For years Bangladesh and India fought over who owned the 2 mile long, 1.5 mile wide piece of land known as New Moore Island in the Bay of Bengal, but according to oceanographer Sugata Hazra, “What theses two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming.”
New Moore Island was swallowed by the sea less than a month ago. This is not the first time an island in the Bay of Bengal has disappeared into the ocean, in 1996 Lohachara became submerged, displacing its inhabitants onto the mainland. These islands are “sinking” due to the ever increases rising of sea level. According to AP, up until the year 2000 sea level rose only 0.12 inches per year but now, ten years later, the sea rises 0.2 inches each year. This rise puts ten other islands around New Moore Island at risk of meeting the same fate.
The country of Bangladesh is at risk as well. It is estimated that 18 percent of the country’s coastline will be completely under water by 2050, forcing 20 million people out of their homes.
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.