To be held April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center/Las Vegas Hilton, NAB2005 (National Association of Broadcasters) is the world's largest conference and exhibition for the electronic media. Showcases at the show include digital communications technologies, including television and radio broadcasting, film/video production and post production, audio production, multimedia, Internet, satellite, and telecommunications. Boasting over 1,400 exhibitors, this year's show will feature a functioning station on the exhibit floor, designed to show attendees everything that goes into putting together a digital television operation. For more information, go to www.nabshow.com.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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.