Though a few gamblers may disagree, security is critical for success in casinos. Statistical and Software Analysts, Inc. uses Texas Instruments’ TMS320DM642 DSP in its Casino Class Systems, which have been approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission. SSAI’s C-Class supports up to 4,000 cameras divided into 100 zones with as many as 250 individual users. Images are stored in a RAID system built using Seagate’s SV35 hard drives, which are optimized for video surveillance systems. Digital zoom, instant replay and image printing are among its standard features.
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of them change their shapes when immersed in water, and the one from Wyss Institute was made with 3D-printing techniques.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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