Hamamatsu introduced its L2859 and L5662 UV sources for curing, sealing, drying, and light-source activation. The electrode in the quiet mercury xenon lamp is designed for very little fatigue. No optical alignment is needed due to minimal lamp arc movement, and replacement is facilitated by a cassette design having a prealigned optical axis, obviating alignment ...SmartGuard(TM), a hydraulic/magnetic circuit breaker from Carlingswitch, protects equipment from ground faults (indicated by an LED) as well as overloads and short circuits ...Motorola was touting its recently announced Mc CORE(TM) 32-bit microRISC core for low-cost, long-battery-life applications, initially at 1.8V. Maximized code density allows use of less memory while boosting throughput ...Multi-Axis Force Sensors were introduced by Bourns. Designed for keyboard mouse and stand-alone cursor controls, these thick-film, ceramic sensors provide a distinct linear strain output in X, Y, and Z axes for smooth motion control ...Lumitex was on hand with uniform-brightness, no EMI or heat producing, woven fiber-optic panels and LED-based SolidState(TM) backlighting ...Finally, Endicott Research Group showed its S Series of miniature inverters for mounting near single-tube backlit LCDs, such as in hand-held instruments to gas-station pumps ...Wescon '98, scheduled for September 15-17, will be held at California's Anaheim Convention Center. Featured will be a "Systems-on-Silicon" exhibit and conference.
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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