Developed by EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory (Biorob), the "cheetah-cub robot," is a small-size quadruped prototype robot. The purpose of the platform is to encourage research in biomechanics. Robots developed from this concept could eventually be used in search and rescue missions or for exploration.
Google Glass is a huge step forward, but trendy eyewear isn’t everything. Sometimes, you gotta...
What feature or trend will become hot technology in automotive infotainment the next year? (Part II)June 13, 2013 3:37 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments
What feature or trend will become hot technology in automotive infotainment the next year?...
Through 2016, the home healthcare market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 7.7 percent....
Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the Dataman S6 Programmer which is the successor to the world's best-selling handheld device programmer, the Dataman S4. The Dataman S6 is a USB powered universal 48-pin chip programmer with compact dimensions and minimal weight and is ideally suited to field / mobile engineers requiring fast programming speeds and the latest features.
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC adds two new factory one-time programmable (OTP-ROM) linear ICs to their existing portfolio. These devices eliminate the need for customers to optimize/program the devices for their finished sensor assemblies. Allegro’s A1388 and A1389 architecturally have the ability to support a magnetic input sensitivity range of 2.0 to 4.0 mV/G....
Microsemi Corporation unveiled its IGLOO2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) family for industrial, commercial aviation, defense, communications and security applications. The non-volatile flash-based IGLOO2 FPGAs have the highest number of mainstream FPGA features....
Aside from offering up the world’s least-appetizing pizza (protein cheese layer anyone?) and a way to eliminate illegal poaching, 3D printing might play a vital role in the future of the military. Though the technology is not nearly advanced enough to make a significant impact right now, the Navy is looking to 3D printing as a potential money saver for the future, according to an article published in the Armed Forces Journal.
Macro Sensors introduces a line of submersible LVDT Position Sensors for use as part of subsea measurement systems. Macro Sensors LVDTs are proven to offer reliable measurement and feedback for continuous monitoring. The SSIR 937 Series Submersible LVDT Position Sensor is now a standard design available from stock for fast turnaround.
Facebook. We use it every day to stay connected with family and friends and, well, to snoop on people and thumb through their photos. Since we’re essentially chronicling our lives, few of us probably consider it a good way to stay safe in the digital age. The U.S. Army might disagree. It’s borrowing the concept of a Facebook "timeline"....
Unmanned weapons systems (aka, "killer robots") have the power to reduce collateral damage and save lives, and we should support and encourage their development, not preemptively ban them and set disproportionately high ethical standards as a function of their deployment.
Renesas Electronics and California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) introduce three isolated gate drive optocouplers which were specifically designed to meet the demanding isolation requirements of motor controls and drives, industrial inverters and induction heating equipment.
Microprecision is introducing a variation of its industrial high current switches of the MP200 series. The new MP220 has a single pole double break electrical circuit, which allows to double break two independent electrical circuits up to 10A/250VAC. The MP220 uses a fast snap action mechanism to change from break to make position.
The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's research laboratory and aviation missile and communications-electronics RD&E centers
Newly published research from a University of Texas at Arlington communication team offers a groundbreaking perspective on the controversial use of unmanned aerial vehicles in journalism and mass communication, or “drone journalism.” The remotely guided aircraft gained prominence in the military’s hunt for suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
It is a mystery that has stymied astrophysicists for decades: how do black holes produce so many high-power X-rays? In a new study, astrophysicists from The Johns Hopkins University, NASA and the Rochester Institute of Technology conducted research that bridges the gap between theory and observation by demonstrating that gas spiraling toward a black hole inevitably results in X-ray emissions.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales have proposed a new way to distinguish between quantum bits that are placed only a few nanometres apart in a silicon chip, taking them a step closer to the construction of a large-scale quantum computer.
Multifunctional devices such as tablets, ultrabooks and even smartphones need high brightness levels and good color rendering without draining the batteries too quickly.
Power Integrations introduced its LYTSwitch-0 ICs, a new series of devices within the LYTSwitch family, offering a unique combination of simplicity, reliability and efficiency. LYTSwitch-0 ICs are ideal for cost-sensitive, non-isolated, non-dimmable GU10 bulbs and other space-constrained bulb applications.