Just How Toxic Are Carbon Nanotubes?
Engineering Materials 11/29/2012 32 comments Researchers at Texas Tech University have come up with a new method for detecting extremely small CNTs in soils, which will help determine their toxicity.
An Undersampling Wrapup
Mechatronics Zone 11/27/2012 Post a comment Contributing technical editor Jon Titus wraps up his undersampling columns with sample rates and a plot with extrapolated lines.
Slideshow: Making Sense of Connected Sensors
Blog 11/26/2012 11 comments The Embedded Technology 2012 trade show held recently in Yokohama, Japan, focused on five smart technologies: energy, healthcare, agriculture, automotive, and transportation systems, as well as mobile and cloud computing.
Slideshow: Great Space Rovers
Blog 11/20/2012 31 comments The Canadian Space Agency, makers of the International Space Station's 30-year robotic Canadarm project, is working on lunar and Mars robot rovers.
Video: Robot Turns Your Dreams Into Art
Blog 11/16/2012 16 comments Ever wondered what your nightly tossing, turning, and snoring would look like if turned into art by a robot? Winners of a chance to stay at a European hotel chain will find out when their sleep pattern data is captured by sensors and painted by an ABB robot.
Robots Take Human Factor Out of Mining
Blog 11/16/2012 21 comments Engineers have developed robots to take the human factor out of mining work and provide automation in the process, making it more efficient and less dangerous for the people involved.
Autodesk Enters the Gaming Industry
CAD/CAM Corner 11/15/2012 3 comments Autodesk provides easy-to-use tools for every technical industry. Now, with its new version of Scaleform for mobile game developers, the gaming industry is in their sights.
Slideshow: Scenes From JEC Americas & IFAI
Blog 11/14/2012 8 comments For the first time ever, JEC Americas converged on the city of Boston November 7 to November 9, hosting a massive materials show in conjunction with IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International).
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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