Ed Roberts, who died Thursday, created the Altair, the computer that brought Microsoft's Bill Gates and Paul Allen into desktop computing and inspired a legion of hobbyists who became the foundation of a vibrant new industry.
Presenters at a Cornell Higher Education Research Institute conference reported on their research into why college students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics drop out.
Questions about whether FiOS will ever generate an adequate return have intensified. But as Internet traffic mushrooms, the Verizon Communications' investment is likely to be vindicated.
A team of Texas A&M Aggies won the Sixth Annual Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) in March. This is Texas A&M's fifth win of the Southwestern Regional Competition. The team is now preparing for the national competition to be held April 16-18 in San Antonio. The team...
Fairchild’s half-bridge Ultra FRFET family provides desirable reverse recovery time (trr) of 35 ns to 65 ns and a small reverse recovery current (1.8 A to 3.1 A). In LCD TV designs, this family is said to eliminate the need for
Climate scientists from all over the globe are now able to test their climate models under extreme conditions thanks to Professor Minik Rosing, University of Copenhagen. Rosing has solved one of the great mysteries and paradoxes of our geological past, namely, “Why the earth’s...
AAEON announces a new slim Panel PC series ideal for HMI or multimedia applications. The new fanless AOP-9120 (12")/AOP-9150 (15") operator Panel PC is a high performance solution featuring an all-in-one SBC with Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz processor.
Microchip Technology Inc., expanded its 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC) portfolio for digital power-conversion applications. Eight new dsPIC33F ‘GS’ Series DSCs provide up to four times the memory, compared to Microchip’s existing SMPS and digital power conversion families. Additionally, these DSCs can
New PICMG 2.30 standard enables enhanced functionality of CompactPCI systems for defense applicationsApril 2, 2010 10:02 am | by Jim Vana, Applications Engineering Specialist, 3M Electronic Solutions Division | Articles | Comments
Recent advancements in military technology have produced some awe-inspiring, highly sophisticated combat and reconnaissance equipment. In the U.S., such advances are expected to continue at a steady clip as robust defense spending drives the development of next-generation equipment.
The south polar region of the Moon, with dark craters and high ridges, is a world away from the relatively smooth terrain visited by Apollo astronauts four decades ago. This rugged moonscape is the target for Europe’s next leap into space.
In readiness for launch on 8 April, ESA's CryoSat-2 ice satellite has now joined the rest of the Dnepr rocket in the launch silo at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The 'space head module' was transported from the integration facilities to the underground launch silo this morning.
Electronic payment equipment maker VeriFone Holdings Inc. said Friday it has acquired the remaining minority interest in VeriFone Transportation Systems.Financial terms were not disclosed.VeriFone Transportation was formed as a joint venture with TaxiTronic Inc. in 2005, the company said. It...
The announcement of Russia’s newest fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi PAK FA, stunned the world. To put it succinctly, the “Future Frontline Aircraft System” is a game-changer. Its closest rival is the F-22 Raptor, and yet production on the United States’ premier air-superiority fighter has been scrapped in favor of the F-35. Are we repeating the mistakes of the past?
The EU is taking a bite out of money laundering, which is estimated at EUR 1 trillion worldwide. Helping the EU to stamp out this criminal activity is the BEINGRID ('Business experiments in GRID') project, which received more than EUR 15 million to implement and deploy grid solutions for...
Solera Holdings Inc., which provides software and services for auto insurance claims, said Friday it hired John J. Giamatteo as chief operating officer effective April 12.This is a new position. Giamatteo, 43, has served as COO of digital media company RealNetworks Inc. since June 2008.