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The best of bot worlds Andrew Wade Senior reporter To bot or not to bot, that is the question. It seems over the past couple of years humanity has crossed something of a threshold, with robotics playing an increasingly significant role in how we work, build and live. From surgery and defence to education and elderly care, there is scarcely...

 

Braving the slump: Careers in oil and gas With declining oil prices causing companies to pull back on activity in the North Sea, is it the wrong time to consider a career in the oil and gas sector? Evelyn Adams reports The current oil and gas slump is the worst in post-war history. Excess supply has pushed onshore reserves to record levels, causing...

 

Formula E and Kinetic to bring autonomous RoboRace to Formula E events Designer revealed for autonomous vehicle race series The chief executive of Formula E has revealed that vehicle designer Daniel Simon, whose portfolio includes lightcycles for the movie Tron: Legacy, is to work on the RoboRace series. Speaking at an event at Oxford University this week, Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag said that Simon would...

 

Algorithm reconstructs hyperspectral images with less data Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Delaware have developed an algorithm that reconstructs hyperspectral images using less data. According to NC State, the images are created using instruments that capture hyperspectral information succinctly, and the combination of algorithm and hardware makes it possible to acquire hyperspectral images in less time and...

 

Airbus to build solar powered pseudo-satellites for Ministry of Defence The MoD has placed an order with Airbus Defence and Space for the build and operation of two solar-powered Zephyr 8 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) craft. Fitted with a range of communications links, the ultra-lightweight Zephyr 8 can fly at 65,000ft, making it capable of avoiding weather systems and providing persistent surveillance over land and sea...

 

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Levy

There has been a considerable amount of discussions recently about the Levy that will be paid by companies that will be used for the training of apprentices. If you require further information on the companies that will be involved then please click here.