The Doomsday List Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/11/2008 Post a comment Here's a list of predicted "end-of-the-world" scenarios that failed to live up to expectations (if you'll forgive the pun).
REACHing for the facts SmartEnergy Designline Blog 9/10/2008 Post a comment This brief article is meant to highlight some of the fallacies that have circulated about the impacts of REACH so that businesses can move beyond the scoping stage and towards action; something that should have happened a long time ago.
Tools that let you make anything Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 9/9/2008 Post a comment These low-cost fabrication tools - both open-source and commercial - promise to make the ability to manufacture almost anything available to anyone.
The End is Nigh (Part Deux) Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/9/2008 Post a comment Is the end of the world scheduled for Wednesday 10th September 2008 when the Large Hadron Colider (LHC) is powered-up? I don't think so...
Fingers crossed Power Management DesignLine Blog 9/9/2008 Post a comment CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's most powerful particle accelerator, producing beams seven times more energetic than any previous machine and around 30 times more intense when it reaches design performance, probably by 2010.
Trojan Horse in our cars Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/4/2008 2 comments Once in a sudden, everybody is talking about cars taking online. Navigation systems, Stolen Vehicle Tracking (SVT) applications, automatic emergency calls, road toll systems. But these systems have their downsides.
Special audio section in EE Times highlights AES Audio DesignLine Blog 9/4/2008 1 comment A special section on "advanced audio" in the September 8th issue of EE Times offers a selection of articles from AES contributors on topics ranging from PC audio and ADC buffer design to balanced audio and even one designer's musings on his six biggest digital audio mistakes.
When atoms count Blog 9/4/2008 1 comment The smaller device geometries are approaching the atomic limit for device construction.
M2Z wants to support Martin's free wireless push Blog 9/4/2008 Post a comment M2Z Networks wants to bid on the AWS-3 spectrum and launch an ad-supported free wireless network. But the M2Z plan is to offer rates at the slow end of what a DSL connection might offer. And surely the M2Z ads will have to occupy part of what would be a browser window.
An interesting problem to ponder Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/2/2008 1 comment The response to previous problems I've posed has been extremely enthusiastic, so here's another poser for us to peruse and ponder...
Smart machines - "stupid" people? Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 9/1/2008 Post a comment Machines become increasingly smarter but the education system at least in Germany is old-fashioned and does no address the challenges of the future any longer. Will this lead to unskilled "stupid" people?
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.