University inspections to be put out to tender
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, October 23, 2014
Universities in the UK are to face an overhaul in the way the quality of their courses are inspected and assessed, raising fears of an Ofsted-style system for universities. Higher education funding c...
Now open - 13 new UTCs
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, October 23, 2014
From Cumbria to Cambridge, a further 13 new University Technical Colleges opened their doors to students in September. This brings the total number of UTCs open in the UK to 30, with 20 more planned...
Is this the world''s fastest charging battery?
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, October 22, 2014
A battery has been developed which it is claimed can be recharged to 70% of its capacity in just two minutes. The researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore believe such a batter...
Slow broadband affecting half of secondary schools
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, October 03, 2014
A report on the state of technology in schools in the UK has found that half of pupils suffer from poor internet connections. Besa, the British Educational Suppliers Association, found that 65% of p...
Rapid sign agreement to distribute Royal Ohm resistors
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, September 23, 2014
Rapid Electronics is delighted to have signed an agreement to distribute products by Royal Ohm, a manufacturer of resistors based in Thailand. Royal Ohm has over 35 years experience in resistor manu...
3D printed telescope captures images of the Moon
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, September 23, 2014
A telescope made by a university from a 3D printer has captured stunning images of the Moon. A team from the University of Sheffield has demonstrated the "Pikon", a telescope with x160 magnific...
100,000 products now available for Rapid customers
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, September 19, 2014
Rapid has announced that 100,000 products are now available on its website for the first time. This target has been reached due to a period of significant growth for the Colchester-based company. Si...
First flexible graphene display developed
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, September 18, 2014
The first electrophoretic flexible display taking advantage of graphene technology has been developed. It is being seen as an important milestone in the progress of graphene from "lab to fab". The C...
Electronics skills initiative to address industry needs
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, September 18, 2014
The UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) has announced that two new universities have joined its electronics engineering skills initiative. The universities of Leeds and Sheffield are the latest...
Young teachers "at sea" with grammar
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, September 08, 2014
A leading figure in education has warned that young teachers lack a proper grounding in English grammar, as well as other skills needed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. The intro...
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