Monthly Archives: March 2017

Is AI all it is cracked up to be?

In this article, Stephen Parker, CEO of Parker Software, examines whether artificial intelligence is all it’s cracked up to be. If planet Earth had been created one year ago, the human species would be just ten minutes old. Putting this into context, the industrial era would have kick-started a mere two seconds ago. Thanks to [...]

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Researchers Prove that Glass can Bend and Flex on a Nanoscale

A new glass technology capable of adding a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices has been developed by Brigham Young University researchers. Headed by Aaron Hawkins,... AZoNano.com - Nanotechnology News Feed

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Researchers Develop Innovative Nano-Capillary Rise Model to Decipher Fracking

In the last decades, hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” a method of oil and gas extraction, has taken the global energy industry by storm. In this technique, small gas and oil deposits... AZoNano.com - Nanotechnology News Feed

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Cybersecurity pitfalls!

Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation discusses three cyber security pitfalls that industry should prepare for – the weaponisation of everyday devices, older attacks, such as Heartbleed and Shellshock and vulnerabilities in industrial control systems. IBM X-Force® Research2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index In 2016, IBM reported that manufacturing was the second [...]

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Researchers Reveal Atomic Positions and Local Electronic Properties of 2D MXene

Scientists have long been searching for electrically conductive materials for cost-effective energy-storage devices. Two-dimensional (2D) ceramics known as MXenes are candidates. MXenes, unlike most... AZoNano.com - Nanotechnology News Feed

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It IS rocket science!

Graham Mackrell, managing director Harmonic Drive, explains why its strain wave gears have been the top choice in space for over forty years. Anything that goes into space is seen as the pinnacle of human creation. Astronauts are highly trained and are at the peak of physical fitness, space shuttles are crafted by large teams [...]

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Sandia Researchers Develop 3D Metasurfaces Possessing Optical Possibilities

Metamaterials are not found in nature, but they do have the potential for a world of applications with their ability to bend light to keep satellites cooler, make ultra-efficient cell phone antennas... AZoNano.com - Nanotechnology News Feed

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Cybersecurity at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Ray Dooley, Product Manager Industrial Control at Schneider Electric Ireland examines the importance of maintaining security as we progress through Industry 4.o. Ray Dooley, Schneider Electric Ireland A technical evolution has taken place, which has made cyber threats more potent than at any other time in our history. As businesses seek to embrace Industry 4.0, cybersecurity protection [...]

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Communication analysis: Industrial Ethernet & Wireless v Fieldbus.

Industrial Ethernet and Wireless growth is accelerated by the increasing need for industrial devices to get connected and the Industrial Internet of Things. This is the main finding of HMS Industrial Networks’ annual study of the industrial network market. Industrial Ethernet now accounts for 46% of the market (38 last year). Wireless technologies are also [...]

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Changing bad gear oil habits.

Here, Mark Burnett, VP of the Lubricants and Fuel Additives Innovation Platform at the water, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe, explores how businesses can improve the effectiveness of their gear oil. Benjamin Franklin once said, “it is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” This rings true for the industrial sector, where [...]

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