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Top 5 Control Engineering articles Aug. 17-23, 2020

Articles about COVID-19 lab testing, vulnerable industrial control systems, flow sensors, time-sensitive networks, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Aug.17-23, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay August 24, 2020
Courtesy: Nigel Reuel, Iowa State University

The top 5 most read articles online, from Aug. 17-23 for Control Engineering covered COVID-19 lab testing, vulnerable industrial control systems, flow sensors, time-sensitive networks, and more. Links to each article below.

1. How a COVID-19 testing trailer was built for a university

MIT engineers and medical staff built a 60-foot trailer for COVID-19 testing that can test up to 1,500 people a day and is now operating as the main test site for asymptomatic members of the MIT community.

2. Many industrial control systems can be exploited remotely

More than 70% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed in the first half of 2020 can be exploited remotely according to a report by Claroty.

3. DIY COVID-19 testing kit research receives NSF grant

A no-touch, mail-in, fast-scan test for COVID-19, other outbreaks is being developed by Iowa State University researchers with support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

4. Analyzing energy consumption using flow sensors

Arla Foods has achieved transparency over the energy consumed during cottage cheese production at a factory in Sweden using flow sensors.

5. Extending TSN capabilities over 5G and other wireless networks

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) has gained more attention from manufacturers as capabilities like 5G become more accessible. Benefits include faster communications, better mobility and high reliability.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Aug. 17-23, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media,

Keagan Gay
Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.