The AMPSLIM(TM) 1.25-mm wire-to-board connector is for the Video Electronic Standard Assn. (VESA) flat-panel display interface (FPDI-2) standard. The AMPSLIM connector was chosen by VESA for the FPDI-2 Standard for the eight- and 20-position connectors for internal flat-panel interface to host pc-boards. This low-profile connector provides electrical and mechanical performance, and is targeted for use in equipment such as notebook PCs with LCD monitors and camcords.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
Robots in films during the 2000s hit the big time; no longer are they the sidekicks of nerdy character actors. Robots we see on the big screen in recent years include Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Murphy. Top star of the era, Will Smith, takes a spin as a robot investigator in I, Robot. Robots (or androids or cyborgs) are fully mainstream in the 2000s.
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