Junkscience.com, the Fox News mouthpeice that disses global warming and the green movement, is at it again. It is sponsoring a contest that will pay $100,000 to anyone who can prove humans are causing global warming. Of course the Ultimate Global Warming Content (UGWC also stands for the United German Warhammer Clan, a gaming group) is a spoof and no one will ever make a cent from this. Junkscience.com also has The Greener Pledge whose adherents must swear to a list of promises to `help’ the green movement, which Junkscience.com routinely badmouths. Some of the pledges are sort of funny. They include:
– Opening soda cans more slowly to the reduce rate of CO2 emissions.
– Reduce CO2 emissions by doing as little exercise as possible, and
– Use more solar energy by taking longer beach vacations.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.