Only Connect: Electronics and natural disasters
Watching the news and seeing the terrible images from Japan is heartbreaking. So much destruction so swiftly came upon them. Because the epicentre was so deep and close they had no time for the early warning system to alert them to the danger.
What we can be thankful for is the help from advanced electronic devices that make a real difference, from Seismometers to satellite based detection (see below).
How is this relevant to you? Many of these electronic devices were designed and built here in the UK. We should be proud of the creativity that comes from you engineers and especially the people who take great care in building these products to the highest standards.
The message I want to send is that you can make a difference in your working life and no matter how small you may think your part is never underestimate what an important role you play.
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