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Invasive species: how ICT helps tackle the aliens

A bucket full of cane toads

14 July 2014

Not all of the many hundreds of species designated ‘invasive’ have detrimental impacts on their adopted environments, but a lot of them do. Now the unintended consequences of globalisation are exacerbating the problem. Can information and communications technology help track the challenges?

Medical systems electronics: new inside stories

MRI scan through a human head

16 June 2014

Advanced medical imaging instruments are getting better at detecting life-threatening conditions - and treating them; but they are also becoming safer for both technicians and patients.

25 years ago: Smart tags, the distributed memory revolution

Contactless electronic identification is now something we take for granted

06 June 2014

Contactless electronic identification is something we take for granted now. When Peter Hewkin of Scientific Generics wrote the following article for E&T’s predecessor magazine IEE Review in June 1989 the idea of using data-storage badges to keep track of people, animals or car bodies on a large-scale basis was an exciting and potentially revolutionary prospect.

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