Internet pioneer Danny Hillis argues that the Internet wasn't designed for this kind of scale, and sounds a clarion call for us to develop a Plan B: a parallel system to fall back on if -- or when -- the Internet crashes.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re testing experimental grasshopper rockets, making smooth jazz on the seaboard, and making the Sphero do everything.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company, and a fully reusable rocket.
This week on WDD's HotSpot, Neurowear has adapted its brainwave-reading technology to create Micro Headphones; the newly EU-funded Mindwalker project is routing brain signals directly to a robotic exoskeleton; Qualcomm is putting wireless charging platforms through real-world tests...
In this episode of Engineering Update, Spiderman gets a new suit; Thimble Bioelectronics creates a portable pain patch; and MIT develops a running cheetah robot; and Scientists at Northwestern University create a stretchy silicone elastomer.
This year, though, chatter focused on hardware rather than software, and on big ideas rather than coming out parties. The most-used mobile app was the festival's own application, which helped attendees keep track of South By Southwest's barrage of panels, talks, meet-ups and parties.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PTC delivering technology solutions that transform the way you create and service your products, we're kick starting low-cost robotics, using a 3D printing vending machine, and having a cup of coffee, in the sky.
This week on WDD's Hotspot, Samsung's new Galaxy S IV will feature eye-tracking technology; Overdrive Robotics' smartbot is a smartphone and robot in one; LIFEBeam engineers create heart rate-monitoring SMART bicycle helmet; and Thimble Bioelectronics provides portable pain relief.
In November 2012, General Motors announced an industry-first team of 25 young and tech-savvy Connected Customer Specialists. These experts worked for leading computer and communications companies before coming to General Motors to bring a helping hand to sales teams in GMC showrooms.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re building trikes with BMW engines, separating Oreos with scrap parts, and designing Titanic II, because, you know, that’s necessary.
Researchers at MIT and the Santa Fe Institute have found that some widely used formulas for predicting how rapidly technology will advance — notably, Moore’s Law and Wright’s Law — offer superior approximations of the pace of technological progress.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PTC; delivering technology solutions that transform the way you create and service your products, we’re building robotic hands that feel, studying shark suckers to make adhesives, and developing flexible electronics that read your brain.
In this episode of the HotSpot, Thalmic Labs introduces its wearable gesture-controlled arm band; Hewlett-Packard re-enters the tablet market; Microchip announces its BodyCam technology; and InfoMotion Sports Technologies unveils its 94Fifty sensor basketball.
In this episode of Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, researchers at the University of Michigan are studying cockroaches in order to advance robotic technology; 3D wearable, wireless, thumb-activated, space recognition, Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy protocol mouse called Mycestro.
A car that tells your insurance company how you're driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive. Welcome to the next phase of the wireless revolution.
General Motors [NYSE:GM] has announced a broad global strategy to deliver a new generation of connected cars and trucks with embedded 4G LTE mobile broadband, the largest deployment in the automotive industry to date. The first GM cars, trucks and crossovers to get....
This week on WDD's Hotspot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, ASUS releases a pocket router; Oxford University creates an autonomous navigational system; and CA-based Second Sight receives U.S. market approval from the FDA; and MIT develops a processor chip.
LCR Electronics, Inc. has Zoltan Puskas as the new Western Regional Sales Manager for EMI Filters and Electronic Products. Zoltan is based in Santa Barbara, California and is responsible for LCR’s sales in the western territory including California, Oregon, Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we're curing alcoholism with nanocapsules, building squishy robots that jump, and building brain machines for rat cyborgs.
Scientists at the University of Tokyo have found inspiration for their autonomous sensory-driven robots by examining male silkmoths … lookin’ for love. Their new two-wheeled robots are piloted by male silkmoths in search of a special lady.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re 3D printing our own Pez dispensers, transforming sitting chairs into rowing machines, and sending messages that will self-destruct.
"Watson," no, not Sherlock's sidekick, but the famous supercomputer who beat the world's best human at Jeopardy, is going back to school. IBM is sending the Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, so it can improve its "thinking" skills.
Our second newscast for Electronic Component News is brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. In this episode of Engineering Update, we're discussing new research into larger, safer lithium ion batteries.
With the Oslon LX, Osram Opto Semiconductors is offering a new LED for widespread application in the automotive sector. The focus is on the essential functions of brightness and quality making these new, white light emitting diodes affordable, even for installation in subcompact vehicles. Oslon LX LEDs will be used mainly for daytime running lights and fog lights and will provide visual and technical enhancements to automobiles from high-end down to the entry level segment.
International Rectifier introduced the reliable AUIR3320S high-side intelligent power switch (IPS) optimized for automotive auxiliary positive temperature coefficient (PTC) electric heaters. Offering very low on-state resistance (Rds(on)) of 4 mohm (max.) at 25°C, the AUIR3320S delivers higher current with a smaller heat sink to reduce system footprint .