With the score tied 1-1, it's gone to a penalty shootout in a tense soccer match between teams from Israel and Australia. As the Australian goalkeeper in his red jersey braces for the shot, the Israeli striker pauses. Then he breaks into a dance instead of kicking the ball. Perhaps he can be forgiven: He's a robot, after all.
NASA launched a satellite late Thursday on a mission to explore a little-studied region of the sun and to better forecast space weather that can disrupt communications systems on Earth. Mission controllers clapped after receiving word that Iris separated from the rocket as planned and unfurled its solar panels, ready to begin its two-year mission.
After delays, Samsung Electronics Co. rolled out Thursday a curved TV that uses an advanced display called OLED. The 55-inch TV will sell for 15 million won ($13,000) in South Korea, more than five times the cost of LCD televisions of the same size.
The semiannual TOP500 official listing of the world's fastest supercomputers released Monday says the Tianhe-2 developed by the National University of Defense Technology in central China's Changsha city is capable of sustained computing of 33.86 petaflops per second. That's the equivalent of 33,860 trillion calculations per second.
Meteorologists agree that the two American supercomputers that provide storm models are underpowered — which is why the National Weather Service plans on upgrading those computers in the next two years. The two main forecasting computers — one in Orlando, Florida and the other in Virginia — will receive $25 million in upgrades as part of the Hurricane Sandy supplemental bill.
A Wi-Fi-enabled computer can connect to multiple networks at the same time. Your employees can give a hacker a pathway into your internal network simply by powering up a laptop. Imagine the mess an eco-terrorist could make if he didn’t like the look of your smokestack.
The Brazilian government has bought 30 security robots to improve public safety during the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics. The government paid nearly $3.5 million for the small unmanned ground vehicles which can provide surveillance, bomb removal and other law-enforcement missions.
The camera created by a research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is about the size of a penny and mimics insects' bulging eyes. It features 180 micro-lenses, giving it a panoramic field of view and the ability to focus simultaneously on objects at different depths.
Whether in the plastics, textile or motion control industries, damage caused by electric discharge is a well-known issue, and today it is more prevalent than ever. It primarily affects rolling bearings in machines susceptible to static charging.
NI believes work with organizations like FIRST has already made inroads in improving STEM education and desire to pursue science- or engineering-based careers. NI itself is already starting to hire FIRST alumni, and Hsu says they’re better prepared for the engineering world than those who didn’t participate in the program.
FIRST and National Instruments announced they are extending their partnership through 2019 with the shared goal of creating more scientists and engineers. This phase of the technology partnership centers around a next-generation embedded robotics control platform code-named “Athena.”
Many uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are built to be rugged, reliable and to withstand years of tough use. But let’s face it — even products built for punishing military and industrial environments are not going to last forever. When things go wrong, you’ll have a decision to make.
Almost a year ago, Google launched its first broadband internet network, Google Fiber, in Kansas City, and is now expanding into Austin, Texas. Meanwhile, the rest of the U.S. languishes with shoddy providers who refuse to innovate. And with Internet a critical part of our business infrastructure, that's just not good enough any more.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building a bionic dragonfly, fishing with the FrankenDrone, and testing mustard gas on PETMAN. Plus, at mere 50cm tall, this bike-pedaling biped is packed with high performance electronic components including ultrasonic, shock and gyro sensors, Bluetooth modules, and DC-DC converters.
Royal Philips NV, the Dutch consumer appliances giant, said Thursday that it has developed an LED light that will soon be far more efficient than the best fluorescents on the market. That should make it cheaper and greener, as well. It's a combination that will inevitably help the LED dominate the market for illuminating the world's workplaces.
GammaTech Computer Corp. has announced that its semi-rugged tablet PC, the Durabook CA10, is now available for purchase. The company says the ultra-mobile tablet comes with features that make it ideal for those who don’t work in a normal office setting.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re talking to virtual heads, firing sexists in Silicon Valley, investigating a super-sized power outage, and fishing far flung space garbage from the bottom of the ocean. This episode features, among others, forking repo’s and big dongles brought big problems at the PyCon 2013 conference held in Santa Clara last week.
The ADAPT 1.7 is the latest addition to the Advanced Distributed Architecture Platform Technology (ADAPT) condition monitoring platform from the Bently Nevada Product line of GE Measurement & Control. The company says ADAPT 1.7 can be retro-fitted to existing ADAPT turbine monitoring system to provide shaft vibration monitoring.
APEM Components, Inc. has announced the release of its series of stainless steel keyboards, which were designed to resist harsh environments, including exposure to bad weather and severe temperature variations. According to the company, this construction helps the keyboards hold up to abuse as well, such as scratching, shock, stains or burns.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PTC delivering technology solutions that transform the way you create and service your products, we're kick starting low-cost robotics, using a 3D printing vending machine, and having a cup of coffee in the sky.
Ericsson will take on the design, development and sales of the LTE multimode thin modem products, including 2G, 3G and 4G multimode, while ST will take on the existing ST-Ericsson products, other than LTE multimode thin modems, and related business as well as certain assembly and test facilities.
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Users of test tools from Fluke Corporation are masters of troubleshooting, but how do they stack up when pitted against one another? That's the challenge of the new interactive online game from Fluke called "Find It. Fix It. Fast." where players from around the world race against the clock to find and fix the most problems.
The greatest advantage, compared to batteries, is that super condensers have long life cycles and are maintenance-free. The UPS bridges up to 30 seconds of voltage failure, thus offering protection against data loss and operation interruptions.
The Vertex Standard EVX-531 is the latest addition to the company’s EVX-530 Series of digital portable radios. The series is part of Vertex Standard’s new eVerge portfolio, designed for commercial and industrial customers who use basic land mobile radios for voice communication and could benefit from improved audio quality, coverage, and privacy.