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Top 10 sensors market 2017-2022
Research and Markets has released its Top 10 Sensors Market report, which covers projections for the best-performing sensor types over the next five years.
ANU physicists open door to improved communications
ANU research on the use of magnets to steer light could lead to new communications systems that are smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.
Stretchable smart tablets getting closer to reality
Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
Solution for PCB component models
RS Components has announced that it has extended its relationship with SamacSys. The company is now offering direct access to SamacSys’ schematic symbols and footprints for all PCB components, via the new PCB Part Library service.
Quiet LDO voltage regulators
STMicroelectronics has announced its LDLN025 Low-Dropout (LDO) voltage regulators, which generate less than 6.5µVrms noise at 250mA full load with an outline of just 0.63mm x 0.63mm.
SA scientists use gold to convert sunlight into fuel
Tiny metallic-gold particles are being used to convert sunlight into fuel, in a technology developed in SA to store solar energy as an alternative to battery storage.
CSIRO using fingerprint ID to save energy
CSIRO has announced a partnership with start-up company Ecocentric, on a system that recognises the electrical ‘fingerprint’ of individual appliances to increase energy efficiency in buildings.
Solar batteries – the answer to Australia’s energy problems?
A significant price drop has seen solar batteries skyrocket in popularity. Experts believe that solar battery storage could be the solution to widespread power outages, such as those seen in South Australia over the past few months.
Surge protection device
Phoenix Contact has released the Valvetrab-Safe Energy Control (SEC) Type 2 surge protection device, which the company claims is one of the world’s narrowest high-performing arresters.
Bid to protect energy systems from hackers
New research from Michigan Technological University scientists addresses “nightmare” scenarios for energy systems, where hackers exploit security weaknesses and execute a disruptive plan of cyber attacks.
RFID sensor market booms; offers new opportunities
According to a new report from IDTechEx, the RFID sensor market will grow to US$980 million by 2027.
Scientists developing sustainable seawater batteries
Korean university UNIST will be working with public organisations in the energy sector to develop a new type of eco-friendly battery that can store and produce electricity using seawater.
NBN CEO claims Aussies do not want super-fast broadband
NBN CEO Bill Morrow has claimed that there is no market for super-fast broadband in Australia, and that people would not use it “even if we offered it for free”.
Tech giants join forces to tackle cyber security in IoT
AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic have formed an alliance to address today’s biggest challenges in IoT security.
Chip to make sensor batteries last 10x longer – samples available
Sensor battery life could last up to ten times longer with use of a voltage detector chip developed by engineers from the University of Bristol.
Smart pipette stand
Mettler Toledo has announced its Rainin SmartStand, a smart stand that the company claims will transform how labs manage their pipettes.
Mining engineers top employability list
Mining engineering graduates top the list of employable graduates, according to a study from Graduate Careers Australia.
Light, rugged handheld tablet
Panasonic has launched what it claims to be the world’s lightest fully rugged 3-in-1 handheld tablet, adding to its portfolio of enterprise-grade mobile devices.
150,000 vulnerable printers hacked as a “warning” to users
Approximately 150,000 internet-connected printers have been hacked across the world by an anonymous hacker, whose intention was to warn users about the vulnerability of their devices.
Load cells for In-Line endurance applications
Futek has announced its LSB series of load cells, which offer not only a vast capacity range, but many capabilities that are suitable for In-Line endurance applications.