Universities hit by marking ban
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, November 20, 2014
Students in the UK have been affected by a marking ban by academics at 69 universities.  The boycott by university teachers and lecturers was a response to plans to change pension agreements. St...
Cars "see pedestrians" via sensor-based system
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, November 18, 2014
Reducing the number of pedestrians killed by cars is the objective of a new sensor-based system being trialled by Ford and scheduled to be rolled out commercially in 2015. The ''pre-collision assist'' ...
Schools take lessons in cyber security
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, October 30, 2014
Pupils in the UK are being advised about a new career choice: cyber security. A nationwide programme will tour secondary schools warning students of the dangers of internet hacking and the employmen...
Rapid to distribute IntelliConnect RF & waterproof connectors
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, October 27, 2014
Rapid has signed an exclusive agreement to become the sole UK distributor of IntelliConnect RF and waterproof connectors. IntelliConnect has a world-leading reputation for waterproof connectors, sup...
Inventors of blue LED win Nobel Prize for Physics
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, October 27, 2014
The 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics has been won by the three scientists who invented the blue LED. Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura made the breakthrough in the early 1990s. ...
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...
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