Latest Electronics Device R&D News

Government commits £32m to 'green' motor design

The government is to make £32m funding available for two new projects to research manufacturing technology for electric motors and develop cleaner internal combustion engines. The projects are led by Jaguar Land Rover. They are part of an ongoing programme by the UK government to develop technology which will reduce…

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Government funds £1m space R&D prize

Government funded defence research agency, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), is running a £1m research competition inviting proposals from UK-based companies for technology which will offer affordable space systems for communications and surveillance. The aim of the government-funded research will be to develop technologies in the…

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TDK-Lambda to design power products in Bristol

A power electronics research and development centre has been opened by TDK-Lambda in Bristol. This expands the Japanese-owned power supply manufacturer’s R&D capabilities in the UK. The new centre will have up to 10 designers at the facility located at the Bristol and Bath Science…

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Un-cooled IR sensor counts humans

French start-up Irynx is to team up with European research lab CEA-Leti to develop its un-cooled infra-red sensor for tracking humans. “These products will be able to count people, distinguish humans, get positions and determine posture,” said Leti. This low-cost technology will help bring to…

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DNA sequencer pioneer awarded Faraday Medal

Professor Chris Toumazou founder and CEO of DNA Electronics, the developer of semiconductor DNA sequencing technology, has been awarded the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)’s highest honour, the 2014 Faraday Medal. The award recognises Professor Toumazou’s pioneering work in the invention of semiconductor DNA sequencing and…

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Ultrasound pioneer to get Sir Frank Whittle medal

Ultrasound imaging pioneer Professor Peter Wells is to receive the Sir Frank Whittle medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering for his achievements in medical engineering over six decades. Wells, now research Professor in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, worked on ultrasonic surgery and he developed a novel…

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OpenStax digital textbooks learn as you learn

Tired of learning from a dusty old textbook? Try a book that learns from you. Students in Houston, Texas, are about to get their hands on the first digital schoolbooks that use artificial intelligence to personalise lessons…

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Kilobot swarm at Harvard

A self-organising thousand-robot swarm has been made at Harvard. Following simple programmed rules, the autonomous robots arranged themselves into vast, complex shapes…

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