In April 2012, an ambitious Kickstarter project made headlines for exceeding its $100,000 funding goal by more than half a million dollars. The project was Galileo , an iOS-controlled, robotic motion platform for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The brainchild of Motrr team Josh Guyot and JoeBen Bevirt, the guys behind Joby and Guyot Designs , the dock certainly captured the imagination of the Kickstarter community, with more than 5,000 backers getting involved.
The blips of a heart monitor, the hum of an MRI, the intense lights of a surgical room: all can bring both comfort and fear — and all require a lot of power. But new hospitals are being filled with natural, calming light and are leveraging energy from the sun and earth to power the machines, instruments, and tools medical professionals use to help patients recover.
Rohde & Schwarz will take over the sales of anechoic chambers and shielded rooms from the Albatross Projects Group in the USA and Canada, effective immediately. Production, sales and service of complete EMC systems are now available from a single source. This agreement is the logical continuation of a successful, long-term partnership.
ITT Interconnect Solutions has been selected as the qualified supplier of connectors for use in electric vehicle charging stations throughout Taiwan. The EVC Series is the only SAE J1772 (U.S.), IEC (Europe) and GB (Asia) certified connector capable of delivering a 75A charge, which results in a charging time that is 2.
material. These traps, which have a negative impact on plastic light-emitting diodes and solar cells, are poorly understood. This is a visualization of an electron traveling through a potential field with charge traps in plastic electronics. However, a new study by a team of researchers from the University of Groningen and the Georgia Institute of Technology reveals a common mechanism underlying these traps and provides a theoretical framework to design trap-free plastic electronics.
Researchers from the University of Toronto (U of T) and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) have made a breakthrough in the development of colloidal quantum dot (CQD) films, leading to the most efficient CQD solar cell ever. Their work is featured in a letter published in Nature Nanotechnology.
Starting next month, around one thousand frontline personnel in Afghanistan will begin testing the Soldier Body Unit, a sensor kit for recording the effects of explosions on the human body. While that's not the most pleasant of subjects, the blast sensors have been rushed out to collect as much data as possible before soldiers head home in 2014.
Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, a breakthrough for emerging photonic technology with applications from computing to medicine. This is an illustration of the nanoscale semiconductor structure used for demonstrating the ultra-low-threshold nanolaser.
Berkeley Lab technology could open door to more widespread solar energy devices A technology that would enable low-cost, high efficiency solar cells to be made from virtually any semiconductor material has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley.
Consumers worldwide may still have iPhone fever, but it looks like Samsung shipped nearly twice as many smartphones as Apple during the second quarter. According to research firm Strategy Analytics , Samsung shipped 50.5 million units in its second quarter — the largest number of shipments ever made by a smartphone manufacturer in a quarter — and occupied about 35% of the global market.
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The battle for lower operating costs and increased efficiency continues to way in as the most significant factor on the minds of data center owners and operators worldwide. The Green Data Center Conference and Exhibition provides the tools need to combat the growing energy challenge by educating attendees on the most innovative developments in power, cooling, IT, planning and management strategies.
Apple Inc's biggest success has become its biggest risk factor. The iPhone revolutionized the smartphone industry, driving Apple's expansion into Europe and China and, after just half a decade, yields about half its annual $100 billion revenue haul. But the world's most valuable technology company -- which throughout the global recession near-unfailingly smashed Wall Street forecasts -- is beginning to lose its aura of invincibility.
STMicroelectronics has introduced the industry's first digital radio chipset that enables simultaneous reception and processing of AM/FM and multiple digital-radio broadcasts (e.g. DAB+). Complete with full software stack and support for a number of different broadcasting standards, ST's new digital radio chipset started volume production in Q2 2012.
Plastic optical fiber (POF) has been used in automotive networking systems since 1998 after successful introduction by Mercedes Benz, spurring the introduction of the Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) standard—a reliable and robust network protocol for an optimized multimedia of entertainment and information.