The SPS/IPC/DRIVES show is one of the most successful electric automation shows in Europe. To wit, 1,000 exhibitors are expected at this year's show in Nuremberg, Germany, November 23-25. The show's sponsor, Messe Frankfurt, in conjunction with American partners, hopes to duplicate that success here in the U.S. with a new show next year. SPS
Electric Automation America will take place May 24-26, 2005 in Rosemount, IL. Dan Jones, vice president of Motion Media Group, and a well-known personality in the motion control industry, has been crisscrossing the country over the past several months, promoting the show and signing up contributors for what looks to be a substantial technical conference associated with the show. "We think this event will serve as a much-needed and highly useful information source for design engineers," says Jones, who adds that the conference will focus on application success stories and examples of breakthrough technologies in a number of critical technology areas. Key technologies covered in both the exhibit and conference will include controls, drives, software, sensors, and networks. For more information, check out the show's website at http://rbi.ims.ca.3857-537.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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