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.
Leading RISC-V Companies and Their Progress in Implementing the Open Source Architecture
RISC-V is gaining widespread acceptance within the science and engineering communities worldwide. In this article, we are going to have a look at what the RISC-V architecture is and who some of the prominent companies are who are using its open-source ISA to enable processor innovation in line with the RISC-V foundation's objectives.
Designing for the Future: Replacing the Mouse and Keyboard with Interactive Technology
The traditional mouse and keyboard have hardly changed for many years. However, many parts of the world are facing a skills crisis, and young people are leaving school with far more experience using tablets and smartphones.
Securing Medtech Devices Now Possible Through Signal Manipulation
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to have your information secured with something uniquely yours, then your own body is as close as it gets. Thanks to new technology, medical data can now be protected from breaches using the human body as the encryption medium.
The Biggest Complaints Related to Buying EVs
Whether we like it or not, the future of transportation seems to be electric. But should we be welcoming them with open arms? Electric cars are supposed to be better for the environment, offer optimal performance (at least in terms of acceleration), and promise lower ownership costs than gas-powered vehicles. But, things aren’t quite that simple. In this article, we will consider some of the difficulties facing EVs and an all-electric future.
Medical Devices are Leading the IoT Revolution, Not Consumer Ones
The IoT has opened the doors to endless opportunities within healthcare and medicine. When your ordinary, run of the mill medical devices are supplemented with connectivity and added to the IoT, they can collect invaluable information, data, and provide healthcare professionals with greater insight into the patient.
Moore’s Law is Dead. What Happens Next?
Since 1965, computer engineers have lived by the words of Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, that the density of transistors that can be crammed onto a chip will double every 12 months. But, Moore’s Law is more of an observation and an extrapolation of trends than a genuine law of nature. Technology struggled to keep up and, within a decade, the optimistic 12-month prediction had extended to 18 months then, later, to 24 months.
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.
Things European Tech Start-ups Do Better Than U.S. Ones
Despite hundreds of years' worth of cultural exchange, the differences between the European and U.S. start-up ecosystems are staggering. While the U.S. has long since been understood to be the ideal place to launch a start-up, there are several things that European tech start-ups do better than their U.S. counterparts.
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.