For those of you considering try-outs for "Who Wants to
be a Millionaire?" you'll want to bookmark SciTech Daily for its trivia value
alone. But you'll get so much more at www.scitechdaily.com .
SciTech Daily is a potpourri of links and information. There is news from around the world, a comprehensive listing of technology publications, plus a nice choice of a variety of "techie" sites. The links and materials change daily, but there are three main sections—Features and Background, Books and Media, and Analysis and Opinion.
On the day we reviewed the site, there were articles on: NASA robotics technology that could clean up maritime paint removal; how holograms will be storing movies, pictures, and computer data much sooner than anyone thinks; the world's largest parafoil soaring in a test where it carried the equivalent of NASA's six-person X-38 Crew Return Vehicle; and an "instant-on" memory device that could eliminate the need for hard drives.
Engineers at Fuel Cell Energy have found a way to take advantage of a side reaction, unique to their carbonate fuel cell that has nothing to do with energy production, as a potential, cost-effective solution to capturing carbon from fossil fuel power plants.
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
This is part one of an article discussing the University of Washington’s nationally ranked FSAE electric car (eCar) and combustible car (cCar). Stay tuned for part two, tomorrow, which will discuss the four unique PCBs used in both the eCar and cCars.
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