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.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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