The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the largest multidisciplinary professional engineering institution in the world. The IET was formed in 2006 from two separate institutions: the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), dating back to 1871, and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE) dating back to 1884. Its worldwide membership is currently in excess of 153,000. The IET's main offices are in Savoy Place in London, England and at Michael Faraday House in Stevenage, England. The IET has the authority to establish professional registration for the titles of Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, Engineering Technician, and ICT Technician, as a Licensed Member institution of the Engineering Council. The IET is registered as a charity in England and Wales, and in Scotland.
Electricians' group publishes reviewed skills and competence guidance
A collaborative group representing electricians has published new Guidance outlining the skills and competences required for individuals to carry out electrical installation work within dwellings in England and Wales.
ISPs need to do more to tackle major cyber-attack
Warnings about the impending cyber-attack have gone unheeded and more must be done to tackle the threat of an infection, according to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Serious cyber-attack threat compounded by lack of individuals' online security
The major computer virus that could give hackers access to sensitive information is a serious threat, as hundreds of thousands of people have little or no security software, according to the Institution of Engineering and ...
Low cost and complexity real-time THz imaging may be within reach
Low cost and complexity real-time THz imaging may be within reach as work in the US combines commercially available digital light processing technology and compressed sensing to enhance coded aperture imaging.
Magneto-acoustic technology may be the future of medical imaging
Researchers at Stanford University talk to us about magneto-acoustic imaging, a technique that combines the strengths of existing medical imaging tools; improving safety and the potential for greater compactness ...
Efficient additive manufacture of heterogeneous substrate structures
A '3D printing' manufacturing technique that allows the creation of substrates with three dimensional structures of varying permittivity, from a single material, promises to provide RF designers with a new ...
Force sensor integrated into surgical forceps
Samsung's Device and System Research Center present a force sensor integrated into surgical forceps to provide surgeons with a sense of touch in robotically-assisted procedures.
Practical chip-level optical interconnects
In efforts toward creating practical chip-level optical interconnects, researchers in Canada present the first nanoscale tube based photodetector, compatible with silicon platform integration.
Inexpensive, flexible large area neutron detectors to monitor movement of fissile materials
Researchers in the US are capitalising on the falling cost of TFT-based flat panel display manufacture to produce inexpensive, flexible large area neutron detectors to help monitor the movement of fissile ...
Modification of structural composite materials to create tailored lenses
Work in France is exploring cheap and simple modification of structural composite materials to create tailored lenses for near-field focussing of 60 GHz signals.
High power laser sources at exotic wavelengths
High power laser sources at exotic wavelengths may be a step closer as researchers in China report a fibre optic parametric oscillator with record breaking efficiency. The research team believe this could ...
First demonstration of harmonic mode-locking in a self-mode-locked VECSEL
Research in Germany has produced the first demonstration of harmonic mode-locking in a self-mode-locked VECSEL. Such devices have the potential to provide pulsed sources across the achievable spectral range ...
Nano scale, mega scope
Research in China has shown that a common hybrid circuit component has potential for use as a micro-actuator. The industrial grade MLCCs tested display surprisingly little hysteresis, suggesting they could ...
Researchers develop fully textile waveguide antenna using a metamaterial-inspired unit cell
Researchers at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universiti Malaysia Perlis are the first to have developed a fully textile waveguide antenna using a metamaterial inspired unit cell that is also used in ...
NIRS probe small enough for implanted use in brain functional imaging
Research from Japan has produced a NIRS probe small enough for implanted use in brain functional imaging of humans. Based on flexible printed circuit technology, the probe is also cheaper and simpler to produce ...