Now space and NASA can be found right at your fingertips, through a new partnership between NASA and Dreamtime Holdings Inc., opening the door for public access to thousands of images, sounds, documents, blueprints, and plans from the space agency's archives. This portal, found at www.dreamtime.com , combines video, audio, space-related bulletin boards, educational activities, chat rooms, even e-cards online. You can see 3D views of the Mars Sojourner rover and the Hubble Space Telescope, video footage of the Wright brothers, even the addition of HDTV to NASA projects, specifically the Shuttle. This is a seven-year project with new materials added monthly to the site. Check it out often.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.