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Posted by Ian Lang on Up the Sharp End Jul 22, 2016 8:43 PM BST
Last week saw the final of this year’s IET Challenge Days take place at t he National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park. A team of year 7’s from Kings' School in Winchester were crowned as the winners, taking home £1,000 for their school.   read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Jul 22, 2016 4:19 PM BST
One of the reasons I moved from my old home was the increase in the level of general background noise. I’d lived there for around 20 years, 15 of them very happily but as always, the needs of modern life always take over and you just have to accept it…or not…   read more...
Posted by Lisa Miles on The Geekette Jul 19, 2016 12:12 PM BST
While there are a lot of arguments about which operating system is better- android or iOS, opinions still remain divided. Both of them have their own set of flaws and advantages, so it basically depends on what you are looking for in a phone. Android, for example, has a better sync with Google services like Google and Google Maps. Also, most Android phones ... read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Jul 19, 2016 8:40 AM BST
A question that always seems to initiate a good discussion in the engineering community is what would make the ideal guest list for dinner. Obviously within an engineering and technology context…   However, I can announce that the IET will not be branching out into hosting exclusive dinners for engineers. BUT we do host a Prestige Lecture Series that ... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on The IET Blog Jul 11, 2016 10:01 AM BST
How an over-reliance on the big red button is leading us to our doom. Ish.   read more...
Posted by Ian Lang on Up the Sharp End Jul 10, 2016 4:31 PM BST
Professor Jeremy Watson blogs on his upcoming role as IET President. read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Jul 7, 2016 10:18 AM BST
If you weren't able to make the International Robotics Showcase in London today then you can follow the latest on Twitter using the #UKRoboticsWeek Astronaut Roberto Vittori has arrived before he gives his talk... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on Communities updates Jul 1, 2016 12:08 PM BST
June was a big month for our international volunteers who met up in London – we had Council, Young Professionals Communities Committee, the Members Annual Information Event and the global Communities Volunteer Conference.   read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Jun 30, 2016 11:41 AM BST
Night vision technology gives us the ability to see in almost complete darkness. It is mainly used by the military and police forces, but night vision technology can find its use in the civilian world. In this article, we will cover some interesting facts about night vision goggles and other devices. read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Jun 24, 2016 9:44 AM BST
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I forwarded this to my daughter who said that it reminded her of the film 'Idiocracy' where an ordinary man is put into hibernation for 500 years. When he wakes up he finds that everyone has been so dumbed down by the reliance on technology that he is seen as a genius god.
It does become ever harder to get into the details of an electronic device. My first computer, a BBC B, came with a circuit diagram. Given time I could actually understand what every piece was for and could play around in machine code and assembler. I can still apply the principle to my current computer, but for the details no chance.
On the flip side, I've just sat in a train carriage with a passenger who, 3 minutes from pulling into London Kings Cross train station, used his smartphone to call his client to ask them which Tube station was closest to their premises , which line was it on, how far it was and how long would it take to get there! Nothing like pre-planning your route eh?
I have heard members (maybe now ex-members) bemoan the lack of an Institution bearing the name of their discipline. I suppose that is the price of becoming multi-disciplinary. Perhaps Learned Society and/or other developments could address the issue? At any rate, a point to be kept in mind. I too wish you the best.
Well said. The world is full of information and making the thinking process really unnecessary apparently. Basic knowledge lays the foundation and must not be overlooked.

Chris chew