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Comment: 3D-printing revolution impacts on supply chains

Michael Minall, of Vendigital, sees the adoption of 3D-printing technology gaining momentum in the aerospace and defence sectors.

Easyjet’s announcement of its intention to use 3D printing to produce replacement cabin parts is further evidence that a technological revolution in the sector is gaining momentum. And it is…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes minutes after launch

The explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket mere minutes after launch on Sunday was strike one for US hopes of rebooting crewed space flight: this is the very type of rocket the company wants to use to send people into space in 2017.

“You want a really, really reliable…

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Space: X-ray Observatory pinpoints faraway neutron star

Astronomers at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have used echoes – albeit those of light – to work out the distance of an object far beyond the boundaries of Earth.

Circinus X-1 is a binary star system located at the other end of the Milky Way from us. It contains…

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ESA preps Sentinel-2 satellite launch

Tomorrow sees the first launch of the two-satellite Sentinel-2 mission from French Guiana.

The Sentinel-2A satellite will be launched on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport near Kourou. The event is scheduled to take place at 01:52 GMT.

Sentinel-2 is the second mission for…

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Manchester funds “visionary” mathematics in Turing’s footsteps

A new £1.75m fund to support “visionary and pioneering pure mathematics” at the University of Manchester was announced today. It will be funded from the Estate of Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw.

The Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Charity is being set up with an endowment anticipated to be in excess of £1…

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Hollow fibre promises microscopic monitoring

Safety inspectors are being downsized – in a good way. Tiny glass beads patrolling fibre-optic cables could keep an eye on the insides of nuclear reactors and other hazardous environments.
Fibre-optic cables may be best known for delivering your broadband connection, but they are also used as sensors, measuring…

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No IoT without cyber security – German-British civil security conference

Both the threats and opportunities for the IoT and online business were spelled out at the German-British Civil Security Industry Conference held in London today, which highlighted the civil security industry as a multi-billion euro industry within Europe.

For example, Dr. Andreas Prothmann, Head of Department for Economic…

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GloFo offers 28nm SLP-RF process

GLoFo is offering a 28nm SLP-RF process for RF CMOS. RF PDKs provide design flexibility in core RF performance and functionality…

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PCIM 2015: Your Electronics Weekly guide

PCIM Europe (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion)

The annual PCIM show covers power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management. It runs from 19 – 21 May in Nuremberg, this year.

Simply bookmark: www.electronicsweekly.com/news/tag/pcim/ 
PCIM 2015 – Latest News
PCIM: Vicor slim-line PSU package takes…

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Internet ‘capacity crunch’ approaching

Are we running out of Internet? It might sound like an odd question, but researchers met at the Royal Society in London last week to discuss a coming Internet “capacity crunch”, and what we might do about it.

The meeting sparked headlines warning of a “full” internet and the potential…

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