Mechatronics Used to Advance Cancer ResearchHawkes Ocean Technologies, a world leader in designing manned submersibles, gives the Mechatronics Zone a sneak preview of its latest creation, the Super Falcon. Read More
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Construction, Farm Equipment Turns to Lasers, GPSConstruction and agricultural equipment is making use of electronic controls, GPS, lasers and other technologies to add precision for tractors, bulldozers and other ag and construction equipment. Read More
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National Instruments Smart Cameras combine a monochrome CCD image sensor with a real-time embedded PowerPC processor in a small, rugged package. Capable of acquiring VGA (640 x 480) images at up to 60 f/s, NI Smart Cameras work with the entire suite of vision algorithms available in the NI vision software platform. Get started with the NI Smart Camera – watch the 4 minute video. Click Here.
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The new ELS-950, the smallest electro-optic liquid level sensor in our arsenal, carries the highest operating temperature capability at 230°F, and features an over-molded electronics insert, TPE insulated wires, and fluorosilicone O-ring seals to create a water-tight, environmentally resistant assembly. Click Here.
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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.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.