mannerisms

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

Memory Lane of Electronics industry

Pass On Knowledge, says Duke of Edinburgh.

As I and 2,400 other members of the Institutions of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers listened to the talk by the Duke of Edinburgh earlier this month, we were left in no doubt of what he believed an engineer’s educational responsibilities were. So, 53 years ago, started a…

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Britain's Space Programme On Schedule

Britain’s space research programme is going ahead on schedule. In two months’ time the integration of the British experiments with the American Scout rocket components will take place. So, 53 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 26th 1961…

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Computer For Baggage Check-In Bought By Scandinavian Airlines.

The first electronic computer to be installed by an airline for weight and baggage control has been brought into operation by Scandinavian Airlines Systems in Copenhagen. Designed by Standard Telephones & Cables Ltd, this system consists of a Stantec  Zebra computer connected to push-button keysets located at passenger check…

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Britain First With Working Secondary Radar System

‘Britain first with working system’ SECONDARY RADAR – UK GETS MORE CONTRACTS ‘ATC system of the future’ So, 53 years ago, ran the headline on a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 19th 1961…

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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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