IET events this April – #engineering and technology dates for your diary

This month there’s a great selection of technical visits being held by IET Local Networks (LNs). These include tours of the National Composites Centre in Bristol, a chance to look around a National Grid 400kV substation and a visit to Airbus to discuss engineering challenges in the Martian environment. There are also several events taking place outside of the UK, including a number of lectures, seminars and visits across Hong Kong. During April some great workshops are also happening that may help improve your technical or soft skills, around topics as varied as the BBC micro:bit and public speaking. Below … Continue reading IET events this April – #engineering and technology dates for your diary

100 years of Sharp – an annotated infographic

The ¥389 billion ($3.5bn) takeover of Japanese electronics giant Sharp by Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision industries – better known as Foxconn – ends the independence for a 100-year-old company which started out making belt buckles. We remember them fondly for their mid-1980s sponsorship of Manchester United. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading 100 years of Sharp – an annotated infographic

Out and about: E&T’s pick of technology #events in April

  Tech events for all ages happening this month. As always, check times and booking details with the organiser before travelling. Hannover Messe 2016 Hannover, Germany – 25-29 April US President Barack Obama joins German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open this year’s Hannover Messe industrial technology trade show, where approximately 5,000 companies from 70 countries will be exhibiting. Obama will appear at the official opening ceremony on Sunday, 24 April, and is also expected to take part in the traditional opening tour of the fair with Merkel on Monday morning. Modern manufacturing and energy technologies core themes for the event, … Continue reading Out and about: E&T’s pick of technology #events in April

E&T news weekly #88 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

Friday 1 April 2016  Jade Fell, assistant features editor Microsoft’s AI chatbot causes scandal with racist rants This is without a doubt my favourite news story of the week. I’ve followed the updates quite closely, and I have to say, I am quite the fan of Tay. Yes, she was racist and rude, but she was also seriously clever and so witty!  If you live under a rock and have somehow managed to miss this news let me give you an update. Microsoft created an artificial intelligence Twitter bot designed to interact with young people in the US – specifically … Continue reading E&T news weekly #88 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week