Daylight saving time may not cut energy usage, a new study says. According to an article published in The Wall Street Journal, two economics professors at the University of California-Santa Barbara used data from seven million monthly meter readings in Indiana to determine whether changing the clocks (which occurs on Sunday, March 9th) has an energy benefit. They found that having the entire state of Indiana switch to daylight saving time cost Indiana households an additional $8.6 million in electricity bills.
The Chicago Auto Show has long been a haven for truck introductions, and this year’s edition was no exception. Chevrolet, Nissan, and Toyota all showed off new trucks, while competitors rolled out concept cars and production vehicles.
A tiny new MEMS-based reed switch may enable engineers to reduce the size of the electronic circuitry in devices ranging from ingestible endoscopes and hearing aids to insulin delivery systems and brake fluid monitors.
Visitors to this year's Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show will have an opportunity to boost their electronics acumen, thanks to a series of Learning Labs covering topics ranging from medical sensors to smart packaging.