Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure Landscape expands

New data tool allows better access to information on over 1,000 facilities across the continent

New Aerospace Research Centre opens at Cranfield University

The University has teamed up with Airbus, Rolls-Royce and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to create the £35 million facility

Powering reliable research

New variable transformers eliminate electrical interference

High speed HD infrared camera

Designed for range tracking, target signature, research, and scientific applications

Vertical-axis wind turbine gets go-ahead

Government funding is helping Qinetiq and other project partners to start work on a novel offshore vertical-axis wind turbine

High-performance polymer coating can be spray-applied

A new flame spraying technique has been developed that enables Vicote high-performance polymer coatings to be applied to metal and ceramic substrates

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

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

Economical gas adsorption analyser

The compact BELSORP-Mini II from Merrow Scientific provides precise measurement of surface area and porosity

Large-sized LCD panel shipments decline

Some television panel prices have been declining since the first quarter of 2008; monitor panel prices have also been dropping

Future success: co-operation and collaboration is imperative

Mohammed S Madi, Regional Vice President Saudi Petroleum Limited-Beijing, argues that for ongoing success, the petrochemical industry needs to develop and enhance its critical relationships with all stakeholders, regardless of their size and location

Improved analysis of composite structures

Helius:MCT is a new software package from Firehole Technologies that is claimed to be the most advanced composite analysis package on the market

China's semiconductor market to fall 5.8 per cent in 2009

Despite this, iSuppli predicts growth will return in 2010, with a revenue rebound of 9 per cent, followed by an 11 per cent increase in 2011

LEDs offer rare ray of hope during electronics downturn

LEDs are expected to enjoy a revenue increase of 2.9 per cent in 2009, following 10.8 per cent growth in 2008

Eyes on the Arctic as race to find undiscovered energy intensifies

The Arctic promises much in terms of energy resources, but huge technical, economic, environmental and social challenges will have to be overcome if the region is to be exploited successfully

CSEM companies cut fleet sizes as market conditions deteriorate

Two late 2008 headlines indicate that all is not well with the world of controlled source electromagnetic resonance, at least in commercial term

Battling for high definition wireless to run multiple television channels

Groups around the world are squaring up to provide gigabit data over wireless links in the home. Nick Flaherty reports

Economic use of millimetre wave radio technology

A start-up company aims to dramatically change the economics of millimetre wave technology, with some startling results





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