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3D Printing: The Technology That Changes Everything

The main benefit of 3D printing is the reduction in time, effort and energy taken to convert a design into a prototype. In a way, you can now build your products...

The Future of Wireless Charging and Long-lasting Batteries

Although both solar/kinetic power and wireless charging fall under the ‘portable power’ umbrella, the two should not be conflated. Solar, kinetic and other non-battery topics fall under the umbrella commonly referred...

Adding flexibility and performance with PC based automation

Automation is no longer restricted to the conventional ways of building machines using customized controllers or Programmable logic controllers (PLC). With the rise of Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0,...

Busting Seven Myths Of IoT

Internet of things is a hot topic these days and it means many things to many people. However, there are a few myths floating around. IoT has been mythicized and has...

What is Transforming the Smart Grid

Imagine a country with no load shedding, power cuts or blackouts. A new era of reliable and efficient electricity supply is what the smart grid concept promises. Integrating modern digital electronics technology...

Command and Cruise Control Operations in American Defence

Continue reading previous part In the last four parts of this article we covered air defence warfare, electronic warfare (EW), under-sea warfare, strike warfare and air operations. In this concluding part, let...

Safety And Security In The Future For Assisted and Autonomous Driving

Cars are undergoing an evolution, moving from an electro-mechanical device under the control of a human driver to a completely autonomous vehicle. Today we are getting close to the tipping point,...

Age of The Drivables

Road safety slogans like ‘Alert Today; Alive Tomorrow’ might become redundant in the future with the kind of safety, information, communication, entertainment and comfort features that are being built into today’s...

Precision-Guided Munitions: Infra-Red-Guided Weapons (Part 3 of 4)

Dr Anil Kumar Maini is former director, Laser Science and Technology Centre, a premier laser and optoelectronics research and development laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation of Ministry of Defence Nakul...

Why 3D Chips are the Future of Electronics

DECEMBER 2012: On an average, a chip holds over one billion transistors today. Intel’s 10-core Xeon Westmere-EX packs 2.6 billion transistors into a 512mm2 area using 32nm technology. But even that...