The latest issue of e-tech — the IEC’s magazine about technology and the world of International Standards — looks at ‘innovation’, which Milan Kundera claimed was one of the only two functions in business.
A decade ago, printed electronics was still very much a budding technology destined to a niche market. The emergence and rapid growth of connected devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables have boosted the internet of things (IoT) and offered new avenues of development to the
While marine energy has a great and often predictable source of power, important engineering challenges have restricted the scale of projects. These include operating in difficult conditions, and the effect the technology has on marine life and other marine users, such as the shipping
The Internet of agriculture is blooming as technology helps farming morph into a very precise science. Agribots, drones and smart machinery is tending to crops, while animals and fields are able to communicate directly with farmers, thanks to sensors and connected devices and systems.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been held on 3 December each year since 1992 to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities, and celebrate their achievements. Over one billion people in the world have some form of disabili
India launches national Young Professionals Programme In a first for India, the IEC National Committee of India, hosted by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), launched its national IEC Young Professionals Programme with a workshop held on July 21 2016 at BIS Headquarters, in New Del
Continuing global growth in the on-line sector and so-called cloud services means a comparable and significant increase in the power use associated with those services. Major internet-based businesses such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are pushing for more dedicated renewa
Virtual reality is increasingly making the headlines, thanks mainly to the gaming community, but it started finding its way in a wide range of domains a long time ago. Virtual reality has been around for decades, one of its earlier applications being the training of aircraft pilots in
Virtual reality (VR), which replicates an environment, and augmented reality (AR), which adds elements and information to a real environment, are made possible through the incorporation of visual and sound effects. Additional sensory feedback, from tactile information or smell, may so
From sports events to cultural and historic venues, the leisure industry is embracing virtual and augmented reality in creative ways, to make game viewing even more exciting and offer new travel perspectives. Feel the Olympic buzz from your sofa If there’s one sporting event that shou