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Cybersecurity December 9, 2018

Playing catch-up with cybersecurity

Cybersecurity risks need help from contracts and insurance beyond technologies, policies, and people. Pretending cybersecurity risks aren’t there isn’t on any list of best practices.

By Mark Voigtmann
Cybersecurity December 8, 2018

Digital transformation needs a solid cybersecurity plan

Companies looking to perform digital transformation need to tackle cybersecurity and they need everyone–not just IT–to take responsibility to make it work.

By Gregory Hale
Stanford University researchers have developed technology that makes it possible for robots to touch a delicate berry or handle a pingpong ball without squashing them. Courtesy: Bao Lab
Robotics December 8, 2018

Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Researchers have developed an electronic glove with sensors that mimic human skin, helping robotic hands achieve some of the manual dexterity humans enjoy. See video.

By Tom Abate
Courtesy: CFE Media
Automation December 8, 2018

How to enhance automation systems with instrumentation, advanced analytics

Automation can be enhanced in a number of ways whether its through improving process instrumentation or unlocking the power of the Internet of Things (IoT)

By Jack Smith
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics December 7, 2018

Six reasons why programming and maintenance are beneficial to a collaborative robot

Good programming and maintenance of a collaborative robot can provide manufacturers many benefits such as better return on investment (ROI), lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and more.

MIT researchers propose a concept for a renewable storage system, pictured here, that would store solar and wind energy in the form of white-hot liquid silicon, stored in heavily insulated tanks. Courtesy: Duncan MacGruer, MIT
Energy, Power December 7, 2018

Renewable energy device developed for the grid using pump with record heat tolerance

MIT researchers have designed a system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand using a pump that can withstand extreme heat.

By Jennifer Chu
Access marked-up piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) from a worksite mobile device can make hazardous industries safer and more efficient. Courtesy: Petrotechnics
Oil and Gas December 7, 2018

Empower P&IDs to connect operations, maintenance, and engineering

Access marked-up piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) from a worksite mobile device.

By Scott Redford