Testing and compliance engineering company, TUV Rheinland of North America, based in Newton, CT, has released a compliance label for companies that want to attach a visual Good-Housekeeping-like endorsement of their RoHS compliance. TUV intends to provide a label compliance officials will recognize as coming from a trusted and respected certifying company. The RoHS labels are part of TUV's complete compliance program that includes component testing, management of the certification data and oversight of the entire compliance process.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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