Oops! She did it again. Pop icon Britney Spears is breaking all the boundaries Madonna left standing by entering the complicated field of semiconductors.
Britney's Guide to Semiconductor Physics at http://britneyspears.ac/lasers.htm contains a guide that covers the basics of semiconductors, tricks for making p-n junctions, radiative and non-radiative transition tips, the ins and outs of edge-emitting laser operation, and pointers for understanding photonic crystals. A "Lip-glossary" contains an A-to-Z listing of common industry terms, a periodic table, physical constants for "calculating stuff," and important physical properties of semiconductor materials. The site is complete with honest-to-goodness diagrams and charts, helpful equations, and lots and lots of fabulous Britney photos—not to mention official wallpaper featuring Britney practicing her moves in the lab. Finally a place online you and your teenagers can share!
There's even an automatic newsfeed featuring semiconductor, optoelectronics, and of course, late-breaking Britney news. Come on baby, hit her site one more time.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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