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Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

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NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

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16/05/2018

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The stone age did not end for a lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil. So said Sheikh Zaki Yamani, a Saudi Arabian who served as his country's oil minister 30-odd years ago. What he meant by that, I believe, was that you don't wait until a resource runs out (more...)
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Published: - 1st July 2010
Right, boys, it's time to put social and sexual stereotypes aside, because today we're going to be discussing housework. There's a saying that love starts when you sink into his arms, and ends with your arms in his sink. And after almost 50 years of 'women's lib' and at least four decades since the (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 14th June 2010
Right, important questions first: what do we make of the new Doctor? (Not 'the new Doctor Who', you'll notice - I don't want to sound pedantic, but Doctor Who is the title of the series, not the character. It's a hanging question, a standing joke, but not a name.) There's no doubt that David Tennant (more...)
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Published: - 10th May 2010
If there's one thing better than a wild night out, then it's a quiet night in. In fact boys, give us a Chardonnay, a romcom and bar of velvety smooth chocolate, and quite often we girls can happily get by without you. Perhaps a woman can't live on chocolate alone, but she can have a darned good try. (more...)
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Published: - 15th February 2010
When a friend walked into a party wearing a top with a loud and pronounced zigzag pattern, I suggested that perhaps she needed to adjust her horizontal hold. Now, I'm not saying this was a tumbleweed-across-the-room moment exactly, but several people did look at me very blankly. Clearly you need to (more...)
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Published: - 2nd February 2010
Three weeks into the new year, and the children in the Simms household are still banging on about Christmas - and expecting me to remember some of the finer details. The other day my six year old daughter asked me for a quick run-down of Santa's reindeer. I quickly reeled off Dasher, Dancer and (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 21st January 2010
In my school days, I discovered something of talent for tennis. As a somewhat gawky teenager I didn't have the stature, musculature or grip strength for the powerful, wristy topspin shots that characterise the modern game, but I could hit the ball hard and flat from the right flank, and had a solid (more...)
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Published: - 10th December 2009
At the risk of starting to sound like a grumpy old man, this is not my favourite time of the year. The fun and festivity that used to surround Halloween and Guy Fawkes night has turned into a right flipping nuisance. What was once fireworks night steadily progressed from fireworks week to fireworks (more...)
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Published: - 5th November 2009
There's something inherently pleasing about green technology and sustainable manufacturing - a warm and cuddly feeling that comes from knowing that not only are you doing the environmentally responsible thing, but also that you're the best in the world at it. And the stage is set, the politicians (more...)
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Published: - 14th October 2009
This month in the Simms household, the children - aged 5 and 8 - have been celebrating the career of pop icon Madonna as she turns 50. While I have some misgivings about under-tens dancing round their bedrooms belting out 'Like a Virgin' at the top of their tuneless voices, I have to say that four (more...)
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Published: - 1st October 2009
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