Space odyssey for Raspberry Pi
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, December 17, 2014
A new frontier will open up for the Raspberry Pi next year, when two of the credit-card sized single board computers will accompany British astronaut Tim Peake on his mission to the International Spac...
Exchange rate falls on foreign trips for schools
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, December 04, 2014
A new survey has revealed the declining popularity of foreign exchange programmes in UK schools. A couple of weeks away in France used to be a rite of passage for language students taking GCSEs or A...
Spot the difference with the FLIR TG165
Rapid Electronics - Latest News, November 26, 2014
The Flir TG165 - now available from Rapid - is a real game changer for IR thermometry. Combining true thermal detection with a portable ergonomic design, the TG165 puts new power into the hands of ma...
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...
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