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Regenerative Braking: an Increasingly-Promising Technology for EVs and More
Regenerative braking systems are able to charge automobiles through the energy developed by their friction, thus promising a future of safer, longer, and greener commuting—particularly for EVs, or electric vehicles. We look at the technology behind this promising solution to vehicle battery charging on the go.
COVID-19 Has Led to a Pivotal Moment for Renewables, Such as this Floating Hybrid Energy Platform
The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is pressuring governments to review their energy strategies. As long-term recovery plans are outlined, there is an opportunity to incorporate innovative renewable energy solutions—and this is certainly the case with SINN Power’s Ocean Hybrid Platform.
When GPS Fails: Advantages of Quantum Navigation with Quantum Gyro Sensors
High-precision, high-risk, costly moving objects lack a backup navigation solution. Mostly reliant on GPS—or the Global Positioning System—they present two major weaknesses: low accuracy and poor security. Such problems can be improved with quantum gyro sensors and other elements of quantum positioning systems.
Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Sensor to be Developed by Infineon and Medtech Startup Blumio
Infineon Technologies AG has partnered with Blumio, the developer of a cuffless blood pressure monitoring system. The joint team plans to co-develop a wearable, non-invasive blood pressure sensor that will use Infeneon’s Xensiv radar chipset to ensure a seamless experience for patients.
Beyond Conventional E-Studies: Immersive Learning Opportunities for Electrical Engineers
Virtual reality and augmented reality (or VR and AR) are just two examples of human-machine interfaces (HMIs) that are integral to immersive learning. Using industry-focused simulations, such HMIs can educate both prospective and experienced electrical engineers for practical work—and ultimately help companies to safely and affordably take on engineering graduates.
An Overview of Near-Field Communication
Near-field communication (NFC) is a connectivity technology that enables wireless communication between two NFC-enabled devices. Communication via NFC occurs at short range, low bandwidth, and at a high frequency between devices. We discuss NFC’s components, its operating modes, and more.
An Overview of Neuromorphic Computing and Its Latest Advances
Realising brain-like synapses using artificial intelligence has, for several decades, been a dream of scientists all over the world. Although we don’t have human-level AI yet, humans have made significant strides in the design of innovative technologies for neuromorphic computing. This article delves into some of the most promising innovations in this field.
Biomimetic ‘Mole-Bot’ Enables Unmanned Exploration of Underground Resources
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has recently announced the development of a mole-inspired robot. The biomimetic drilling robot imitates the biological structure and excavation habits of moles, and the team hopes it will be able to mine previously unreachable underground resources.
Engineering Innovations Focused on Improving Our Mental Health
Never has the importance of our mental health been more prevalent. The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a huge rise in anxiety illnesses across the globe. And, while our health services were already stretched, they are now bursting at the seams. Now more than ever, this has called for engineers to design technology that can monitor, research—and hopefully improve—our mental wellbeing.
Electronic Devices for Medical Applications: Safety, Reliability, and Biocompatibility Requirements
Electronics engineers working in industries that design equipment for the healthcare industry are responsible for ensuring their safety and reliability in line with standards of the medical industry. This article will explore the most critical considerations in designing electronics for medical use.
Comparing Current Sensing Techniques: Hall Effect, Shunt Resistors, and Magnetoresistance Effect Sensors
One of the sub-disciplines in electrical engineering is tests and measurements and for that reason, any EE should be interested in better understanding the way current flows through components in electrical circuits.
Electronic Sensor Technologies in Military Ground Applications
Modern military environments and warfare zones require the most sophisticated and reliable sensor technologies to communicate critical information about environmental conditions, as well as for positioning, target acquisition, weapon control, and intelligence gathering.
The UK Ministry of Defence Invests £2m in EOIR Sensor Technologies
The UK government has announced that the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has awarded contracts to various respected organisations. The contracts will fund short and long-term investigations aimed at improving electro-optic and infrared (EOIR) sensor technology for military use.