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Celebrating women in engineering

Martina Antalova explains how to encourage more women to become engineers



PROFINET and CC-Link IE co-operation will expand open networks

CC-Link IE and CC-Link are the dominant open automation networks in Asia, while PROFINET is favoured in Europe



More action needed to boost number of women engineering academics

Universities must do more to retain women in scientific careers, according to a new report publishe. The UK's House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee Report on Women in Scientific Careers makes recommendations to attract and retain more female STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) academics.




Technology improvements to boost demand for mining machinery

Manufacturers are continuously innovating in order to reduce cost, while enhancing safety, profitability and efficiency



Cranes take the strain

Mining Machinery Developments (MMD) has undertaken a multi-million pound factory expansion featuring new cranes from Street Crane Company



Temperature controlled stage used for investigation of gold deposits

The Linkam THMSG600 stage used at the University di Parma to study gold deposits



Copper producer selects AVEVA NET

CODELCO chooses AVEVA’s Information Management solution for project execution



Developing next generation mining technologies

Rio Tinto and iGATE Corporation announced partnership



Co-ordinate control of multiple offshore platforms

Honeywell’s central control room improves operations at Wintershall’s multiple offshore gas and oil platforms



Plug and play speed sensors are insensitive to electromagnetic fields

New speed sensor technology for industrial electric vehicles has been developed by to cope with the harsh environmental demands created by the switch to more powerful, compact ac motor designs



Extracting more from seismic data to get better subsurface models

Paradigm has developed a range of solutions that help companies to extract more value from their seismic data. Keith Forward reports



The quest for better ways of imaging oil and gas reservoirs

Jeremy Cresswell examines the latest in identifying virgin oil and gas opportunities and developing discoveries



Finding new ways to squeeze more energy from mature fields

Geoscientists and engineers are finding new ways to bolster production in mature fields that have long been in decline



Future of wireless could depend on software defined radios

Software defined radios have been talked about for a decade. But technological developments coupled with industry demand could see software programmable RF modules becoming the standard for any wireless connectivity



Dc motors deliver high performance and efficiency for electric motorcycles

Dc motors are increasing in popularity due to their performance advantages over ac motors for applications ranging from high-speed automation to electric motorbikes. Jon Severn reports on a selection of recent developments in dc motors and drives



Novel pumping technology operates by using solar energy or waste heat

Various applications could benefit from a new pumping technology, ranging from domestic central heating circulator pumps to irrigation systems in developing countries. Jon Severn reports on the Non-Inertive Feedback Thermofluidic Engine (NIFTE) that is currently under development



Borehole seismic acquisition gives 'high definition' results

Nicholas Brooks reports on specialised borehole seismic data acquisition and processing solutions



Initiatives boost development in flexible electronics

Strategic partnerships between material suppliers, original equipment manufacturers and research institutes to accelerate technology development



Robust multi-core technology for more accurate and faster mapping

Rugged multi-core computing technology is enabling the generation of more detailed and more accurate bathymetric maps at a faster rate



Condition monitoring technology for industrial control

Motor Condition Monitor and Plant Condition Monitor both use an advanced technique known as model-based fault detection



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