Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Cybersecurity May 1, 2020

Tech giants unite in COVID-19 smartphone effort

Google and Apple unveiled a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19 while protecting user privacy.

By Gregory Hale
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Business of Engineering April 30, 2020

Effective remote workforce: Key steps and strategies for success

Public and private organizations from all industries, sectors and geographies are encouraging their teams to work remotely to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Erica Bond, Cameron McKee and Swapna Sathyan
Remote Monitoring April 30, 2020

A remote shift to business as usual

Businesses are looking to remote management strategies where they leverage smart technologies, mobile devices, remote access connectivity and communications tools.

By Ram Ramamoorthy
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Discrete Manufacturing April 29, 2020

What manufacturing facilities will look like after COVID-19 pandemic ends

Manufacturing will look very different in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era, but the future is positive, according to a Purdue University supply chain expert.

By Joseph Paul
Courtesy: Prof. Brian Cunningham, University of Illinois
Mobility April 29, 2020

Portable detector developed to identify pathogens in minutes

University of Illinois researchers developed an inexpensive and rapid smartphone-based pathogen testing device designed to ease pressure on testing laboratories during pandemics such as COVID-19.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Courtesy of: ECIA
Electrical April 28, 2020

Electronics group releases COVID-19 survey results

Results from the sixth survey conducted by the Electronic Components Industry Association show a growing sense of concern for supply-chain impacts and end-market destruction.

By Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
Courtesy: Shuttleworth, LLC/RIA
PPE April 27, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 20-26, 2020

Articles about signs of hope amidst COVID-19, laser treatment to kill bacteria, research to improve masks, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 20-26, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: CRB
Process Manufacturing April 27, 2020

ATMP facilities: The cost of manufacturing a magic bullet

Advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) projects could offer major breakthroughs in medicine, but the path to getting there is uncharted and extremely difficult. Tips for making the journey are highlighted.

By Noel Maestre
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media and Technology
Remote Monitoring April 22, 2020

How to operate manufacturing remotely

Address five areas to improve remote operations, of growing importance to keep manufacturing sites running efficiently, reliably and safely from a distance, to address COVID-19 pandemic concerns and demographic workforce pressures. Secure software and devices can improve remote access, cybersecurity and digitization.

By Jason Urso
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Safety Standards April 22, 2020

Alert released on protecting workers from COVID-19 pandemic

An OSHA alert released listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect manufacturing workers from exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

By Gregory Hale