SkyCross announced that it developed the first embedded antenna for simultaneous coverage of the 800-MHz cellular, 1,575-MHz GPS, 1,900-MHz PCS, and 2,450-MHz WLAN frequency bands for Enhanced 911 (E-911) wireless handset applications. The company integrated mobile telephone, wireless data, and GPS receiver functions into a single device. The antenna also provides coverage in the 2.45-GHz frequency band used by Bluetooth wireless networking standards. The antenna frees designers from contending with the cost and challenge of incorporating more than one antenna into a single device, according to Alan Haase, the CEO of SkyCross. For more information, contact Kerry Greer, VP of engineering, at (321) 308-6618 or visit www.skycross.com.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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