21 May 2013 by Chris Edwards
Compute benchmarks used to be about MIPS and MFLOPS and working out which processor could keep looping through code the quickest. Now power is becoming key metric and not just in the fight between ARM and Intel over who will own the post-desktop environment. Car companies are having trouble working out which silicon will drain the battery most slowly. When you have 50 or more microcontrollers sitting in a vehicle, the tiny levels of trickle current build up to a potentially big problem.
20 May 2013 by Vitali Vitaliev
It is a truism of course, but time does fly! It feels as if it was only yesterday that I asked you in this blog to share techno- names you have invented or may have come across; and only the day before yesterday that we invited E&T readers to fill tin he tenth - empty - square on our OneToTen England's Top Engineering Monuments spread, in which we reproduced the list of nine engineering marvels, as recently suggested by Visit England. Well, it could be the extremely cold spring in the UK that made the first four months of 2013 look like an extended Christmas period without days off. Yet the fact remains: both of the above mini-challenges were issued three months ago, so time has come to sum them up and announce the winners.
16 May 2013 by Pelle Neroth
One of the most liberating things about Europe for many is the ability to move, settle and study in other EU states with a minimum of bureaucratic hassle and on the same terms as national citizens of the member state they are settling in.
15 May 2013 by Francis Goode
William Thompson, aka Lord Kelvin, once said, "when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind..." While the engineer in me nods in sage assent, my inner philosopher can't help but notice the irony that the great man had to use English to make his point, rather than some mathematical formulation. It rather captures the ambivalent relationship that engineers have towards communications in general, and language in particular.
9 May 2013 by Kris Sangani
Today sees the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness, the second instalment of the reimagining of the Star Trek franchise. It is the first summer blockbuster to be released in the UK and played to paying audiences using Dolby Atmos this year.
1 May 2013 by Dominic Lenton
A strong and robustly enforced copyright regime is the foundation that allowed UK sales of consumer e-books to more than double last year, trade body the Publishers Association has claimed.
17 Apr 2013 by Dickon Ross
The model on this month's cover is wearing what is tipped to be the next big gadget on the street: Google Glass. Eight thousand people have not only each coughed up £1000 to try out one of the first sets, but also the cost of travel to go and pick it up from one of three American cities.
Talking of #Dambusters 70th anniversary, a German bomber is to be salvaged from the English Channel – an annotated graphic
17 May 2013
As today we salute the Dambusters on the 70th anniversary of their historic World War II mission, now also seems like a good time to share this infographic about the salvage mission planned for the only known surviving example of a German bomber, a Dornier Do 17 currently lying 30 metres below the surface of […]
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