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NLR takes the controls to bring propeller noise down

As the number of aircraft continues to increase, noise is becoming a headache. Aviation propeller manufacturer Dowty is turning to NLR and its in-house developed technologies to precisely measure, and ultimately mitigate the noise at the source.

Headlines

Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers
New center for THz technology launches at TUE
Neuromorphic AI developer Innatera boasts new chairman of the board
Printed-electronics startup Keiron sees funding lift off with NWO grant
Robin brings Scarecrow into its nest for airport bird control
Intel offers to spread chip investments across Europe
Qutech unveils scalable system for quantum communication
Touch Biometrix teams with SystematIC to put its fingerprint on the market

The Corona Chronicles: it’s not all bad news (part 1)

To keep everyone’s spirits up, Bits&Chips periodically publishes the Corona Chronicles, detailing uplifting worldwide developments and prospects.

In other news

Sixteen supercomputers tackle coronavirus cures in US (CNET)
Intel scales neuromorphic computer to 100 million neurons (EE Times)
Polestar begins EV production, thanks to China’s virus-fighting measures (Electrek)

Why you don’t define desired outcome

In many organizations, resources are allocated because of loud customers, historical patterns, ingrained behaviors or internal politics, not because these resources are providing the highest ROI.