Peter St. George believes he has discovered a better way to compress digital data. And now he's trying to find a way of implementing his mathematical breakthrough through a "BinaryAccelerator." The President of ZeoSync Corp. compresses data by reducing the expression of random information sequences. Existing compression technologies depend on mapping and encoding of redundant mathematical structures, which are limited in application to single-pass reduction. The current technologies that enable compression for data transmission and storage are limited to compression ratios of ten to one. But St. George expects compression ratios of a hundred to one when his BinaryAccelerator is fully developed. His approach involves the manipulation of binary information and includes advancement of fractals, wavelets, sub-band cooling, and acoustic compression. "By significantly reducing the size of data strings, we envision products that will reduce the cost of communication," says St. George. For more information, call ZeoSync at (561) 640-8464.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Microchip recently released the 3D TouchPad, the first USB PC Peripheral device that couples 2D multi-touch input with 3D air gesture technology. The company seeks the help of developers to further enhance the capabilities of the technology.
To give engineers a better idea of the range of resins and polymers available as alternatives to other materials, this Technology Roundup presents several articles on engineering plastics that can do the job.
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