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.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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