Digital camera capabilities continue to soar. Kodak's EasyShare Z1275 has 12 megapixel resolution and can record up to 80 min of High Definition video. Photographers can print images up to 30 x 40 inch or crop fairly small portions for 8 x 10 photos. They can use the 2.5-inch LCD to zoom in and check image quality. It's powered by Texas Instruments' TMS320DM35x DaVinci digital media processor, which includes a video processor, an MPEG-4-JPEG co-processor and an ARM9 core. The 6-oz camera, which uses common AA batteries, has a 5x zoom and light ratings down to ISO 3200 for low-light photos.
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.