.advertise@offshoreoiljobs.co.uk

.www.offshoreoiljobs.co.uk

Category: Telecommunications Engineering

Researchers design sounds that can be recorded by microphones but inaudible to humans

The sound’s frequency is designed by the researchers and transmitted from ultrasonic speakers, completely inaudible to humans but able to be recorded by microphones. Credit: Coordinated Science Laboratory Microphones, from those in smartphones to hearing aids, are built specifically to hear the human voice—humans can’t hear at levels higher than 20 kHz, and microphones max out at around 24 kHz, meaning that microphones only capture the sound we can hear with our ears. However, researchers at the Coordinated Science Laboratory…

Bug-proof communication with entangled photons

Fraunhofer IOF‘s quantum source. Designed to be fully operational even after extreme stress. Credit: Fraunhofer IOF Due to the rapidly growing processing power of computers, conventional encryption of data is becoming increasingly insecure. One solution is coding with entangled photons. Fraunhofer researchers are developing a quantum coding source that allows the transport of entangled photons from satellites, thereby making an important step in the direction of tap-proof communication. In addition to the quantum source, researchers from various Fraunhofer institutes will…

Evolution of Dropbox’s Edge Network

Since launching Magic Pocket last year, we’ve been storing and serving more than 90 percent of our users’ data on our own custom-built infrastructure, which has helped us to be more efficient and improved performance for our users globally. But with about 75 percent of our users located outside of the United States, moving onto our own custom-built data center was just the first step in realizing these benefits. As our data centers grew, the rest of our network also…

Re-Architecting Cash and Digital Wallet Payments for India with Uber Engineering

Uber is developing a payment platform for India that enables operations teams to more seamlessly collect and distribute cash and digital wallet payments to drivers. In this article, San Francisco-based software engineer Yijun Liu reflects on his experiences working with the Uber India Engineering team in Bangalore to architect this revamped payment system. As a member of Uber’s Payments Efficiency team, I am responsible for developing payment systems for our operations teams across the world. Each region we operate in…

How drones are advancing scientific research

Credit: Richard Unten Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been around since the early 1900s. Originally used for military operations, they became more widely used after about 2010 when electronic technology got smaller, cheaper and more efficient, prices on cameras and sensors dropped, and battery power improved. Where once scientists could only observe earth from above by using manned aircraft or satellites, today they are expanding, developing and refining their research thanks to drones. Drones can range from the…

Deal or no deal? Training AI bots to negotiate | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

From the moment we wake up, our days are filled with a constant flow of negotiations. These scenarios range from discussing what TV channel to watch to convincing your kids to eat their vegetables or trying to get a better price on something. What these all have in common is that they require complex communication and reasoning skills, which are attributes not inherently found in computers. To date, existing work on chatbots has led to systems that can hold short…

Improving the Netflix Streaming Experience with Experimentation and Data…

by Nirmal Govind Golden Globes for The Crown. An Oscar win for The White Helmets. It’s an exciting time to be a Netflix member, with the power to stream such incredible content on a Smart TV or a mobile phone, from the comfort of one’s home or on a daily commute. With a global launch in January 2016 that brought Netflix to over 130 new countries, Netflix is now a truly global Internet TV network, available in almost every part…

Tools and Gadgets to Get Your Term Paper Done

A term paper is a type of research essay that students have to write at the end of a term. It accounts for a great part of your final grade at the end of the semester. In a term paper, students have to argue a point, describe an event or a concept over several pages. The term paper has to be an original work on a given topic, and its purpose is to evaluate the student’s knowledge and ability to…

Every drill bit counts

A drilling spindle used in industrial manufacturing: Using smart tools for Industrie 4.0, processes can be optimized autonomously. Credit: Fraunhofer IMS Currently, factories work on a principle of “one size fits all” when it comes to replacing or regrinding tools such as drill bits, milling machines or planes after a specified period of time – whether they need it or not. Not only does this unnecessarily increase the time spent on maintenance, it is expensive, too. In the “Cute Machining”…

NASA selects three aeronautics teams to explore ‘ambitious’ ideas

Principal Investigator Natalia Alexandrov makes the pitch to a group of NASA aeronautics managers for her team’s study, ATTRACTOR, which will explore how to embed reliability into algorithms that are used over time to inform autonomous systems in aviation. Credit: NASA/Andrew Carlsen Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) puzzle have received the nod to officially begin formal feasibility studies of their concepts. The trio of investigations are…