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Jessica Twentyman is a journalist with a 20-year track record as both a writer and editor on national newspapers and IT trade titles. Her work focuses on how smart companies use technology to achieve real business results. She is a contributor to the Financial Times, The Economist and Computer Weekly, and Consulting Editor on Diginomica.com and I-CIO.com.

Audi and BMW team up with Umicore on EV battery recycling

As early-generation electric vehicles (EVs) start to retire from active service, plans for recycling components and materials from their batteries are starting to take...

3D printing for aircraft parts takes off at Lufthansa

Lighter components make for more fuel-efficient aircraft. So could 3D printing hold the key to 'lightweighting' in the aviation sector? asks Jessica Twentyman. Lufthansa Technik,...

Ricardo and partners get major UK EV battery tech project underway

Global engineering consultancy Ricardo is working with researchers at Ilika, UCL and the Centre for Process Innovation to develop a solid-state lithium-ion battery for...

Analysis: Virtual reality set to transform hospital experiences for patients

Virtual reality could be the key to alleviating patients' anxiety, boredom, and isolation in healthcare settings. As Jessica Twentyman reports, the technology won't only...

Volkswagen to 3D print metal car parts at scale

HP and Volkswagen have announced that the automotive giant is to use HP's new Metal Jet printers to 3D print metal components for its...

Nine world-leading smart factories identified by World Economic Forum

The WEF's identification of nine world-leading smart factories kicks off a wider programme to get industrial companies learning from each other in the era...

AR beating VR in immersive tech battle, says Capgemini

Immersive technologies are moving from "hypothetical to pragmatic use" in industrial companies, with AR emerging as the early winner, says a new Capgemini report....

Manufacturing: How Robotics as a Service extends to whole factories

The idea of Robotics as a Service, which sees companies pay a subscription fee for robots rather than buying them upfront, is gaining ground...

Retail IoT: The new cashier-free stores transforming shopping

Cashier-free stores are shaping up to be the future of retail – but that future is likely to be led by China, as Jessica...

Healthtech: Five examples of 3D printing’s potential in healthcare

The potential of 3D printing in healthcare is inspiring some of the finest minds in biomedical engineering to take their research into the technology...

Siemens snaps up Mendix in smart factory move

Siemens execs hope to attract more users to the company's Mindsphere industrial IoT (IIoT) platform with the acquisition of low-code, rapid application development platform...

ARM hunts for IoT riches with Treasure Data buy | Analysis

ARM Holdings, the UK-based chipmaker owned by Japanese technology and investment conglomerate SoftBank, is on the cusp of buying US data analytics start-up Treasure...
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