Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

In brief

The UK based vacuum product manufacturer Edwards Group Limited will be acquired  by the Swedish Atlas Copco Group for approximately $1.6 billion.

NPL demonstrates possible use of terahertz time-domain spectroscopy to help spot fakes and combat textile counterfeiting.

Walls could have ears, Princeton University have embedded ultrathin radios directly on plastic sheets, which can be applied to walls and other structures.

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