In celebration of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog, let’s consider the growing importance of domesticated animals in our lives. In many part of the world, we treat our pets like extended members of our family and provide them with a high level of care.
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
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
In most countries the nearly square box that brought more or less sharp TV programmes to viewers for decades is all but a distant memory. It has been replaced by a myriad of devices, such as flat screen TV sets, mobile computers, tablets, or phones, which use digital technology to off
Ever wondered how your mobile phone, camera or media player got smaller and lighter, yet packed more functionalities, offered better pictures and sound over the years, and all this at ever more affordable prices? For an answer, look no further than to major advances in printed electro
A technology used increasingly in hi-tech industries, such as the aerospace and automotive sectors, relies for many applications on IEC standardization work. This technology, known in industry as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing, has been around for a while to make prototyp