BioLogic - a company that produces cycle gear - has
developed a suite of new products and
applications for iPhone-toting cyclists. The tools make the iPhone a
First off, the cycle movement
itself can keep the iPhone charged. Next, BioLogic has apps and equipment that
support the needs of cyclists.
Ruggedized equipment to protect the phone.
GPS mapping with actively updated Google Maps.
Customized windows display riding data (miles traveled, speed, time).
Archives of past trips.
Gloves with touch-sensitive finger tips.
Honeywell Gains EPA Approval for New Refrigerant
Honeywell has released a
new low-global-warming refrigerant for use in automobile air conditioning
systems. The refrigerant has received final approval from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA).
The approval allows the
refrigerant, HFO-1234yf, to be used in new cars in the U.S. Honeywell says the
refrigerant has a global-warming potential that is 99.7 percent less than
HFC-13a, the refrigerant currently used in most car air conditioning systems.
The EPA granted the approval under its Significant New Alternatives Policy
T3 Motion Prototypes Consumer Vehicle
T3 Motion Inc. has
completed and delivered a prototype electronic consumer vehicle - the R3 -
which is currently on display at T3's Costa Mesa, CA headquarters. This is the
first vehicle in T3's product line that was developed specifically for the
Previously introduced as a
concept called GT3, the R3 features a rear-wheel design with a single,
wide-stance wheel with two tires. The two-tire design was created to improve
traction, stability and handling.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.
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.