly thought so, creating it for his Catalogue of Impossible Objects – see Impossible objects #2: Electric hammer.

    Oh yes, and Homer Simpson also “invented” it in the episode The Wizard of Evergreen…

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    EU Big Three Semi Companies Tried To Hijack EC R&D Programme.

    Europe’s Big Three semiconductor companies tried to hijack EU chip research programmes by taking over control of the focus of  EC-funded R&D, said Mike Bryant, CTO of Future Horizons, at IFS2015 in London last week…

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    Only Connect: Soldering Terminology Guide

    Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.

    If you want to pick up the lingo of the soldering community and impress your colleagues by throwing in a couple…

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    European VC Investments Sharply Up

    €7.9 billion of VC money was invested in Europe last year, up from €6.3 billion in 2013 but down from the record-breaking €10.6 billion of 2001, says Dow Jones VentureSource…

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    High Vacuum Variable Capacitors Manufactured In UK


    announce the first


    developed and manufactured in Britain

    So, 54 years ago, proclaimed an advertisement in Electronics Weekly’s edition of March 29th 1961…

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    Cave Graecos

    I read that the biggest fear in the gilded halls of the Eurocracy is that the Greeks repudiate their debts, get kicked out of the euro, then prosper mightily…

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