With its integral USB connection, the S1010 USB digital media player allows users to control a connected MP3 player directly from the unit’s control buttons. An 80 cm USB cable connection enables storing the added digital device in the glove box or other nearby locations. The S1010 USB has other connectors that increase its functionality. With its two line-out connections, sound can also be enhanced with external amplifiers. An AUX IN connection allows expansion of the memory capability with an external hard drive player. A credit card-size remote control accesses the main functions of the audio unit from anywhere in the vehicle.
The Strati EV car printed at IMTS is made of SABIC's LNP STAT KON AE003. SABIC tells Design News why this carbon fiber-reinforced compound was chosen by Local Motors and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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