Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 4/11/2008 Post a comment
This video shows the reaction of a full-grown lion on being reunited with a woman who saved him as a baby.
The ABC of invertebrates
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 4/9/2008 Post a comment
From Moonsnails and Nudibranchs, to frontotemporal dementia, to Maurice Ravel and his Bolero (via 10 and Bo Derek), to...
No more dumb grinding machines
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 4/9/2008 Post a comment
In industry automation, we are used to watch the factory floor equipment getting networked with the central IT department, effectively turning it into a peripheral unit of the electronic company brains in their glass box. Now the machinery itself gets increasingly more intelligent. A good chance to develop smarter algorithms, more powerful processors and faster communication schemes.
An interesting hybrid
Blog 4/9/2008 Post a comment
The first trial will be on three French national railway TGV trains. Since the trains travel at speeds as fast as 175 mph, this seems like quite an accomplishment.
Walking (rolling) on the moon
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 4/8/2008 Post a comment
The amateur moon rover team - of which I find myself a member - will be demonstrating its prototype Moon Lander and Robot Rover at ESC next week.
Commentary: Don't put your e-passport in a microwave oven
Blog 4/8/2008 Post a comment
It's one thing for a technology reporter to chronicle, step by Orwellian step, the development of RFID and its associated privacy issues for the past several years. It's another thing— exciting, disappointing and troubling—to face all those RFID concerns in reality, in the form of a brand new, Patriot Act-mandated electronic passport.
Cracking noises in the RFID industry
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 4/3/2008 Post a comment
Within one week, two icons of RFID security have been toppled: First, the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) cracked the encryption scheme of NXPs Mifare Classic chip which is used in countless payment and access control solutions, and then Microchip's Keeloq encryption system has been deciphered. Again, the target system was not an exotic singular device; quite the contrary. Keeloq secures the access to vehicles of some of the largest vendors including Chrysler, General Motors, Fiat, Lexus, Volvo and Vo
The DeepChip InFamous Census
Blog 4/3/2008 Post a comment
John Cooley has published part 1 of his market survey of people on the ESNUG mailing list. The results are interesting, yet not surprising, unless you happen to be mostly stationed on another planet or singularly biased toward your particular EDA employer.