Advances in factory automation, process controls, and industrial instrumentation are contributing to higher manufacturing productivity and increased output. The sustainability of such advances is under threat, however, as the density of factory process control systems reaches levels where rising power consumption and thermal issues are beginning to undermine equipment performance, reliability, and safety.
Todd Atwood says he doesn't worry too much about accidents when walking down the street using his iPhone to make calls, send text messages or check his e-mail.
Could a blind person drive a car? Researchers are trying to make that far-fetched notion a reality.
Northrop Grumman is ramping up the submarine-building program at its Newport News shipyard in preparation for building two subs per year starting in 2011.The company plans to increase the number of workers in the program by up to 1,000 and invest more than $200 million in facility...
The XBP24-Z7WIT-004 module is part of the XBee Series 2 family which provides ZigBee level interoperability with ZigBee devices from other vendors. This hardware is only compatible with other Series 2 XBee modules; it is not compatible with the XBee Series 1.
The Parallax Mouse Sensor is a module in kit form which, when assembled, provides the tracking functions of an optical mouse. The two-wire serial interface is directly compatible with the Parallax BASIC Stamp 2 family, the Parallax Propeller, and other microcontrollers.
Sporian Microsystems, a developer of sensors and sensor systems, has received a Phase III award to continue development and testing of biosensor and wireless network technologies to detect pathogens in source waters.
Pentagon research scientists have taken a first step towards "Transformers"-style shape-shifting cars and aircraft, with a robot that can fold itself like origami into different forms.
TURCK introduces M12 true torque connectors, which may be hand-tightened to a predefined torque, preventing overtightening.
The Absopulse HVI 300-600/14 DC/DC converter/charger was selected by the Racing Green Endurance team of Imperial College London for use on-board their SRZero, a proof-of-concept all-electric supercar.
China on Tuesday rejected U.S. criticism of its treatment of an American geologist who was sentenced to eight years in prison for spying and collecting state secrets.The U.S. Embassy issued a statement calling for Xue Feng's immediate release and deportation to the United States after he was...
Electromagnetic research and development (R&D) in Europe is set to get a boost with the launch of the one-of-a-kind platform known as Phéline. With key support from the EU, this new, industry-led European Technology Platform (ETP) will help define priorities, action plans and...
The "Renewable Energy Snapshots" report, published today by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62% (17GW) of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU27 in 2009. The share rose from 57% in 2008. For...
France Telecom said it will hire 10,000 new employees in France over the next three years in a bid to remotivate its staff after a series of suicides that plagued the group over the last two years.