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  • Soaring with IoT: Revolutionising Aerospace While Safeguarding Cybersecurity

    Soaring with IoT: Revolutionising Aerospace While Safeguarding Cybersecurity

    IoT has become the new buzzword and a ground-breaking advancement in technology, transforming not only our homes and personal devices but also making waves in the engineering world, with the aerospace sector being no exception. But what exactly is IoT, and how is it being utilized in the commercial aerospace industry? Moreover, what are the cyber risks associated with IoT, and, crucially, is the aerospace sector prepared to embrace it? At its core, IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a concept that enables everyday objects or "things" to connect to the Internet, allowing them to send and receive data and take actions based on the information they receive. This connectivity extends to devices like smart thermostats, fitness trackers, home security systems, and more. While IoT encompasses…

  • Blasting off from the Cape

    Blasting off from the Cape

    On this day in (engineering) history… There have been people occupying this spot, roughly halfway up Florida’s east coast, for 12,000 years. When Europeans arrived, the ‘cape of currents’ became notorious for shipwrecks. Its modern name was given by Spanish explorer Francisco Gordillo in 1521, first appearing on the map in 1564. Cabo Cañaveral (‘reed bed’ or ‘sugar cane plantation’), is the third oldest European place name in the USA. Today, April 16, 1972, at 12:54pm EST, Apollo 16 blasts off from Cape Canaveral. Apollo 16 blasts off from Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Source: Wikimedia Commons This latest mission , would be the fifth to touch down on the Moon itself, (notoriously, Apollo 13 never made it to the surface but did return to Earth safely ), the tenth…

  • Why does UK business stand out in its lack of concern about green engineering skills?

    Why does UK business stand out in its lack of concern about green engineering skills?

    When research reveals a trend as worrying as the fact that fewer than 5% of engineering companies from thousands around the world who took part in a recent survey believe they have the skills in place to be resilient to climate change*, it’s probably unfair to pick out how one country perceives the problem. The results of the IET’s recent International Green Skills Survey, however, throw up some odd facts about UK industry that bear closer examination and might offer clues about how industry worldwide can respond to the warning that a lack of skills is the most common barrier to achieving net zero carbon emissions. The bottom line, unsurprisingly, is that everyone’s preoccupied with the potential impact of climate change on their business. In the UK, 65% of respondents say they are ‘concerned…

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  • Wrapping up a week of AI Insights!

    Wrapping up a week of AI Insights!

    As the digital landscape evolves, so does our fascination with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Over the past week, we’ve delved into the heart of this transformative field, exploring its impact on our lives, the challenges it poses, and the potential it holds for the future. Let’s recap the highlights from our week of AI coverage: Insights from the Community We had a fantastic selection of thought-provoking blog posts in Community Insights starting with Trusting machines, not as easy as we think? telling us that AI is everywhere and we interact with it more often than we realise! In Big dreams, big data and some minor technical issues… we learnt that Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are not the same, but they are entwined and vital to each other. Kirsten McCormick shared an insight…

  • Unveiling the Future: A week dedicated to Artificial Intelligence

    Unveiling the Future: A week dedicated to Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has rapidly transformed from a concept of science fiction to an integral part of our daily lives, reshaping industries, powering innovations, and redefining the boundaries of what machines can achieve. As we stand on the edge of an AI-driven era, understanding its implications, capabilities, and potential is more crucial than ever. This week on EngX, we’ll be delving into the fascinating realms of AI Whether you're an AI enthusiast eager to deepen your knowledge, a curious mind seeking to grasp the fundamentals, or a professional aiming to stay ahead of the curve, AI week promises something for everyone. From insightful blog posts and thought-provoking discussions , we have lined up an array of online content designed to educate, inspire, and spark meaningful…

  • It’s Careers week on IET EngX!

    It’s Careers week on IET EngX!

    Engineering is a diverse field that encompasses a wide range of specialties, each contributing to innovation and problem-solving in its own unique way. But what does it take to be an engineer? What do you need to do to stay on top of your game? Should you look to become a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer? Or an Engineering Technician? Where do you start? What support is available? This week on EngX it’s all about Careers . In our Community Insights blog , Colleagues at the IET will be sharing information about Continuing Professional Development, the training courses available to help you work towards Professional Registration and how the IET can support neurodiverse, hearing and visually impaired applicants. We'll also hear from three inspiring engineers in our new blog series '…

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  • Japanese tech giants reveal results from real-world 6G speed tests

    Japanese tech giants reveal results from real-world 6G speed tests

    Four Japanese tech giants, including NTT DOCOMO, NTT, NEC and Fujitsu, have revealed the development of a 6G wireless device capable of ultra-high-speed 100Gbps transmissions in the 100GHz and 300GHz sub-terahertz bands over distances of up to 100 metres. As a comparison, 100Gbps is approximately 20 times faster than the maximum 4.9Gbps data rate of current 5G networks. Since 2021, these four tech firms have been working together to conduct R&D on sub-terahertz devices in anticipation of the coming 6G era. When this era does arrive, wireless networks will need to be able to support diverse applications, from ultra-HD video streaming to real-time control in autonomous vehicles. To achieve this high-capacity wireless communication, the abundant bandwidth available in the sub-terahertz band…

  • One of Europe’s largest data centres could be built on Britishvolt’s former gigafactory site

    One of Europe’s largest data centres could be built on Britishvolt’s former gigafactory site

    The north England site that was going to house a gigafactory from start-up Britishvolt has been purchased by a US private equity firm, which plans to build one of the largest data centres in Europe. The 95-hectare site in Blyth has been bought by Blackstone Group for an estimated £110m, according to documents from Northumberland County Council. Council leader Glen Sanderson said: “Driving growth and jobs is a key priority for this council. Next week, cabinet will consider this really unique opportunity for Northumberland, which offers a huge boost to the regeneration and renaissance of the local area. “The project would represent a significant inward investment of up to £10bn, putting our county at the forefront of developments in the digital economy and delivering over 1,600 direct jobs…

  • Nissan makes progress on the construction of its all-solid-state battery production plant in Japan

    Nissan makes progress on the construction of its all-solid-state battery production plant in Japan

    Nissan has revealed its battery pilot line at its Yokohama Plant in Japan is on track to produce all-solid-state batteries that will be a “game-changer” for the electric vehicle (EV) market. Nissan has announced it aims to launch EVs powered by its own all-solid-state batteries by early 2029. In a bid to play catch-up with rivals Volkswagen and Toyota, which have already announced their plans to produce solid-state EVs, the Japanese manufacturer promises its batteries will be more powerful, cheaper, safer and faster to charge than the lithium-ion batteries in use in today’s EVs. Nissan says it is conducting wide-ranging research and development, from molecular level battery material research to EV development, and even city development using EVs as storage batteries. The reason why…