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I spy with my UVeye

An Israeli start-up has taken a system for detecting explosives underneath vehicles and re-designed it for the automotive quality assurance market.






Keep on rolling

The term ‘Smart Products’ has become part of everyday vocabulary as we acquire ever-increasing numbers of devices that communicate with each other and allow us to control them or access information ...






Detecting tumours with optical imaging

Near-infrared technology from MIT pinpoints fluorescent probes within living tissue, at a depth approaching that of CT and MRI but at a higher resolution and could be used to detect cancer earlier.




Endoscopy pill passes the test

To accelerate the design and test of Sonopill, a revolutionary ultrasound endoscopy capsule, the team behind it required a single, unified instrumentation platform to take it from component and ...


Inspection in the age of smart manufacturing

Metrology is often an overlooked process in manufacturing, when it actually plays an essential role. In particular, inspection helps ensure that component parts fit together accurately and ensures ...



Re-tiling a fusion reactor

The inside of fusion reactors can reach temperatures hotter than the core of the sun. To keep this energy sealed within the reactor the tiles lining it have had to be painstakingly positioned ...





Scalable controller drives efficiencies

The capacity for greater control of individual components – as well as higher torque and speed control – make a new system a tempting prospect for the automotive sector.




Getting to grips with bionic costs

Recent advances in robotic prosthetic hands have been little short of extraordinary, but have remained out of the price range of many who need them. However, a number of engineers and start-ups are ...