Colder Products Company (St. Paul, MN) has announced its new NS1 Series quick disconnect couplings. The NS1 provides a secure, reliable connect and disconnect in a user-friendly, compact footprint.
Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced the expansion of its USB2 Controller Hub (UCH2) portfolio. The seven new UCH2 ICs across three families provide programmability, enabling the developers of PCs and mobile devices to configure their designs without external memory.
Today's technological innovation enables smartphone users to diagnose serious diseases such as diabetes or lung cancer quickly and effectively by simply breathing into a small gadget, a nanofiber breathing sensor, mounted on the phones.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4, or LFP), findings that could lead to better performance in lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, medical equipment, and aircraft.
On today's episode of RapidFire we're 3D scanning with the Spider, a new hand-held 3D scanner from Artec3D. With a resolution of up to 0.15 mm and an accuracy from 0.03 to 0.05 mm, the Spider can scan sharp edges and intricate details.
An estimated $400 million polysilicon plant in eastern Idaho now has only eight workers, all security guards, after its last engineer exited last month amid dwindling hopes the facility will ever produce materials for solar panels. Hoku Scientific based in Hawaii, started building the plant in Pocatello about five years ago, as interest in solar energy grew and polysilicon prices rose.
Chrysler is recalling about 15,000 new Dodge Dart compact cars worldwide because the engines can stall in cold weather. The recall affects 2013 model year cars with 1.4-liter four-cylinder engines and dual-clutch automatic transmissions.
Connecticut's leading role in aviation has never been disputed, but legislators have passed a bill insisting that a Connecticut aviator flew two years before the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, N.C. The measure is the latest twist in an effort to credit the first successful airplane flight to German-born aviator and Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead.
Modern soldiers require state-of-the-art innovations, particularly when integrating connectors within advanced Wearable Soldier Systems (WSS). Key requirements for wearable soldier electronics are: increased situational awareness, increased weapons effectiveness, and increased individual agility.
The idea is that owning something as expensive as a jet engine is not only costly, but risky. An investment in an engine of such size and innovation needs to be kept up, and (just like most technology) will eventually wear out and/or find itself quickly outdated.
External beam radiation treatment has long been manipulated into the unique shape of patients’ tumors for personalized cancer care. Technology providing a means of patient-specific radionuclide drug therapies has not been standardized, as it has been limited to software that requires oncologists to manually define the areas of tumors.
OPTIS has launched H.I.M. (for Human Interactivity Manikin) enabling ergonomics investigations, and lighting and illumination study on the basis of Virtual Reality. H.I.M. enables operators to “enter” and interact with a full-scale 3D realistic digital model by wearing special goggles, helmet-mounted displays, or even as an avatar artificial figure with human dimensions.
Designers, engineers, and ergonomists can take the place of the future pilot, crew member, passenger or technician, to experience various tasks and explore a series of technical solutions by interacting directly with the digital mock up.
New technology under development at The Ohio State University is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body. The first planned use of the technology is a sensor that will detect the very early stages of organ transplant rejection.
Scientists at Rice University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have advanced on the goal of two-dimensional electronics with a method to control the growth of uniform atomic layers of molybdenum disulfide (MDS). MDS, a semiconductor, is one of a trilogy of materials needed to make functioning 2-D electronic components.