Nanogenerator Sheet in Action
DNTV 2/25/2009 Post a comment A sheet containing tens of thousands of the nanogenerators could fit beneath a Blackberry's touch screen, enabling the handheld device to draw power from a user who taps a finger against it.
STM Robotic Vision System
DNTV 2/11/2009 Post a comment At the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, STM demonstrated a robotic vision system based on its VS6724, a 2-megapixel single-chip camera module and the STR912FA ARM based 32-bit microcontroller.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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