In an unexpected reversal of fortune, NASA's NanoSail-D spacecraft has unfurled a gleaming sheet of space-age fabric 650 km above Earth, becoming the first-ever solar sail to circle our planet. Source: NASA Read More: www.laboratoryequipment.com/News-first-ever-solar-sail-flies-012711.aspx
Video related to research article appearing in Lab on a Chip. A. H. Hirsa et al "Electromagnetic liquid pistons for capillarity-based pumping". Read the article at http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2010/lc/c0LC00397B
Teams of quadrotors autonomously build tower-like cubic structures from modular parts. Work done by Quentin Lindsey, Daniel Mellinger, and Vijay Kumar at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania.
Kent Perry with SanDisk discusses three new flash drives, including the 128 gb compact flash drive. purportedly the biggest card in the industry.
Eric Lind with Contour Energy Systems discusses their new 3 V battery system at CES 2011.
Dave of the EEVblog is on the search for a single AA cell to 500mA 5V DC DC boost converter chip. Is it possible?, what will he find?,
Sangmin Chon, Texas Instruments' Director of Marketing of C2000 real-time control MCUs stops by ECN's offices to discuss the company's new TMS320F2806x Piccolo floating-point MCU offering.
Jenni Balthrop with 3M Touch Systems demos a 23" Multi-Touch Display incorporating 3M's Projected Capacitive Technology.
Chad Lucien with Hillcrest Labs demos the Loop Pointer coupled with the Kylo TV internet browser. Download Kylo for free at http://kylo.tv/.
Cees Links, Founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, discusses the company's ZigBee-certified Remote Control 2.0.
Karl Volk with Maxim Integrated Products discusses the MAX8903 Switched Mode Charger.
Stefanie Frank and Robert Bleidt, both with Fraunhofer, demo the company's HD communication technologies, including the H264 video codec and their echo-cancelling software.
Geir Kjosavik from Atmel goes over their new audio platform, said to improve sound quality in portable devices.
Jon Beall with Texas Instruments discusses the company's new wireless charging system.
Robert Bleidt with Fraunhofer (inventer of the MP3 and co-inventer of AAC technology) discusses the MPEG Surround audio codec, a collaboration with Texas Instruments.