A recent study by Georgia Institute of Technology found that the elderly would give up some of their privacy to remain independent longer. The study involved 44 adults aged 65 to 75 with such privacy-invading technology as Digital Family Portrait, which transmits photos of the elder being monitored to the caregiver and Facebot, a communication device that allows residents to talk directly to it for commands. For more info visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-514.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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