Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Spurious interference limits the performance of many interferometric measurements. Digitally enhanced interferometry (DEI) improves measurement sensitivity by augmenting conventional heterodyne...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing

Scientists have discovered the world’s smallest superconductor - a sheet of four pairs of molecules less than one nanometer wide. The Ohio University-led study provides the first evidence that...

Question of the Week
Is cold fusion possible?

This week's question concerns the concept of cold fusion. Cold fusion refers to the nuclear fusion of atoms at conditions close to room temperature, which (theoretically) has the potential to produce an abundant source of energy at low cost. Once thought of as "junk science," cold fusion is slowly gaining acceptance in...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing

Keeping pace with emerging solid-state lighting (SSL) applications can be difficult for design engineers, not only from an end-product standpoint, but at the component level as well. Design...

News: Energy

A recent advance by Arizona State University researchers in developing nanowires could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells as well as better LEDs. ASU electrical engineers are...

Articles: Energy

It is in the headlines worldwide. Cities, states, and countries around the globe are transitioning away from traditional lighting and towards newer technologies such as high-power LEDs for...

Articles: Transportation

With auto sales down as much as 40 percent, it can feel to some like the industry is coming apart. But a "revolution in fasteners" may soon help bridge the gap to greener...

Articles: Energy

Industry and consumers are increasingly aware of the benefits of efficacious use of metered power, as costs and cost trends increase. Making the right choices...

Question of the Week
Would you have a microchip implanted under your skin if concrete benefits were derived from it?

This week's question concerns a recent poll that was taken prior to the opening of the CeBIT Trade show that was held in Germany last week. The poll, conducted by the German IT industry lobby group BITKOM, asked participants whether or not they would...

Briefs: Information Technology
Processing Images of Craters for Spacecraft Navigation

A crater-detection algorithm has been conceived to enable automation of what, heretofore, have been manual processes for utilizing images of craters on a celestial body as landmarks for navigating a spacecraft flying near or landing on that body. The images are acquired by an electronic...

News: Lighting

The first issue of Lighting Technology has arrived! This digital magazine is the latest offering from Green Design & Manufacturing, and features articles, tech briefs, applications and more...

Articles: Energy

Fluorescent lamps are a popular lighting option for businesses and consumers that are looking for ways to conserve energy and cut down on...

Videos: Green Design & Manufacturing

RTI International developed a polymer nanofiber material with nanoscale properties that provides cost-effective management of visible light in a solid-state lighting device. This video shows prototypes of...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing

Luminescent materials were developed using aerosol processes, for making improved LED devices for solid-state lighting. In essence this means improving...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing

Light Emitting Diode (LED) driver ICs associated with specific (uniquely operated) switching power supplies that optimize performance for High...

Blog
Taxi...Take Me to The Moon

In the words of the late, great gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” That’s comforting to know because the future of America’s space exploration program has suddenly gotten weird, and the last thing you need when that happens is amateurs calling the...

News: Energy

Smart meters – intelligent devices to measure consumption – make it possible to read and control power consumption, even of private households, while away from the property. New software shadows the...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a highly efficient, environmentally friendly process that selectively converts gamma-valerolactone - a...

Articles: Government

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which restates the definition of General Purpose Electric Motors, goes into effect...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Software test tools have been traditionally designed with the expectation that the code has been (or is being) designed and developed following a best practice development process....

Articles: Electronics & Computers

The computing press is full of discussions about multicore systems, defined here as single-chip computers containing two or more processing cores each connected to a common shared memory...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

With each new generation of FPGA devices, Xilinx continues to push the performance envelope to match the ever-increasing requirements of target applications. The recent announcement of the Virtex-6 is no exception....

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Wireless connectivity is merging with technological advancements in silicon, signaling, mass storage and software to meet the high-performance, ultra-low power requirements for...

Products: Electronics & Computers

VersaLogic Corp. (Eugene, OR) has developed two expansion modules that feature the Stackable Unified Module Interconnect Technology (SUMITTM) interface scheme. These PC/104-sized modules are suitable for systems...

Products: Electronics & Computers

The EBC-Z8510-G single board computer (SBC) from WinSystems (Arlington, TX) is powered by an Intel 1.1GHz AtomTM processor. It measures 203mm × 147mm and supports the SUMIT-ISM I/O expansion standard plus...

Products: Electronics & Computers

ADLINK Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) has introduced the Express-ATC, a “Compact” COM Express module that is compatible with the Type 2 pin-out of the PICMG® COM Express specification. The module is suitable for...

Products: Electronics & Computers

ACCES I/O Products (San Diego, CA) now offers the PCIe-DIO-48S, a 48-channel PCI Express (PCIe) card designed for use in a variety of digital I/O applications. It is compatible with 8255 PPI (mode 0) and...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has introduced the PIC16(L)F1826 and PIC16(L)F1827 general-purpose 8-bit microcontrollers that feature the company’s enhanced mid-range core. The new MCUs provide an advanced...

Briefs: Information Technology
Software Tool Integrating Data Flow Diagrams and Petri Nets

Data Flow Diagram – Petri Net (DFPN) is a software tool for analyzing other software to be developed. The full name of this program reflects its design, which combines the benefit of data-flow diagrams (which are typically favored by software analysts) with the power and precision of...

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