Why Network Rail sees a future in drones
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14th June 2019

Why Network Rail sees a future in drones

Most commuters are familiar with Network Rail, but many would be surprised to hear that the UK’s rail infrastructure owner has an Air Operations department, which is in the vanguard of using drones and airborne sensors for critical maintenance ...
Sensors could cut food waste, say Imperial researchers
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12th June 2019

Sensors could cut food waste, say Imperial researchers

Low-cost, printable, smartphone-linked sensors could be a better indicator than labels of when food has passed its use-by date, say UK researchers. But there is a flaw in their thinking.
New UK funding for radar tech
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30th May 2019

New UK funding for radar tech

The UK government has announced £200,000 of new funding for innovative, ‘blue sky’ ideas in radar and sensors at the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA).
About face: San Francisco bans facial recognition
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17th May 2019

About face: San Francisco bans facial recognition

Chris Middleton reports on how sensors are at bay in the heart of Silicon Valley as one city takes a stand against facial recognition systems.
Bars on the network: Sensors track illegal prison phones
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26th April 2019

Bars on the network: Sensors track illegal prison ...

British sensors and other core technologies are critical parts of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission, which currently has a craft in orbit around Mars, with a rover due to land on the planet in two years’ time.
Critical to secure the IoT, says World Economic Forum
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18th April 2019

Critical to secure the IoT, says World Economic ...

Hot on the heels of news reports about Amazon employing thousands of staff to listen to Alexa voice recordings, the World Economic Forum has published its own view on the security risks of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.