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July 2011
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Thousands of giant heliostat mirrors are precisely positioned  by a laser radar systems at the world;s first thermosolar electrical generation plant in Andulsia, Spain.

Plugging the looming skills gap with a structured approach to apprenticeship training is the way forward for companies such as Hexagon UK, with the help of the EEF.  By Brendan Coyne, QMT

With the launch of Hexagon 2011, Hexagon showcased its global technology with an international conference on its products and services in Orlando, Florida  6th -9th  June

WorldSkills 2011 will be the biggest event in London before the Olympic Games in 2012. It will be a truly inspiring showcase for young people’s vocational skills from across the world. By Brendan Coyne, QMT.

Using high resolution confocal light microscopy,  Dr Eckard Wefringhaus, a scientist at the International Solar Energy Research Centre in Konstanz, Germany, is investigating how alterations in the surface of solar panels may improve performance.

Traceability in the manufacturing process – adding value in the chain. By Ruben Gil, director business consulting, EMEA, AspenTech

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