Privacy advocates take note, if researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have their way, law enforcement officials will soon detect terrorists, kidnappers, and other bad boys though walls and doors with a new radar flashlight. The radar device sends out electromagnetic energy and then detects a return signal that indicates the presence of persons based on their respiration. Results are displayed as bar graphs on a screen, which rise and fall in rhythmic response to the respiration of the person on the other side of the wall. The device works through brick, wood, plasterboard, glass, and concrete walls up to eight inches thick and at distances of up to approximately ten feet. The Georgia Institute of Technology has filed a patent for the device. For more information, contact Gene Greneker at email@example.com.
PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.