GS Yuasa lithium-ion cells have been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time. The cells were delivered into space by the ISS’s H-II Transfer Vehicle, which was launched by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on 23 September from the Tanegashima Space Centre. This was the second of four batches of lithium-ion batteries to be delivered to the ISS – the first delivery being back in December 2016.
Commenting on Hard-Wired Problems - a new report highlighting key issues, around electric heating, such as fuel poverty in Scotland - Wayne Mackay of safety charity Electrical Safety First, said: “We welcome this report, which shows a higher proportion of Scots are using electric heating than anywhere else in the UK – and many of them are the most vulnerable or worst off.
NICEIC has been helping more women into the electrical industry through its Jobs for the Girls Bursary Scheme.
The scheme offers grants to women already working in the industry or looking to get a helping hand at the start of their career. It is open to females of all ages and designed to cover training or other associated costs up to a maximum of £500.
Energy 2018 sponsored by Total Gas and Power kicks off today, at Birmingham’s NEC until 11 October.
EksoWorks will be demonstrating its latest exoskeleton technology, helping to reduce injuries in the construction industry, where workers are five times more likely to report poor health. Visitors can experience working with weightless tools using the Ekso ZeroG or feel the benefits of the 5 – 15lb lift assist that the EksoVest provides through upper body elevation and support.
Rockwell Automation has launched a collaboration with Primary Engineer, a not-for-profit organisation which delivers engineering skills programmes into schools throughout the UK.
Bringing together other local and national industrial organisations, including Stratus Technologies, Routeco, GAMBICA and Cadence Innovation Marketing, the project is set to fund a minimum of ten local primary schools through Primary Engineer programmes in the current academic year.
Thorn has provided much of the lighting for the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – the world’s longest sea bridge – due to open soon.
Thorn secured two of the three lighting contracts associated with the 115.9 billion yuan (€14.7 billion) project. The products illuminate the two artificial islands at the east and west of the crossing, and the tunnel that leads to the bridge from Hong Kong.