Superabsorbing Ring: Ultimate Camera Pixel
Posted September 19, 2014 by in News
A quantum effect in which excited atoms team up to emit an enhanced pulse of light can be turned on its head to create 'superabsorbing' systems that could make the 'ultimate camera pixel'. [capti...
SaaS ERP for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers
Posted September 19, 2014 by in Editorial
Download this whitepaper now to learn about how the Software as a Service (SaaS) model delivers financial, implementation, and operational benefits to job shops and small manufacturers. It details how...
‘Honeybee’ Robots Replicate Swarm Behavior
Posted September 18, 2014 by in News
Computer scientists have created a low-cost, autonomous micro-robot which in large numbers can replicate the behaviour of swarming honeybees. Colias -- named after a genus of butterfly -- is an open-...
The Jitter-Noise Duality and Anatomy of an Eye Diagram
Mentor Graphics
Posted September 18, 2014 by in Editorial
Within this paper we discuss the proper way of finding BER, as a function of the sample time and voltage, explain the effect of jitter introduced at the driver and receiver on the eye diagram and comp...
Chin Strap Harvests Energy from Chewing
Posted September 17, 2014 by in News
A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing and talking, an...
7 Myths and Realities of “Top-to-Shop” in Manufacturing
Posted September 17, 2014 by in Editorial
Manufacturers know that “Top-to-Shop” isn’t an urban legend anymore. Any disconnect in the enterprise means that people don’t understand the true impact of actions. That lack of insight typica...
Scientists Come Closer to the Industrial Synthesis of a Material Harder Than Diamond
Posted September 16, 2014 by in News
Researchers from the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials in Troitsk, MIPT, MISiS, and MSU have developed anew method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exceed...
Maximize Power and Efficiency with PADS Placement and Routing
Mentor Graphics
Posted September 16, 2014 by in Editorial
Some of the most time-consuming tasks in PCB design are placing parts on the board and routing traces. Designers who complete these tasks efficiently can make a more positive and direct impact on desi...
New Light Shed On Why Batteries Go Bad
Posted September 15, 2014 by in News
A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging a...
Data Center Trend: Distributed Power in the White Space
Posted September 15, 2014 by in Editorial
Cloud computing vendors and colocation data centers make every effort to maximize the scalability, efficiency and agility of their data centers. As a result, more and more of them are investigating re...
How Salt Causes Buildings to Crumble
Posted September 12, 2014 by in News
Salt crystals are often responsible when buildings start to show signs of ageing. Researchers from the Institute for Building Materials have studied salt damage in greater depth and can now predict we...
4 Key Things Manufacturers Can Do to Improve the Customer Experience
Posted September 12, 2014 by in Editorial
This infographic pinpoints the results of a survey highlighting the main concerns among manufacturers, and how modern, flexible technology can bridge the customer experience gap. Download White Paper...
World’s Largest DNA Origami Created
Posted September 11, 2014 by in News
Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world's largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ran...
Top 6 Technologies Small and Midsize Manufacturers Can’t Afford to Ignore
Posted September 11, 2014 by in Editorial
Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers’ needs in great detail is essential to positioning thei...
Wireless Experts Tap Unused TV Spectrum
Posted September 10, 2014 by in News
Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles. [captio...
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