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Elizabeth M
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posted in May 2013

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Video: Mobile App-Driven Robot Bartender Makes, Shakes Drinks to Order
5/31/2013  25 comments
Makr Shakr works like this: People download an app to their Android or iPhone mobile device, then create drink combinations. The robot makes the drinks requested with assembly-line efficiency and graceful movements modeled on two professional dancers.
Advantech, Aerotech Release Automation Control Panels
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5/31/2013  Post a comment
Both Aerotech and Advantech have released control panels optimized for laboratory and industrial animation, respectively.
Comment:Risky choice - Elizabeth M-5/30/2013
Straw Lampshade-Like Cover Turns Skyscraper Into Energy Harvester
5/30/2013  31 comments
Strawscraper, the invention of Swedish architecture firm Belatchew Arkitekter, aims to extend a building in Stockholm with an energy-producing outer shell made of piezoelectric straws that can recover wind energy.
Comment:Liquid metal - Elizabeth M-5/29/2013
Comment:Re: The nose - Elizabeth M-5/29/2013
Enecsys Unveils Next-Generation Global Micro Inverter Platform
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5/29/2013  5 comments
Enecsys says its new micro inverters for solar panels offer more energy output and energy-harvesting capability than their predecessors.
Comment:Good news - Elizabeth M-5/28/2013
Comment:Nice coverage - Elizabeth M-5/28/2013
Comment:Re: Progress - Elizabeth M-5/28/2013
Comment:Re: The nose - Elizabeth M-5/27/2013
Comment:Re: Progress - Elizabeth M-5/27/2013
Comment:Re: The nose - Elizabeth M-5/27/2013
MIT Research Could Dramatically Improve Solar Cell Efficiency
5/24/2013  26 comments
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
Advantech Launches New Series of Motion-Control I/O Modules
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5/23/2013  4 comments
Advantech has launched a new series of motion-control I/O modules to meet the increased demands that come with more distributed industrial systems that require control of a growing number of axes and devices.
Startup Aims to Build a Better Lithium-Ion Battery
5/22/2013  6 comments
One of the university-level research efforts to improve the composition of lithium-ion batteries through nanotechnology has gone commercial.
Researchers Improve Potential for Lithium-Air Batteries
5/21/2013  2 comments
Researchers at MIT and Sandia National Labs have observed a reaction in lithium-air batteries that could help improve the design of these cells for electric vehicles and other applications.
Slideshow: Energy Harvesters Lift Power From Surprising Sources
5/20/2013  24 comments
As energy efficiency becomes more and more a concern for makers of electronics devices, researchers are coming up with new ways to harvest energy from sound vibration, footsteps, and even electromagnetic fields in the air.
Lantronix Expands Line of Rugged Controller for Sensor Networks
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5/17/2013  5 comments
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Harvard, MIT Researchers Design 3D Printed, Self-Assembling Robots
5/16/2013  10 comments
Researchers from MIT and Harvard have designed a 3D printed robot that crawls like an inchworm and can self-assemble with an electric jolt.
Comment:Probably not - Elizabeth M-5/15/2013
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Comment:Re: The nose - Elizabeth M-5/14/2013
Wireless Sensor for Devices Harvests Solar Energy
5/14/2013  11 comments
Two Israel-based providers of electronics components have collaborated to provide solar-energy harvesting technology that can power wireless sensors so they require little or no battery power to operate.
Comment:Amazing stuff - Elizabeth M-5/13/2013
Slideshow: How 3D Printed Body Parts Are Changing Medicine
5/13/2013  25 comments
3D printing is making it cheaper and easier to make artificial body parts from live tissue and synthetic materials.
Rethink Reveals Version of Baxter Industrial Robot for Researchers
5/10/2013  14 comments
Rethink Robotics is giving researchers an ability to get up close and personal with its Baxter industrial robot with a new research version they can use to build custom software and applications.
TI Offers Advanced Motion Control Software
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5/7/2013  13 comments
TI's new InstaSPIN-MOTION motor control software is aimed at taking the pain out of motion-control development by optimizing complex motion sequences, reducing tuning to a single parameter, and accurately tracking desired trajectories across operating ranges.
Fujitsu Updates Microcontroller Line
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5/1/2013  5 comments
Fujitsu Semiconductor has fortified its FM3 family of 32-bit microcontrollers with 38 new products.

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