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In 1927, Thomas Parnell set up the pitch drop experiment, which examines the viscosity of a tar-like substance by the speed at which it flows from a funnel into a jar. The test has seen just eight drops fall in as many decades and, despite the... Read more

Gas and oil pipelines have long been a source of political contention and accusations of cronyism, hypocrisy, and pandering to dictators are pretty much de rigeur when any pipeline gets underway. Read more

Back in 2008, Google applied its massive data-collecting power to predict the spread of disease. Launching a site that analysed millions of searches related to influenza, Google Flu Trend collected data that proved to correspond with actual incidence Read more

The Polish plumber became one symbol among many for those people supporting Brexit. Overpaid, over-expectant – and over here. But for Germany and its neighbour Poland the battle lines are being drawn over the new labour force bogeyman from... Ukraine Read more

"Je marche sur la glace" said Emmanuel Macron, somewhat incongruously, as he walked across the sands of Egypt to see the temple of Abu Simbel at the end of January. Read more

It began as a simple blog by a young woman with an acute interest in lavatories. Aude Lalo would inspect public toilets wherever she went, then post her opinions online for her small but like-minded readership. Read more

To Hell with Brexit: I’m not sure whether I’m jumping the gun on this assessment of popular opinion in Britain or am two and a half years behind. But millions want it done and gone. It is beyond exasperating. Read more

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has resigned (the second in this post to do so), and more resignations have followed. Read more

The speed at which the world’s industries are evolving is rapid, and this is no different for architecture. Read more

With the end of the year in sight, it's interesting to look back and review what has been new in the world of printed electronics in the last 12 months. Read more

There’s a noticeably visual shift in tone on our shop shelves at this time of year as the bright hues of summer products are replaced by the rich colour palettes dressing a variety of advent calendars, selection boxes and other festive treats. Read more

In October this year Industry Europe attended the Automotive Hungary International Trade Exhibition for automotive industry suppliers which was held at Hungexpo Budapest Fair Centre. Read more

The Networks and Information Systems (NIS) Directive was brought into effect in the UK on May 9, 2018. Read more

‘Smart factories are revolutionising manufacturing.’ That’s the claim of many tech and industry experts who believe that optimising the manufacturing process to create an integrated and collaborative process will bring about the world’s next industri Read more

The inescapable nature of international e-commerce and online retailing has shifted the expectation and measure of what ‘good’ looks like in many aspects of business and in logistics specifically. Read more

Black plastics have been the focus of much media attention recently, resulting in an increasing number of brand owners, retailers and packaging manufacturers switching to near-infrared (NIR) detectable black plastics to enable ‘end of life’ recycling Read more

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The value of claims for tax relief under the UK’s Patent Box regime increased in the 2016-17 fiscal year, indicating that industry awareness of this attractive incentive for companies investing in research & development, is on the up. Read more

Is it really possible, asks Hamlet as he watches Fortibras’s army march across the stage (or three of four of them anyway), that these twenty thousand men go to seize nothing but a bit of the Polish frontier, some little patch of ground that, as the Read more

To teach an autonomous (self-driving) vehicle to navigate its way around obstacles and moving cars, and avoid pedestrians in the road - even if one runs out in front of it - we need to teach it to see and identify the world. Read more

Trade wars and tariffs which once threatened the mighty export-led economy of Germany have in fact done nothing to dent it. The country has rebounded strongly from a slowdown early in the year as growth accelerated. Read more

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