mannerisms

Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Memory Lane

Airfield Bird Dispersal System Under Evaluation

Worldwide interest has been created by the airfield bird dispersal system ‘Sappho’ being developed by The Trix Electrical Co Ltd in collaboration with the Ministry of Aviation. The system utilises specially recorded bird alarm and distress calls.

So, 54 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of…

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Information Theory Hits London

Information Theory Comes To Town

was the headline, 54 years ago, on a story in Electronics Weekly’s first edition of September 7th 1960…

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Keeping Bluebird Safe

As Donald Campbell drives his jet-powered Bluebird over the Bonneville Salt Flats in his attempt on the world land speed record, engineers up to 15 miles away in a Land Rover will be able to see what is happening to the car.

So, 54 years ago, starts a story…

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UK Engineers Meet Space Challenge

How electronics engineers are meeting the technical challenge of instrumentation in research space vehicles was described by a number of speakers last week at the Rocket and Satellite Instrumentation Symposium organised jointly by the British Interplanetary Society and the Society of Instrument Technology.

So, 54 years ago, starts a story…

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Transistors Used In Radar

‘Transistor techniques used in navaids and radars’

runs a headline, 54 years ago, in Electronics Weekly’s first edition dated September 7th 1960…

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US Space Success

US Space Success May be Turning Point

So, 53 years ago, runs a headline in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 10th 1961…

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Two New Techniques For Storing Digital Information From IBM.

Two new techniques for storing digital information have been announced by IBM.  One is a magnetic core memory for computers which contains built-in ‘short-cuts’ to stored data, and the other is an experimental punched card memory unit which electronically reads out punched data at high speed from special…

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Storing Radioactive Waste

A method of storing highly radioactive waste by converting it into an insoluble glass-like solid has been announced by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA).

So, 53 years ago, starts a story in the April 12th 1961 edition of Electronics Weekly…

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Fundamental Study In Physical Sciences Needed To Advance Communications

This year’s exhibition of the Institute of Physics and Physical Science demonstrates once again that  communications can only thrive and make advances through fundamental study in the physical sciences.

So, 53 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of January 11th 1961…

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Transistors For London Buses

TRANSISTORS FOR LONDON BUSES

was the headline, 54 years ago, on a sotry in Electronics Weekly’s edition of September 14th 1960…

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British Automatic Landing Gear Is World's Best

The US Federal Aviation Authority are to evaluate the British automatic landing equipment.

So, 54 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of September 14th 1960…

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Britain To Join Space Race

Britain will soon embark on a space programme concerned mainly with the setting up of a satellite communications system. This is the conclusion to be drawn from a statement made by the Minister of Aviation, Mr Peter Thorneycroft, now in Australia for official space talks.

So, 54 years ago, started…

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