Students at Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, NC learned about IP networking during a virtual trip to the top of Mt. Everest.
Mountaineer and Cisco Engineer Ciprian “Chip” Popoviciu climbed the mountain in March, carrying a wireless sensor network from Arch Rock Corp. and a mobile router from Cisco. Sensors measured his heart rate and the ambient temperature and humidity during the expedition. Martin students took their own measurements using similar sensors, compared it with Popoviciu's data, downloaded it via the wireless sensor network to a PC, then sent it through the router over globe-crossing satellite links to a website Cisco created for the project.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.