M2M Gives Eyes & Ears to the Enterprise
Features 4/12/2013 4 comments Just as mobile computing has transformed the lives of consumers, machine-to-machine telemetry is revolutionizing business operations in every field, from healthcare to manufacturing to transportation.
New Breed of Lithium Batteries
Features 7/20/2011 14 comments Higher capacities are enabling cylindrical, prismatic, and flat lithium batteries to move into medical instruments, power tools, and computing applications.
Lunar Crane Design
Features 6/3/2011 18 comments Designing a robotic tool changer for use on the moon not only means dealing with the vacuum of space and moon dust, but also the changing scope of requirements for the device.
Auto Manufacturers' Drive to Simplify
Features 5/3/2011 3 comments Hybrid powertrains are adding complexity to electrical architectures that may already be reaching their limits. Moves to incorporate dual-core MCUs and more Flash memory may be the solution.
Hits and Misses for Industrial Ethernet
Features 4/5/2011 Post a comment Ethernet as a solution for automation control is clearly here to stay. However, its use is far from ubiquitous. The question remains as to how dominant the technology will become in all aspects of industrial networking.
NASA and Boeing developed a huge, carbon composite cryogenic fuel tank for deep space missions, and started testing it last month. The 18-ft cryotank will enable heavy-lift launch vehicles to send both humans and robots into deep space.
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