Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

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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