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“Bigger and Better” – the new 100kN punching tool from Greenlee

Hole punching in sheet metal has become even easier since the launch of the new punch driver from Greenlee.

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Developing semi-automatic nuclear decommissioning robots

Lancaster University engineers are developing computer systems for robots dealing with hazardous nuclear waste. The software will make the robots semi-autonomous - simplifying human control, which has to be done remotely due to the highly radioactive environments in which the robots operate.

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Hackproofing smart meters

Smart electricity meters are useful because they allow energy utilities to efficiently track energy use and allocate energy production. But because they're connected to a grid, they can also serve as back doors for malicious hackers.

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Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed

MIT researchers have developed a new tool for predicting a person’s movement trajectory which may improve the way that humans and robots work together in close proximity.

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Super battery plan to boost UK's biggest onshore windfarm

The Scottish Government has approved ScottishPower plans for the UK’s largest windfarm, Whitelee, to have its own purpose built super battery on site, in what will be one of the biggest battery projects in the UK.

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    The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671), which came into full effect on 1st January 2019,

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    Thirty years ago, as the reliability of AC inverters improved, several well-known companies and big names in the

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