0 Have your say Surveying a railway was once a labour-intensive activity that involved teams of workers using the kind of handheld tools employed by engineers for centuries. But measuring the clearance of tunnels, the width of bridges and the height of platforms has become an altogether more high-tech job - one that involves using state of the art of 3D imaging programmes.Network Rail, the state-owned group responsible for maintaining tracks across the UK, has for the first time utilised a three-dimensional scanner to precisely model railway infrastructure in Scotland ahead of the arrival of new trains onto the network.The decision to survey the railway was taken ahead of the introduction of LNER Azumas, class 365s and class 385s, as well as the growing demands of freight operators.Network Rail said this week the task of making sure that new trains actually fit on existing lines north of the Border had never been more crucial or time critical.The Trimble GEDOScan … [Read more...] about 3-D technology helps survey Scotland’s railways for next generation of passenger trains
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This was a bad idea. With that thought pulsing through my addled brain, I stand staring at the wrought-iron structure of the Victorian-era Newcastle station at 6:30 in the morning. I've been awake for an hour or so. Sometime tonight, barring any surprises, I'll be in Spain. Between here and there, over 1,000 miles, three high-speed trains, a subway, and a bus. Adding in time waiting or transferring between stations, and the next 14 hours are spoken for. Why do I keep doing this to myself? The simple answer is that I'd spent the weekend with a friend in Newcastle, in northeast England (really, to eat at the incredible Allard's, but let's say it was to see my friend). I'd planned on heading to northern Spain afterward, but it turned out to be more difficult than I expected. The flight options were either expensive, terrible or a perfect blend of expensive and terrible. Staring down the barrel of spending the better part of a day on planes and in airports anyway, I had the crazy … [Read more...] about I crossed 3 countries in 14 hours on 4 trains and a bus. And I’m not dead.
0 Have your say Openreach have established a “fibre training school” to increase the number of engineers working to rollout ultrafast broadband. More than 4,000 people have applied for 400 trainee engineering roles being created in Scotland by the company owned by BT Group.The new recruits will be among the first pupils to pass through the new fibre training school, at Openreach’s national training centre in Livingston.The centre includes a model residential street for training engineers with a live, fibre network connecting a local exchange to an office, shop and houses through pavements, ducts, poles and cabinets.Edinburgh will be the first city in Scotland to see widespread rollout of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband at speeds up to 1Gbps.READ MORE: Edinburgh one of first UK cities to get ‘ultrafast’ fibre broadbandEconomy Secretary Keith Brown said: “Educating the next generation of digital engineers is absolutely vital to … [Read more...] about Openreach opens broadband fibre training school in Livingston
Nvidia is building a supercomputer specifically designed to help with the increasingly computationally complex area that is medical imaging. Unveiled at Nvidia's annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose this week, Clara -- named after Clara Barton who founded the America Red Cross -- was labelled by Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang as "a datacentre-virtualised, multimodality, multi-user, medical computational medical instrument".Also: Nvidia wants GPUs reserved for those who need it, not those mining ether With around 3 million instruments installed in hospitals throughout the world, and 100,000 new ones installed each year, Huang predicts it will take about 30 years before the installed base is replaced with upgraded equipment. "The question is how do we solve this problem? We can't wait for 30 years for doctors to be able to have this early detection and for doctors to have this technology in their hands," he said. "Because of our technology, it's possible for us to … [Read more...] about Medical imaging at the ‘speed of light’: Nvidia’s Clara supercomputer
posted on 04 Jun 2012, 07:46 12 1. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012) phonearena please remove the iphone4s black... You're double counting so that we can see who is 11th posted on 04 Jun 2012, 07:48 4 4. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012) color makes no difference.. I agree.. please remove, its making the count double for iphone!! posted on 04 Jun 2012, 10:15 2 43. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011) I disagree, it's the only way to get Apple in there twice, albeit with the same model. Otherwise, the utter disgrace of just having ONE teanie-tiny little ole' phone in the top ten, especially when Samsung has FOUR in the top ten and HTC has THREE; all different models (not colors). The phone that probably occupies the tenth spot legitimately is the DROID RAZR/MAXX. In support of this article I am going to paint my white iPhone 4 black just so that I can say that I have TWO iPhones. Then, I'll … [Read more...] about Comments for : Samsung Galaxy S III ends iPhone 4S’s brief reign as UK’s most popular phone