For many owners of iPods and other MP3 players, collecting accessories is almost as much fun as listening to music.
Griffin Technology is making the most of this obsession with products like the iFM, which provides a radio and remote for the iPod. Users can control the iPod remotely or switch to FM radio. Microchip Technology Inc.'s PIC microcontroller provides control to the display and user interface, as well as communication with the iPOD. Griffin's iFM weighs only 0.6 oz.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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.