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MEMS measures electric fields

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Austrian engineers have developed an electric field magnitude sensor that delivers quantitative results down to 200V/m. “The equipment currently used to measure electric field strength has some significant downsides,” claimed Andreas Kainz from the Technical University if Vienna (TU Wien). “These devices contain parts that become electrically charged. Conductive metallic components can significantly alter the field being measured; an effect ...

Look, no holograms: but still a moving image floats in space

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US researchers are creating images in free space without using holograms. Instead, the team from Brigham Young University have created something like a 3D printer for the air. It uses a laser to trap a tiny particle of cellulose using spherical and astigmatic optical aberrations – a photophoretic particle trap – and then the same lasers drag it through 3D ...

Imagination flags graphics processor teaching

Imagination Technologies wants to raise the profile of mobile graphic processor design in university teaching with a new course as part of its online Imagination University Programme. “An Introduction to Mobile Graphics” includes a rich set of teaching materials and practical exercises and will be based around Imagination’s own PowerVR graphics processors (GPUs). According to Imagination, the teaching of graphics technologies are ...

Quantum entanglement on a chip

Bristol quantum photonics

Circuits to generate and detect quantum entanglement have been integrated into a photonic chip by a team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton and Tokyo, and NTT Device Technology Laboratories. It could be a step on the way to quantum computing and quantum encryption. An aim was to transfer qubits from a photon in one place to a ...

Do students want to study electronic engineering?

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The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has published acceptance numbers for different subjects studied at university. Electrical and electronic engineering recruitment remains stable over the last eight years at around 4,800 students signing up for courses, while computer science has become more popular with a steady increase from 11,500 in 2007 to 15,700 in 2014. Software engineering has shown ...

Engineering education centre for Olympic park

UCL-East

University College London (UCL) is to establish technology centres on the 2012 Olympic park in East London, part of a huge expansion of UCL to be called UCL East. The UCL Centre for Experimental Engineering aims to “address the acute skills shortage in engineering”, said UCL. As part of this, a Centre for Engineering Education will develop new approaches to ...