With ever increasing demands for greater miniaturisation and the use of flexible circuitry the need for improved fabrication methods for high resolution printed circuit boards is becoming more important. By precise control of the etching process inventors from the University of Oxford have been able to make the reliable production of High Resolution Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) with conductors down to 10 µm wide more of a cost effective reality.
PCBs currently include conductors as narrow
To support the continuing alignment of Software AG to the new strategy, Chief Executive Officer Karl-Heinz Streibich has restructured Research and Development. He has integrated the research and development of integration solutions into the strategic focus area XMLi and the research and development for modernizing Enterprise Transaction Systems, into the focus area ETS Modernization. Each Research and Development unit will be managed by a Chief Technology Officer. In the course of the restructuring,
The new Interstate 10 bridge over University Avenue in Las Cruces may look like any other highway bridge, but it isn’t.
Embedded deep within the bridge’s concrete beams are fiber-optic sensors that will allow engineers to continually monitor the safety of the bridge. The $6.3 million bridge is the first interstate highway bridge in the nation to be fitted with this type of “smart bridge” technology.
“Traditionally, bridge inspections have relied primarily on a visual inspect
At the end of June, FIZ Karlsruhe has made available on STN International, the worlds premier online service for sci-tech information, seven new databases from the renowned database producer Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) With these new files, STN now offers a total of 26 CSA databases, and remains the largest independent online provider of CSA databases. Coverage focuses on life sciences, environmental and aquatic sciences, computer sciences, materials science, engineering and aerospace.
NASA will decommission the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) later this year. A highly successful scientific research mission, TRMM has provided data used worldwide in the monitoring and forecasting of hazardous weather on a demonstration basis. Originally intended to be a three-year mission when launched in 1997, TRMM is now in its seventh year of operation having completed all of its research and technology objectives four years ago. The extension of mission operations for nearly four add
The GalileoSat development and in-orbit validation phase is well under way and the European Space Agency (ESA) has just released its procurement process to Industry indicating that the first completely civil satellite navigation system is moving forward.
Galileo Implementation: a phased approach
The Galileo Programme is being implemented in three phases:
Development and in-orbit validation
Full Deployment and Operations
The Definition phase was c