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Driving net zero – is agritech ready to capture carbon?

10th Mar 2021

The changing regulatory and subsidy systems underpinning farming are changing radically. Furthermore, issues such as soil health, net zero and farm nature value are increasingly in the public eye.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
Whitepaper

Real-time nitrate sensing: enabling precision fertilizer application

15th Aug 2018

Real-time nitrate sensing holds the potential for significant yield increases, cost savings, and environmental impact reduction. 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Opinion

Business survival in an age of net zero targets

14th Dec 2020

Only two companies at the top of the Fortune 500 have survived from 20 years ago. The newcomers have risen by being fleet of foot or riding a financial or technological wave.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Opinion

Building the digital freak to reshape the energy economy

24th Nov 2020

The figures are stark. To limit the climate to 1.5°C warming, yet still enable living standards in the developing world to continue to rise, the world must remove carbon emissions at a rate of around 10% every year.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
  • Optics
  • Robotics
Vlog

Quantum control for enhanced sensing

14th Oct 2020

Current gas detection techniques are incredibly advanced – can we really do anything better?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Vlog

Investing in quantum: don’t play dice

26th Aug 2020

Investing in quantum technology isn't easy. Distinguishing the hype from the real potential is just as complicated as the technology itself – and that can be incredibly complex.

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Vlog

Unpacking the potential of quantum sensing

18th Aug 2020

We are reaching a thrilling watershed. Breakthrough quantum technology is leaving academia and gaining commercial traction.

 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Why it’s time to start turning quantum sensing theory into real-world commercial advantage

6th Aug 2020

Quantum theory is about probability. Erwin Schrödinger illustrated this with his famous thought experiment: trap a cat in a box with a randomly fatal device and you would not know whether it is dead or alive. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Sensing
Vlog

Has the quantum revolution started yet?

24th Jan 2020

Monty Barlow, Head of Strategic Technology, describes how the quantum tech toolbox is improving all the time and lays out the specific areas in which the quantum revolution will first take hold.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Diary of a developer (part 3) – Foosbot strategy

24th Jul 2019

How do you teach a robot to play foosball? In part 2 of this blog series, we introduced Foosbot: an internal development project that runs in parallel with our research to discover and develop new machine learning approaches.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location
Vlog

An analytical model for skin/light interaction

4th Dec 2018

From cosmetics to melanin detection, an analytical model of how light interacts with skin opens a pathway to simplifying the design of low cost sensors.

  • Digital health
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

Imagine what your skin would say if it could talk...

13th Nov 2018

How you look is a complex interaction between the light that falls on your skin and how in interacts with different skin constituents. Our new whitepaper outlines an analytical model for light-tissue interaction that allows...

  • Digital health
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing