Washington, DC--Wonder where you'll find tomorrow's design
engineers or what future university research initiatives will lead to new
technologies you can use? Well log on today from 1 to 4 p.m. at www.hq.nasa.gov/office/codea/codeac/WWW
and join NASA Administrator Dan Goldin as he hosts a live cyber conference.
The program will be moderated by Gen. Spence Armstrong, senior
advisor to Goldin, and is aimed at strengthening NASA's partnerships with
academia. Details of the agency's new higher-education initiative, providing
universities and colleges increased opportunity to participate with the agency,
will be given in presentations and question-and-answer sessions.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
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.