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Spotlight – How to use piezo actuators for microscopy

Physik Instrumente (PI), Head of Segment Marketing for Microscopy and Life Sciences, Dr Thomas Bocher, explains how piezo actuators can help deliver better quality inspection.
Credit: Porterbrook and BCRRE.

A hydrogen-powered train

The UK’s first mainline hydrogen fuel cell powered rail vehicle is being developed by a collaboration between Porterbrook and the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. Stuart Hillmansen and Helen Simpson introduce HydroFLEX.

Making self-driving industrial machines

A project to help autonomous vehicles navigate better in adverse weather conditions is introduced by GIM Ltd Robotics Engineer and Team Leader, Tommi Tikkanen.

Meet the WTS Board - Martin Ansell and Windfarms

"Learn something of interest about your WTS Board Members, including a favourite snippet of wood science."
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IRC 2019 content - Changes in optical transparency of a soft membrane using a dielectric elastomer actuator

The Best Student paper prize at the International Rubber Conference 2019 (IRC 2019) went to Leihao Chen from QMUL, UK for Changes in optical transparency of a soft membrane using a dielectric elastomer actuator. Members can access the paper.

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