Since 1991, the Collegiate Inventors Competition has been recognizing and rewarding students and their advisors for research and innovations that could lead to patentable inventions. This year, full-time undergraduate and graduate students will compete in separate categories with separate cash prizes. The grand prize of $50,000 (plus $10k to the advisor), along with other cash prizes, will be awarded to the winning student or student team this fall in New York City. Deadline for the competition is June 1. Visit www.invent.org for more information.
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?
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.