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Facing up to cyber threats

The advent of Industry 4.0 has meant that connectivity is increasingly a given in new component design. The ability to relay and feed back information about its performance and conditions now has to be factored into many design processes, posing ...

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Design matters…

It would be nice to think that the value of design to the UK’s economy would not need highlighting. However, the reality is that it is often a misunderstood concept and consequently underappreciated.



Industry must step up on technical education

The first 52 colleges and post-16 providers to teach new ‘T Levels’ were named on 27 May. T Levels are courses, which will be on a par with A levels and will provide young people with a choice ...



Electrifying vehicle technologies

Despite appearing to be a modern phenomenon, the first electric vehicle took to the road in 1832 and in 1899, outselling all other available options, including steam and gasoline powered vehicles. ...


Disruption is the new normal

In the technology sphere, ‘disruptive’ can sometimes seem an overused term. So much so, in fact, that it almost feels rare to encounter a new product or technology that isn’t instantly labelled ...


How thin cell batteries are revolutionising industry

In 2011, Chinese engineers claimed to have made the world’s first shrinking device. While it may sound like it came from a film, the device only creates the illusion of a smaller object, rather than ...


Should robots pay taxes?

Robot tax? A tax on robotics is as absurd an idea as a tax on pencils. As Britain’s political parties discuss a potential tax on automation and robotics, Nigel Smith, managing director of Toshiba ...