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...

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...

From a doodle in the sand to the barcode

Technology has made it easier and quicker to perform many daily activities. Not only do we rely on it, it has brought massive changes to our lives.

Back to the future of virtual reality

The new film Ready Player One provides a glimpse into a futuristic concept of immersive virtual reality. Set in 2045, the movie tells the story of a hidden game within a connected and interactive...

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...

Staying one step ahead

Innovation brings new challenges – or, put another way, every silver lining has a cloud. While the Internet has given us connected, smart and interactive technologies, it has also spawned the murky,...

Technical Committees Riding the crest of the wave

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

In Store Making prepayment meters future proof

IEC TC 13: Electrical energy management and control, has...

Technology Focus From conflict to civvy street

In conflicts, throughout history all sides have tried to make the...

Technical Committees First International Standards committee for entire AI ecosystem

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

Conformity Assessment The resurgence of renewables

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

IEC World Upcoming global events

The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry...

Technology Focus The lighting revolution

The invention of the light bulb had a major effect on the lives...

Conformity Assessment Small and powerful

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

Conformity Assessment Ex industry: a risky business

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