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HotSpot: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 22, 2014 8:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

After two years of anticipation, the Ubi Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer is finally available. This computer allows for hands-free voice interaction in homes, and runs Android to take commands and turn them into action. The Ubi uses the..

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This Electric Car is Cheap, Efficient & Safe

October 22, 2014 8:51 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

More and more people are considering the purchase of an electric car. Whenever possible, it should run on renewably generated electricity. They want to conserve fossil resources and make a contribution to the environment – while playing ...

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Daimler Sells Stake in Tesla

October 21, 2014 6:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Daimler AG says it has sold its 4 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla for $780 million. The buyer was not disclosed. The Germany-based parent of Mercedes-Benz says its partnership with Tesla Motors Inc. is unaffected. Tesla made the ...

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Radiometrix Launches Frequency Programmable Narrow Band Transmitter

October 21, 2014 2:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radiometrix has launched a new range of highly flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B Transmitter offers industry-leading true Narrow Band FM performance and is available on user/factory ...

Automotive CMOS Image Sensor for Driver Assistance & Driverless Cars

October 21, 2014 2:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | Melexis Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis has introduced its 3rd generation of automotive image sensors - the MLX75421 Blackbird. This automotive grade, high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor features an extensive set of on-chip functional safety (ASIL) support ...  

Custom 19-Inch Fan Tray for Military Application

October 21, 2014 1:46 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Verotec has supplied a major US-based defense contractor with custom design intelligent fan trays for a major defense project. The 19-inch, rack-mounted 1U trays have six fans, strategically located within the tray to maximize the cooling of ...

Super Stable Garnet Ceramics May Be Ideal for High-Energy Lithium Batteries

October 21, 2014 1:33 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs. The ORNL-led team used ...    

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'Smart' Ice Skating Blade Informs Skaters of Stresses

October 21, 2014 1:21 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An ice skating blade that informs figure skaters of the stresses they are imposing on their joints has been developed by a group of researchers in the US. The small, lightweight device has been built to measure the force that a figure skater ...

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Semi-Driverless System for Piloting Cars

October 21, 2014 1:16 pm | by Technische Universität Darmstadt | News | Comments

An increasing number of assistance systems are being designed to facilitate driving. Things are heading towards automated driving. What role does the person behind the steering wheel play? Scientists at TU Darmstadt have presented ...  

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Quantum Holograms as Atomic Scale Memory Keepsake

October 21, 2014 12:56 pm | by Springer | News | Comments

The authors demonstrate for the first time that it is theoretically possible to retrieve, on demand, a given portion of the stored quantised light signal of a holographic image – set in a given direction in a given position in time sequence. This is done by ...

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'Eyecane' Aids Navigational Abilities for Blind

October 21, 2014 12:12 pm | by IOS Press BV | News | Comments

White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training periods to master. Electronic travel aids ...

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See-Through Electrodes for Studying Brain

October 21, 2014 12:04 pm | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene - a two-dimensional form of carbon only one atom thick - to fabricate ...

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Will Solar and Wind Generate Revolution or Evolution?

October 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association | News | Comments

Dramatically decreasing capital costs for solar and wind technologies present the prospect of an unprecedented boost for Texas companies. Sweetening the deal is the fact that "fuel" from the sun and the wind is ...     

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See-Through Sensors Open New Window into the Brain

October 21, 2014 11:53 am | by Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers' efforts to understand the brain.The team described its technology, which ...

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World Record in Data Transmission with Smart Circuits

October 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The research team behind the circuits currently holds an ...  

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