In the early 1950s, as the advent of television threatened the supremacy of movies, 3-D was hailed as the future of cinema, the magic solution to Hollywood's postwar slump. Now, in 2009, 3-D is once again being hailed as the savior of cinema, but no one has the guts to call it a gimmick.
Earlier this year, amid the doom and gloom of the financial catastrophe wrought by irresponsible lending, the technology industry did something unexpected: it pulled out of a nose-dive and set its sights skyward once again. Just listen to Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel, the world's largest maker microchips.
The Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has developed a unique robotic hand that can firmly hold objects as heavy as a can of food or as delicate as a raw egg, while dexterous enough to gesture for sign language.
Women in Technology (WITSM), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington technology community, today announced the winners of the Tenth Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards.
Available in battery-powered and AC-line powered versions, the high-voltage EC104 and low-voltage EC106 digital PWM motor controls from LCR Electronics provide speed and torque control as well as bi-directional operation and overload protection.
Addressing 3D integration of CMOS ICs into devices such as photo sensors, gas sensors, power devices, or MEMS components, the Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology from austriamicrosystems two eight-inch wafers can be electrically connected, with typical TSV depths of 200 µm to 300 µm.
Available in versions with coil voltage ratings of 6 VDC, 12 VDC and 24 VDC and coil power ratings of 0.9 W and 1.3 W, A6 Series Relays from CIT Relay & Switch is suitable for multiple automotive applications. Maximum switching power is 560 W, maximum switching voltage is 75 VDC, and maximum switching current is 35 A.
Twitter Inc.'s co-founders say the rapidly growing online communications company will eventually charge fees for its services, but it's unclear which ones and what will drive revenue.
Intel Corp will start producing a new, more powerful version of its Xeon multiprocessor chip for servers in the second half, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The new chip, code-named Nehalem EX, will go on sale in the first quarter of next year.
Belgian Frank De Winne, Canadian Robert Thirsk and Russian Roman Romanenko lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Russian Soyuz rocketfor the International Space Station.
General Motors Corp said on Wednesday that a crucial bond exchange proposal failed to gain enough support and that its board of directors would meet to review the automaker's options, clearing the path for what would be the largest U.S. industrial bankruptcy ever.
Hewlett-Packard Co, the world's largest PC maker, is recalling 15,000 laptop batteries distributed in China because of a danger they could overheat, China said on Tuesday on its quality inspections web site.
The nation's turbulent space program will be run by one of its own, a calming well-liked former space shuttle commander. President Barack Obama on Saturday chose retired astronaut Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden to lead NASA. He also named former NASA associate administrator Lori Garver as the agency's No. 2.
The Web edition of a cover story from Fortune this spring took a sharp turn from what you might expect at a 79-year-old magazine. Dispensing advice on finding a job during a recession, the piece had a soundtrack, a troupe of improv actors from Chicago and about 4,000 fewer words than your average magazine feature. Instead of scrolling through a column of text, readers (if the term can be applied) flipped through nine pages that told the story with a mix of text, photo-illustrations, interactive graphics and video clips.
Designed to house boards directly mounted horizontally into internal slots extruded in the case body, 1457 E Series extruded aluminum small enclosures from Hammond Electronics have RFI and IP54-rated end-panel gaskets that provide electro-magnetic attenuation as well as water and dust protection.