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The Future, Now!

During my first experience of the engineering workplace, as a sponsored thick-sandwich student with Marconi Radar Systems, it never would have occurred to me that selecting which students to accept onto the scheme would be something that managers might lose sleep over.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 12th March 2020

Forty Years a Programmer – a Retrospective Look at the Future

Slightly more than 40 years ago I sat down for the first time in front of a keyboard and monitor in a computer lab on the campus of Durham University.

By: Alan Levy on 20th February 2020

Are NB-IoT and LoRA really competing for the same market?

The growth of IoT devices and their applications demand capabilities never imagined before in communication technologies

By: Shahzad Nadeem on 6th February 2020

The Coronavirus Epidemic – How Worried Should We Be?

The current epidemic results from infection by a coronavirus, one of a family of viruses that infect the nose, sinuses, or upper throat.

By: Dr Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare on 31st January 2020

Quantum Computing & How Cryptography Needs to Change

The creation of quantum computers is one of the ethereal technological challenges of the modern age, along with the likes of nuclear fusion reactors, and low-cost space travel.

By: Laurence Weir, Biomedical Engineer on 23rd January 2020

Try January – An Alternative Resolution

The New Year begins and perhaps you’ve made a promise to yourself with a traditional New Year’s resolution.

By: Kevin Jones, Senior Consultant on 3rd January 2020

Home-Inspired Innovation to Create the Finest Multimeter Probes

Robert talks about work-related challenges that sometimes you need to think in a new direction to solve a problem.

By: Robert Fitzgerald, Senior Consultant, Signal Processing, on 6th December 2019

Early Detection and Treatment of Hearing Loss May Stave off Dementia

In a recent landmark study, researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Centre in New York have demonstrated a clear link between hearing loss and impairment of memory and cognitive skills.

By: Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & healthcare on 29th November 2019

How Baking Is Valuable for Engineering Projects

Being an engineer by trade and a baker by night (or rather weekend) the colleagues here at Plextek are happy to find some kind of bake in the office most Mondays.

By: Beate Muller, Project Engineer on 7th November 2019

Railway Revolution

If you view the railway network as still lodged in the Victorian era, you should think again. A revolution in rail travel is in progress.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 5th November 2019

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  • Careers & People
  • Engineering
  • Medical & Healthcare
The Future, Now!

During my first experience of the engineering workplace, as a sponsored thick-sandwich student with Marconi Radar Systems, it never would have occurred to me that selecting which students to accept onto the scheme would be something that managers might lose sleep over.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 12th March 2020

Forty Years a Programmer – a Retrospective Look at the Future

Slightly more than 40 years ago I sat down for the first time in front of a keyboard and monitor in a computer lab on the campus of Durham University.

By: Alan Levy on 20th February 2020

Are NB-IoT and LoRA really competing for the same market?

The growth of IoT devices and their applications demand capabilities never imagined before in communication technologies

By: Shahzad Nadeem on 6th February 2020

The Coronavirus Epidemic – How Worried Should We Be?

The current epidemic results from infection by a coronavirus, one of a family of viruses that infect the nose, sinuses, or upper throat.

By: Dr Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare on 31st January 2020

Quantum Computing & How Cryptography Needs to Change

The creation of quantum computers is one of the ethereal technological challenges of the modern age, along with the likes of nuclear fusion reactors, and low-cost space travel.

By: Laurence Weir, Biomedical Engineer on 23rd January 2020

Try January – An Alternative Resolution

The New Year begins and perhaps you’ve made a promise to yourself with a traditional New Year’s resolution.

By: Kevin Jones, Senior Consultant on 3rd January 2020

Home-Inspired Innovation to Create the Finest Multimeter Probes

Robert talks about work-related challenges that sometimes you need to think in a new direction to solve a problem.

By: Robert Fitzgerald, Senior Consultant, Signal Processing, on 6th December 2019

Early Detection and Treatment of Hearing Loss May Stave off Dementia

In a recent landmark study, researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Centre in New York have demonstrated a clear link between hearing loss and impairment of memory and cognitive skills.

By: Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & healthcare on 29th November 2019

How Baking Is Valuable for Engineering Projects

Being an engineer by trade and a baker by night (or rather weekend) the colleagues here at Plextek are happy to find some kind of bake in the office most Mondays.

By: Beate Muller, Project Engineer on 7th November 2019

Railway Revolution

If you view the railway network as still lodged in the Victorian era, you should think again. A revolution in rail travel is in progress.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 5th November 2019

Smoke Without Fire: How Safe are e-Cigarettes?

 

The increase in usage over recent years has been paralleled by a debate about whether vaping can be considered safe, or just safer than smoking cigarettes, and what role it should have in smoking cessation… Read More

Vlog: Micro Radar for Unmanned Aerial Systems

 

For a number of years now, we’ve been researching the uses of high-frequency mm-wave micro-radar for a…

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Vlog: Armour Integrity Monitoring System

 

Body armour worn by soldiers can become damaged through accidental collisions and…

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Safe Cities: Combining Tech with Community Initiatives

Safe Cities: Combining Tech with Community Initiatives

 

With the growth of cities around the globe and the corresponding rise in…

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