Paving the way for innovation

Issue 03/2018 Long considered a foe of innovation, standardization is at the very heart of the process

Credited with increasing our quality of life and boosting economies and employee productivity, “innovation” is one term that is ubiquitous in today’s media landscape. More...

Women in a man's world

Women’s contributions to science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) have often been overlooked and left out of history books. When asked to name inventors, people tend to cite Thomas...

Good things come in pairs in Industry 4.0

Imagine opening your email and finding a medical prescription to treat an illness you didn’t know you had, without any prior physical tests and perhaps before you even felt unwell. Your doctor could...

Protecting the environment with drones and robots

History provides many instances of technologies developed for military application being spun off and used in the civilian sector for different, broader uses and at lower prices. Drones and other...

Building blocks for cyber security

As we move towards more connected environments, cyber security threats are increasing. One technology that could help with data protection is blockchain, which is also starting to be used in some...

The lighting revolution

The invention of the light bulb had a major effect on the lives of people in the 20th century. Over the years, lighting technology has never ceased to evolve. The various milestones reached along the...

From conflict to civvy street

In conflicts, throughout history all sides have tried to make the best possible use of inventions and technology to gain a decisive advantage over adversaries. At the same time developing systems to...

Technology Focus From a doodle in the sand to the barcode

Technology has made it easier and quicker to perform many daily...

Technology Focus Back to the future of virtual reality

The new film Ready Player One provides a glimpse into a...

Industry Spotlight Staying one step ahead

Innovation brings new challenges – or, put another way, every...

Technical Committees First International Standards committee for entire AI ecosystem

Information technology has become an integral part of our lives...

Technical Committees Riding the crest of the wave

Large marine energy facilities are being deployed, with the help...

Conformity Assessment The resurgence of renewables

The global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is...

Conformity Assessment Small and powerful

Electronics are omnipresent today. For the younger generations,...

Conformity Assessment Ex industry: a risky business

Natural disasters may lead to industrial accidents but man,...

IEC Family April-May nominations and extensions

The latest TC Chair nominations and extensions approved by the SMB

IEC World Upcoming global events

On the agenda: Off-grid power, energy, EVs, batteries, hydropower, IoT, smart cities, cables and wires, renewable energies, nano tech and more

In Store Making prepayment meters future proof

State of the art encryption in a new edition of IEC 62055-41