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Which Electrical Engineering Specialisation is Right for You?
There are several engineering fields that university students can choose from, such as computer science, civil, mechanical, electrical, and aeronautics. It’s not surprising that students may find it difficult to select one speciality over another when the time comes.
The ‘Shaking-like-a-leaf’ Energy Harvesting Device That Could Power Mars Rovers
Demonstrating the influence that the natural world has on engineering developments, the University of Warwick’s recent project—a wind harvesting device that apes the highly-shakeable nature of an aspen leaf—may enhance the ways we power Mars rovers.
The HaptX Gloves: ‘Hands-on’ Haptic VR and How it Works
For engineers, HMIs, particularly those in VR and AR, are becoming an increasingly relied-upon approach to the design and manufacture of products, especially in the automotive industry. But aside from the audiovisual benefits of immersive computing, the user experience ideally needs to be tactile, too; and this is where haptic wearables, such as HaptX Gloves, come in.
It’s Time to Switch to Green 3D Printing
3D printing has been widely touted as a 'green' alternative to traditional manufacturing: first, because it generates little waste compared to conventional manufacturing techniques; and second, because it significantly eliminates the environmental costs of transportation, logistics, maintenance, and storage.
Boeing 737 MAX: The Electrical Flight System Identified as a Potential Culprit
Within five months of one another, two Boeing 737 MAX jets crashed, none of the passengers survived. Preliminary black box data has identified an electrical flight system as the possible culprit, but what exactly happened?
AI and Medtech: Where Are We Headed?
Technology is rapidly evolving and changing the nature of our world. Certain ideas and concepts that would have been written off as sci-fi fantasy nonsense a couple of decades ago—i.e. artificial intelligence—are becoming more and more common in our digital world.
TurboTrack: MIT’s RFID-based Answer to Machine Vision Robotics
While machine vision is often the ‘done deal’ for informing robotic motor functions, sometimes it’s the simpler solutions that prove the most robust. Here’s a look at TurboTrack: Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s radiofrequency identification tag-based technology, whose signal-reading approach has proved foolproof in many aspects where machine vision robot guidance falls down.
Will Brexit Cripple Automobile Manufacturing in the UK?
Brexit has been one of the most discussed topics in the UK in the past year. The implications of a deal or no-deal consensus between the UK and EU will affect every facet of the economy due to the multi-level trade agreements the country has had with EU member states for decades. More specifically, a no-deal Brexit will certainly impact the vehicle manufacturing industry.
Are We Making Any Progress With Medical 3D Implants?
Back in 2015, market research firm Gartner predicted that 3D implants were set to make a big impact on the medical field. In fact, the prediction was that by 2019, 10% of people in the developed world would be living with 3D-printed items either on or in their bodies.
The Components That Make Smart Clothes Possible
Smart clothing may already be here, but it will take a while before the average person is reading their heart rate statistics through the very fibres of their jumper. For now, let’s discuss the components and engineering considerations involved that, once mastered, could eventually commercialise this latest breakthrough in wearable tech.