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The Engineers Ireland Electrical division is for engineers with an interest in electricity, electronics, and electromagnetics.

The division has links with other professional associations and organisations such as the Conseil International des Grand Reseaux Electriques (CIGRÉ) and NSAI’s Electro-technical committee under the direction of the CRU.

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Three from MIT are named 2020 fellows of the IEEE

Two staff members from Lincoln Laboratory and a professor in the School of Engineering are recognised for their influential research.

Towards more efficient computing, with magnetic waves

Circuit design offers a path to 'spintronic' devices that use little electricity and generate practically no heat.

Heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices

Atomically thin materials could create heat shields for mobile phones or laptops that would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact

A new 'golden' age for electronics?

One way that heat damages electronic equipment is it makes components expand at different rates, resulting in forces that cause micro-cracking and distortion. Plastic components and circuit boards are particularly prone to damage due to changes in volume during heating and cooling cycles. But if a material could be incorporated into the components that compensates for the expansion, the stresses would be reduced and their lifetime increased. 'Negative thermal expansion' Everybody ...

Gas versus electric? Fuel choice affects efforts to achieve low-energy and low-impact homes

If you want to make your home as energy-efficient and green as possible, should you use gas or electric for your heating and cooling needs? Gas is the more eco-friendly option - for now - for an energy-efficient home in Maryland, United States. That's the conclusion of a new economic study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which evaluated the power usage and environmental impact of gas versus electric heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in ...

How an Irish electrician’s simple but effective invention has gone viral and saved lives

With the increased use of chargers and other electronic devices, there has been a significant rise in fires in homes and businesses caused by faulty, ageing or counterfeit devices. Fires in the home increased by a staggering 35% A recent report by Electrical Safety First claimed that fires in the home increased by a staggering 35 per cent and, only recently, Amazon had to recall a quarter of a million powerbanks which were at risk of overheating. It was a near miss that inspired ...
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